By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Saturday, June 13, promises to be a busy day in Imperial with numerous events planned.
Events scheduled for the day include city-wide garages sales, an ag safety day, a benefit golf tournament, a square dance and bull riding followed by a dance.
The Imperial Chamber of Commerce will kick off the day with their annual city-wide garage sales, beginning at 8 a.m.
People wishing to register for the garage sales can contact Vivian at The Imperial Republican office. There will be a $10 fee to participate in the garage sales.
Agriculture safety day
For the first time ever, the Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club will bring the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day to Chase County that day.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Imperial.
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is for children ages six to 14 years old.
Co-chair Chris Tomky said they already have 180 kids registered for the event but noted they still have room for up to another 120 youths.
In addition, Tomky said they are seeking teenage and adult volunteers to assist with the event.
Tomky said teenagers can fill out a registration form and mark “volunteer” on it. There will be no charge for the volunteers and Tomky noted the community service adds to a good resume for scholarships, etc.
Kids wanting to register can fill out a form available at area schools. Those wanting to volunteer can contact Tomky at 308-883-6513 or the other co-chair, Lisa Schilke, at 308-883-8651.
The event will be conducted by the Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club in conjunction with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation.
Hospital foundation golf benefit
Saturday, June 13, also marks the date of the second annual “Slice Fore Life” benefit golf tournament for the Chase County Hospital Foundation.
Randy Vlasin, foundation director, said they still have spaces available for four-person teams. The tournament will be an 18-hole event with a scramble format.
People wanting more information about the tournament or how to become a sponsor for the event can contact Vlasin at 882-7379 or contact him by e-mail at
The Chase County Stompers will hold their regular square dance at the exhibit building at the fairgrounds that night, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The guest caller will be “Lucky” Kochenower of Gering.
The event is open to all square dancers in the area.
Bull riding challenge
Bull riding fans won’t want to miss the Chase County Bull Riding Challenge, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. June 13.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Chase County Fair Board and the Chamber of Commerces from both Imperial and Wauneta.
They have hired V Lazy S Bull Riding Productions of Tryon to conduct the bull riding, which will be held in the fairgrounds arena.
V Lazy S conducts Professional Bull Riders (PBR) events which will help it draw riders to this event.
The organizers want to see how well the event goes over this year. If successful, they may seek to make this a PBR-sanctioned event in the future.
There will be beer garden operated during the bull riding and all ticket holders can attend a dance for free following the event.
The dance, to be held in the open air auditorium, will feature the band, The Drivin’ Dynamics. Beer sales will continue during the dance, as well.