Sweet! Relaxing, FINE ! The Gering Merchants Association brought together a terrific assemblage of arts for the 11th Gering Arts Festival. The stand out was the antique auto collection with members of the Rolling Oldies Antique Car Club. This certainly was not a huge collection of autos, rather simply some of the very best anywhere.
Other highlights included art presented by the North Platte Valley Artist Guild and performances by the Los Guadalupanos Cultural Dancers, DOC the Clown with Mertel Ann, Timothy Ostdiek, the ACACIA Band, The Green Valley Homesteaders and Gering pioneer Ida McCumsey. Thirsty, the Giant Parade Puppet enjoyed dancing to the music , while bubbles from the solar powered Bubble Tower waifted across Legion Park.
Extensive promotion and support was provided by the Gering Citizen.
Also in evidence were members of the Hinterland chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Much Fun!
In the “it’s a small world dept” , turns out that Doc and I both share friendship and mentoring by TOTO the Clown! However I do not sport a tattoo of TOTO on my shoulder as does Doc !
I will be returning to Gering at the first opportunity to further explore the area including the Ford memorabilia haven known as “The Ford Garage” and the stunning bluffs.