Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Bushnell Days drawn from the tri-state area


August 26, 2021

Karen Lipska/Pine Bluffs Post

Above: parade - Waz Farms Trucking in the Bushnell Day parade showing their Red, White and Blue colors. Waz Farms Trucking is locally owned by Keith and Brandi Wasielwski of Bushnell.

On August 21st the streets of Bushnell were filled with cars to celebrate the day with the town and fire department.

The day was kicked off with a parade in the morning led by the Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post No. 60 and Auxiliary Unit 60 from Pine Bluffs. They were marching "Old Glory" through town along with a float of members tossing candy to the spectators. Then along came the brightly colored and amazingly cute princesses in their own float. They are McKenzie Loy from Bushnell, Gabriela Sharples from Kimball, Madilyn Whitney from Bushnell, Addison Holdgrafer from Kimball, Knightly Anderson from Kimball, Deanna Buanteo from Dix, Sydnie Purdy from Bushnell, Makayla Loy from Bushnell, Cashlyn Culek from Kimball, Destiny Marie Green from Kimball, Jaelynn Buanteo from Kimball, Hadley Carruthers from Kimball and Aleeah Eastman from Kimball. Not all of the princesses were able to attend the parade. The Grand Marshal Bruce Sigette and Wilma Lockwood-Sigette came along as the King and Queen of Bushnell Days. An antique fire hose reel cart pulled by two fire fighters led into the up to date volunteer fire departments of Dix, Kimball and Bushnell whose sirens could be heard throughout the parade and most likely the entire state of Nebraska. Volunteer pride ladies and gentlmen! It doesn't get any better than this. The Kimball wrestling team flexed their muscles for parade viewers. The people lined the streets at different places while the parade snaked through the streets of Bushnell.

In the park there were vendors and games for the kids. They had sack races, twister and other games. The vendors offered Bushnell day T-shirts, jewelry, fresh vegetables, rocks, needle works and baked goods. There was face painting for the kids or adults. Free watermelon was served throughout the day in the park, and taking a ride around the town in a fire truck.

For a good lunch to keep the energy up for the rest of the day, there was Barbecue supplied by Stoney's out of Kimball, Neb., or some homemade cabbage burgers and meat pies brought out by Tracy Klenda. There was no going hungry on this day!

In the afternoon was the cornhole tournament. Everyone gathered to watch the competition.

At the end of the day was a pig roast and music at the fire hall for everyone to relax and enjoy after a long day out on the town.

After so many years of no celebrating it seems that Bushnell Days was a success. Welcome back Bushnell Days! We all look forward to seeing you next year.


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