Monday, August 9, 2010
2010 Czech Days
Czech Days is held annually the first weekend in August in Wilber, Nebraska. This small town has one of the best Czech festivals you will ever see. The citizens of this town are the most welcoming you will ever find. Hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly for many months to make sure everyone has a great time and celebrates Czech style with food, dance, music and much more. For more information, log on to the website: http://www.wilberchamberofcommerce.com/.
Next year is the 50th anniversary of Czech Days and the committees are already busy planning lots of special activities. Be sure and make your hotel reservations early.
The highlight of Czech Days is the Miss Czech Slovak US pageant. During the pageant this year, Stefanie Vocasek was crowned the new 2010 Miss Czech Slovak US Queen. Congrats Stefanie! Following the crowning, Stefanie was surprised by her boyfriend with a proposal on stage. Congratulations Brad and Stefanie. We look forward to seeing you again soon. For more information and results, check out the website: http://missczechslovakqueen.tripod.com/.
Texas was very well represented in the Queen pageant. Rachel Hurley, Miss Texas Czech Slovak was just lovely. Rachel wore a spectacular authentic Czech costume (kroj) and danced a beautiful ballet routine for her talent. Way to go Rachel! We are so proud of you.
Ed, Sarah and I had a great time and enjoyed visiting with our Nebraska "family". When Sarah was 2006 Miss Czech Slovak USA, her princess was Sheyenne Kiesel. We have become good friends with the Kiesels and always enjoy seeing them.