This is the last week of school. It is also the very last week of teaching for a number of teachers in the South Sarpy School District. For all the retiring teachers, we want to say goodbye and best wishes for the future:
Why God Made TeachersWhen God created teachers,
He gave us special friends
To help us understand His world
And truly comprehend
The beauty and the wonder
Of everything we see,
And become a better person
With each discovery. When God created teachers,
He gave us special guides
To show us ways in which to grow
So we can all decide
How to live and how to do
What's right instead of wrong,
To lead us so that we can lead
And learn how to be strong.Why God created teachers,
In His wisdom and His grace,
Was to help us learn to make our world
A better, wiser place.By Kevin William Huff
Memorial Day will be observed this coming Monday, May 26. The Springfield American Legion Post is hosting a Memorial Day Observance at the Springfield Cemetery on Sunday May 25 at 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome to come and pay tribute to the men and women who have died in military service to our country.
Don’t miss this artistic event right here in Springfield! May 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and May 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is the Weiss Art Festival at Weiss Studios and Gardens, 13603 Pflug Road, Springfield, Neb. Stroll the two-acred gardens while visiting regional artists, including studio owner Carl Weiss and son, Adam, and Susanne Bradley, Dave Brintnall, Ali Buda, Judy Crouch, Howard Greene, Nancy Greene, Deirdre Johnson, Janet Syas Nitsick and Valerie Robert. No entrance charge.
Surf into Springfield on June 6 & 7 for Springfield Days. This fun family event features a vast array of activities for young and old. So be sure to invite your family and friends for Springfield Idol, the fireworks show, the flea market, the kid’s band “The String Beans”, the parades, the street dance and a number of other events. Check out the list of happenings on the “Events” page under “What’s New” at www.springfieldnebraska.com
“Catch the Reading Bug” at Springfield Memorial Library this summer. Summer Reading Club registration begins May 19th. Programs with books, special guest presentations, and crafts will be taking place throughout the months of June and July. Be sure to stop by to sign up to read and to pick up a brochure with all the information about the library’s summer activities. You may also check out the library’s web page at www.springfieldnelibrary.com
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD
May 22 - South Sarpy District #46 schools semester finals & early release. Last day of school!!! Have a fun & safe summer!
May 25 6:00pm - Springfield American Legion Post 143 will host a Memorial Day Observance at the Springfield Cemetery. All are welcome.
May 26 - Memorial DayJune 1-Online registration begins for fall SSAP soccer. Register at: www. ssap.org
June 3, 12pm – Senior Lunch at United Methodist Church. Free will donation is accepted.
June 5, 10:30am – 12:00pm – Springfield Memorial Library “Summer Reading & Crafts Tent”. All ages are welcome to attend every Thursday in June and July.
June 6 & 7- Springfield Days “Surf Into Springfield”
June 6, 7 & 8 – Bugeaters Flea Market at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds. Open Friday 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm.
June 9 – Springfield Memorial Library Summer Reading Programs begin. Preschool Storytime will start at 9:30am with the Elementary Age program at 1:00pm. Come to the library all summer to “Catch the Reading Bug”.
June 12, 6:30pm – Springfield Memorial Garden Club meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend. Edi Pierce will present “English Garden Treasures: Great Britain’s West Country and Chelsea Flower Show”.
Refreshments will be served.
Events Happening Nearby:
June 22, 7pm – Weeping Water First Christian Church
Gospel Music Concert with Wess Adams, free admission with 1 can food donation
PRINGFIELD HISTORICAL TIDBIT:
It is likely that no woman in Sarpy County has done as much knitting for the Red Cross as has Mrs. Henry Mundt, Sr. of Springfield, who has completed 50 pair of socks and three sweaters since last fall.
-Reference: The Springfield Monitor, May 18, 1958 issue, “Forty Years Ago”
~You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.