An informational meeting is being held Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Nebraska Art for individuals interested in volunteering to help with Kearney's Centennial Celebration of the Lincoln Highway.
The Centennial Celebration is a two-day event in Kearney set for Sunday, June 30, and Monday, July 1, in downtown Kearney and at the Great Platte River Road Archway.
"It will be an exciting two days in Kearney," said Sarah Focke, Kearney Visitors Bureau Tourism Manager and coordinator for the national event. "We hope the locals will come out in full force to help us, plus enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime celebration."
"Approximately 250 volunteer positions will need to be filled over the two days of the event, with most shifts being two to four hours," said Ronnie O'Brien, co-chair for the event, and Director of Cultural Education at the Great Platte River Road Archway.
People will be needed to help with various jobs including information booths, traffic, serving meals, re-enactors, and directing traffic for classic cars. The downtown celebration on June 30 and July 1 will feature twin auto tours arriving from both coasts.