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Old Settlers 2019 is right around the corner

Things to do to get ready for Old Settlers

Nathan Arneal
Published 6/12/19

Old Settlers 2019 is right around the corner with another weekend of rides, games, old friends and merriment set for June 21-23.

Sunday’s featured entertainment will be magician Jeff Quinn, who will bring his family friendly brand of entertainment to the city park at 4 p.m.

Jeff QuinnMagician Jeff Quinn will be the headliner on Old Settlers Sunday.

Quinn was the 2016 winner of the North American Children’s Magician of the Year competition. He currently serves as president of the oldest and most prestigious magic organization in the world, the Society of American Magicians – a position once held by Harry Houdini. Quinn is the first Nebraskan to serve in that role.

A full schedule of Old Settlers events can be found on page 16 and at
Some of the Old Settlers events take advance registration or planning. Below is information on those events, so that you can get the most out of your Old Settlers experience.

Old Settlers 5k and 1 mile run/walk: Sponsored by Platte Valley Bank, the preregistration deadline is June 19 in order to get a T-shirt. Registration forms can be found in the June 5 and 12 Eagles or online at Walk-up registration the day of the race will also be accepted. This year, the race will start and end on Locust Street near the city pool.

Old Settlers Parade: No preregistration is required for the Sunday afternoon parade. Entries will sign up at the staging area in the high school parking lot between 12:30 and 1:30.

Old Settlers Car Show: Sponsored by Smitty’s Brickhouse and BNE Construction this year, registration will be free. Shine that car, truck or motorcycle up and register it starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Pride of the Platte Photography Exhibit: It is free to enter your self-taken photograph print and show off your best shots from the past year. See more information here.

Chamber Beer Garden: While very little advanced prep is needed to participate in the beer garden, there are some changes this year starting with the location, which will move to the tennis courts on the north end of the park. There will be additional lighting, shade and room for lawn games added. The beer garden will be serving wine and mixed drinks in addition to beer. Minors will be allowed into the beer garden with a large M marked on their hand.

Optimists Welcome Home Barbecue: As in the past, this event will open the weekend on the city park tennis courts. This year you will not be allowed to carry in your own beverages, but beer will be available for purchase from the Chamber beer garden. As usual, pop and water will also be for sale.

St. Charles Kickball Tournament: The registration deadline to sign up a team is Monday, June 17. Contact Carol Emanuel at 402-720-4950 to sign up a team.

Smitty’s Sand Volleyball Tournament: Sign up by Thursday, June 20, with a call to JD Smith at 402-578-8514 or with a message to the Smitty’s Brickhouse Facebook page. Smitty’s is also holding a cornhole tournnament, with sign-up using the same method.

Old Settlers Golf Scramble: Sign up your four-person team for the NBC Booster Club Scramble through the North Bend Golf Course at 402-652-3666.

Kiddie Parade: No pre-registration if required for this free event, sponsored by St. Peter Lutheran Church and the North Bend Eagle. The parade is about a block long and features kids through fourth grade in various costumes and decoration. There are three categories: Group, Rides and Solo. Sign up on site before the 4 p.m. parade.

Kid’s Tractor Pull: Registration begins on site at 1 p.m. for this 2 p.m. event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.


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