Marching festival on Saturday

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Marching Festival parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday along 13th Street in downtown Columbus.

An incorrect time was listed in Wednesday's Telegram.

Food Feud at Lakeview

COLUMBUS -- The fifth annual Football Food Feud will be held 7 p.m. today at the Scotus versus Lakeview football game being played at Lakeview.

Fans attending the game may bring cans of food to fill the Scotus and Lakeview trucks. Whichever truck has the most goods by the end of the first quarter will be the winner of the Food Feud. All food will be donated to Simon House and the Platte County Food Pantry. The trucks are being donated for the evening's collection by Ernst Auto.

This event is sponsored by the Scotus and Lakeview FBLA chapters.

Bicycle ride in Butler County

DAVID CITY -- The second annual Butler County Half Century Bicycle Ride will be held Saturday, beginning at the City Park in David City.

Registration is set for 7 a.m. Support is available at stations and through roving vehicles on well-marked 57- and 22-mile routes. Youth and family-related organizations benefit from the ride proceeds.

The longer route has miles of scenic hills in the Bohemian Alps. The shorter route with smooth highway shoulders is less hilly, ideal for the new cyclist. Helmets are required.

Registration for the ride is $35 for adults; riders under the age of 16 can ride for free with the donation of a full-size personal hygiene product the day of event. The products go to the local food pantry.

For more information, email or visit the ride’s Facebook page or website at

Square dance fall festival

COLUMBUS -- Harold’s Squares Square Dance Club of Columbus will hold its Fall Festival at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the VFW, 2720 23rd St.

Lunch will follow the dance. Caller will be Lanny Weaklend. Lessons will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. starting Oct. 15 at the VFW.

For more information, call 402-564-5502.

Benefit planned for Swierczek

COLUMBUS -- A benefit for Chad Swierczek will be held 4-10 p.m. Saturday at the St. Anthony Social Hall, 1719 Sixth St.

The event will include silent and live auctions, live music, a freewill donation meal and alcohol tickets will be available. Swierczek was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) two years ago, and now struggles to use his arms and legs. Proceeds from the benefit are earmarked to purchase a handicapped-accessible van.

Monetary donations can be sent in care of Mary Swierczek, 2509 Ninth St., Columbus, NE with checks payable to the Chad Swierczek Benefit. To donate an item for the auction, call Shane Borer at 402-270-4513 or Mary Norton at 402-276-0112.

More information can also be found at or visit Chad Swierczek’s Facebook page for his story and updates on auction items.


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