CEDAR BLUFFS – The Cedar Bluffs community is gearing up for summer fun, as Cedar Days will be celebrated Friday through Sunday.
A variety of activities are planned across the weekend.
Jillian Sukstorf, a member of the Cedar Bluffs Alumni Committee, said many of the activities will be hosted by the Cedar Bluffs Education Foundation, area businesses and organizations.
Scheduled activities Friday include a performance by the band Welfare Lonnie and the Food Stamps at 8 p.m. in the Den Saloon and a beer pong tournament at Todd’s Tavern. Teams for the tournament can call Connor at 402-317-0632 to register for a $10 entrance fee.
Saturday gets started with four person golf scramble at the Valley View Golf Course. Golfing starts at 8:30 a.m. with a $60 fee.
The Cedar Bluffs Alumni Social Hour will be at 5 p.m. in the Cedar Bluffs Auditorium, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., live music with Bobby Fig will be present at the Den Saloon, as well as mechanical bull rides with a $10 cover.
On Sunday, the fun will begin at the Cedar Bluffs Village Park with the Bohemian Tractor Ride at 8 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., the Lift-a-thon by the Cedar Bluffs Football team will begin, followed by the Slip N Slide and the obstacle course by Kinetic Training at 1 p.m.
Also starting at 1 p.m. is a three on three basketball tournament and a corn hole tournament. At 2 p.m., a martial arts demonstration will be presented by Wahoo Martial Arts. All days activities include face painting, whiffle ball games and the Cedar Bluffs Splash Pad.
Sukstorf said Cedar Days continue to grow every year.
“We recently started working with the other foundations to make it bigger and more fun,” she said.
She said the Cedar Bluffs Alumni group has been helping with Cedar Days for the last two years.
The annual golf tournament brings together Cedar Bluffs High School alumni from the classes of 1997 to 2004 for a weekend of fun activities and help provide for their former school is a major goal of theirs.
“It’s to get everyone back together and raise funds for the school,” Sukstorf said.
This year’s Cedar Days has a mixture of activities that have proved popular in the past years and new ideas that the alumni are hoping might stick.
Sukstorf said a few of the older activities, such as the golf and basketball tournaments, have been steady favorites.
“The golf has always been our staple and usually has a very good turnout. We usually have about 13 to 18 teams,” Sukstorf said.
As for new activities, she said the major ones are the obstacle course and martial arts demonstration. The obstacle course starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday. At 2 p.m., the Martial Arts demonstration will be presented by members of Wahoo Martial Arts.
Sukstorf said she is really looking forward to seeing how certain events and activities perform this year and how the community comes together to have some fun.
“I always enjoy the golf. The beer pong this year also sounds fun. It’s nice to see the community and alumni come together and have a great time,” she added.