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Old and new events part of Brady Days 2013

Forgotten individuals to be resurrected

Old Brady will come to life in numerous ways during the annual celebration of Brady Days this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

One of the new events will be a display of memorabilia in the Brady school gym on Saturday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and from 1-3:30 p.m.

At 3:30 p.m., old Brady literally comes to life when local actors and actresses portray forgotten individuals from the village’s past and includes a governor and hotel madam to name a few.

Donations for these events will be accepted for the Brady School Foundation.

Artifacts will be displayed in the areas of books and art, kitchen, sports, military, business, education, churches, newspapers, banks, hats, organizations and clubs, cemeteries, Brady village, tools, bones and fossils, clothes and furniture.

An anchor found on Brady Island might be of particular interest to the public, organizers say.

Some believe that the anchor was on the boat of a fur-trading company that was traveling down the Platte River with a boat or scow-load of furs from a post located near the Laramie River.

“We encourate you to browse the memories of the strong and noble men and women of Brady,” said school foundation member Marge Spencer. “As you look at the many table displays, picture the hardships of our pioneers families as they settled in the Brady area. Perhaps it will bring back memories of your parents and grandparents.”

Artifacts for the display will be accepted at the school on Thursday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 2, between 8 a.m. and noon.

Items should be marked and a short description included.

A special cookbook, entitled “Miles, Memories and Meals” by the Brady Beauties and Brady School Foundation members, will also be on display and for purchase.

The $25 cost for the cookbook will be donated to the Brady School Foundation.

Spencer said the cookbook includes old recipes, pictures, history and poetry.

“Even if you don’t cook, it makes for a good read,” she said.

Other Brady Days events are as follows:

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

4:30 p.m., sidewalk chalk art must be completed downtown and apple pies delivered to the community center.

6 p.m.—Kids and pets on parade, lineup in front of the school.

6:30 p.m.—Family night bur-gers and hotdogs at the community center; includes hotdog eating contest, sidewalk chalk prizes, pie prizes, photo contest display and Methodist Church choir performance.

7 p.m.—Ice cream social.

8 p.m.—Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son formal dance at the tennis court.

9 p.m.—Teen dance at the tennis court with Complete Music; movie at the school football field, “Escape From Planet Earth.”

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

7-9 a.m.—Breakfast at the community center.

9 a.m.—“Old Brady Comes to Life” historical memorabilia display at the school.

9:30 a.m.—Parade lineup beginning on Popleton Street in front of the school.

10:30 a.m.—Parade.

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.—Car show downtown.

11:30 a.m.—MedAir Flight-for-Life helicopter at the baseball field following the parade; lunch at the community center; penny carnival at the park; cookie decorating at the park; laser tag at the park, slip-n-slide at the park; vendor tables on the bank lawn, free and open to anyone.

1 p.m.—3-on-3 mud volleyball at the park, sign up at the Hitchin’ Post; horseshoes in the park.

1-4 p.m.—Mechanical bull at the tennis courts.

2 p.m.—Turtle races in the circle downtown; bingo at the Community Center.

3 p.m.—Tug-of-war at the park.

3:30 p.m.—“Old Brady Comes to Life” character portrayals at the school.

5 p.m.—Firemen’s barbecue at the community center.

6 p.m.-midnight—Mechanical bull downtown.

9 p.m.—Street dance.

SUNDAY, AUG 4

7 a.m.—5K & 10K Road Run and Fun Walk starting at the school parking lot.

8:30 a.m.—Worship service/breakfast at the Community Center.

10 a.m. Softball tournament.

Noon—Community potluck at the park, bring food to share, table service and chairs.

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