Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Fire House 5+

Mel Bolte and the Fire House 5+ Band played at the Ag Pavilion as part of the County Fair Yesterday. Mel and Steve Smith have played in the band since they were in High School many years ago. We went to the Seward City Band final concert for the season this evening at the Band Shell where the Fire House Band also had a part on the program. Most of the Fire House players are also in the City Band. It was a great concert this evening featuring several College songs and a couple polkas. Mel told the history of the Fire House 5 and how they originated back in the '30's to visit towns in the County to promote the County Fair. They have now been invited to participate in the State Fair Parade this year along with representative groups from all 93 Nebraska Counties. I have known Mel for many years and we serve together on the Chamber 1st Impressions Committee. He has been Chairman of the City's Park and Recreation Committee for a number of years and instrumental in many improvements to the City. 

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