Some 3,300 elementary school students attended 10 Nebraska statehood birthday parties throughout the state. The parties were sponsored by Secretary Gale, the NEBRASKAland Foundation and the Nebraska Humanities Council. The parties were held in Omaha, Boys Town, Sidney, Scottsbluff, McCook, Kearney, Fremont, Seward, Columbus and Norfolk. Gale, portraying Cactus Jack, is pictured at the Sidney party.
Enthusiastic students got the opportunity to learn and have fun at the parties. Pictured is the crowd at the Omaha party.
Troupe members (from left) Secretary Gale, Tom Bassett, David Seay and Chris Sayre perform at the Seward party.
Along with Secretary Gale, students at the Fremont party celebrate the lighting of candles on a birthday cake.