Be a parade marshall!

Date: July 26 - 29, 2011 Contact: Michael BurgerPhone: 402-365-7757

Deshler Area Chamber is trying something different to promote tourism to our Community.  We are auctioning off the honorary position of PARADE MARSHALL for the THAYER COUNTY FAIR parade held on August 4th.

The auction is currently listed on Ebay:

Experience the small town flavor first hand and up close as you ride down our Main Street , at the head of the Parade in a 1974 Candy Apple Red Cadillac Eldorado convertible, to kick off our County Fair.

We are DESHLER, NEBRASKA - population 892 – located in the heart of the corn belt and home to Reinke Manufacturing – makers of Reinke Center Pivot Irrigation systems – and great hardworking folks.

Our Parade is the kick off event of the annual Thayer County Fair held AUGUST 4-6th.  

The PARADE will start at 6:00 PM on THURSDAY, AUG 4th in Deshler, Nebraska.
(check out the Fair Schedule here:

The Parade Route is approximately 6 blocks long with two announcer stands. 

What you will receive for your winning bid:

1 - You will be recognized as the DESHLER AREA CHAMBER’S HONORARY PARADE MARSHALL for 2011.

2 - You will get to ride down the Parade Route (4th Street) in in a 1974 Candy Apple Red Cadillac Eldorado convertible Driven by Merlyn Pohlmann – our own hometown insurance agent.

3 - An article with your photo will be submitted to our local Newspaper – THE DESHLER RUSTLER.

4 – You will receive a complimentary Meal from the 4H Food stand including HOME-MADE PIE.

5 – You will be given FREE ADMISSION to the FAIR, and the GRANDSTAND EVENT – T-Marv & Hammer Down (Not just another country band).

6 – You will get to meet some Great Hardworking Midwestern Folks (and maybe even a few not so hardworking).

PROCEEDS – All Proceeds from this Auction go to support the DESHLER AREA CHAMBER’S SCHOLARSHIP – which is awarded every year to a Graduating Area Student.

You will need to provide your own transportation to Deshler Nebraska.  

Yes - this is a legitimate offer to be the PARADE MARSHALL at our Thayer County Fair on AUGUST 4th, 2011.  We ran this by the Fair board,  the Lions Club - which Sponsors the Parade - and presented it before our Area Chamber of Commerce to bring you this unique opportunity.  Whether you win the auction to be our Parade Marshall or not - we, the Family and Friends who form the Community of Deshler, Nebraska - want to invite you to come and experience the great home town atmosphere and Patriotism that grows best here in the Midwest.

Happy Bidding - we hope to see you Here!

Questions:  Michael Burger - Deshler Area Chamber Member:  402-365-7757

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