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Metropolitan Community College - Sarpy Center

9110 Giles Rd, La Vista, Nebraska 68128

August 3, 2019 - 9:30am to 7:00pm

Requirement: moderate walking
Vitame Vas! The town of Wilber graciously welcomes you to our nation's Czech Capital for a day of celebration for their famous summer festival. Wilber is a unique ethnic community located 36 miles southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. Czech communities from around the region help participate in this Czech Festival. The first thing that will greet you at Wilber is traditional Czech music filling the air on Main Street. Flowers in the sidewalk pots bring a friendly feeling to each visitor. The Czech language is remembered by the store front signs and citizen greetings on the streets. There will be a lot of activities going on throughout the day for your enjoyment.

Enjoy an authentic Czech lunch with our group.Watch an entertaining parade with participants dressed in traditional costume from the old country what once was Czechoslovak, listen to tradition polka music throughout the festival, and see a car show. There will be time-on-your-own to shop in Frank's Meat Market for kolache and Bohemian meat specialties made from original recipes, plus visit the many vendors selling Czech bakery specialties. Also, learn about Czech costumes at the Czech Craft Shop Tent and explore the three levels of the Czech Museum. The Czech Craft Shop Tent located on Third Street in the center of the business district, makes and sells Czech costumes. The volunteers still hand embroider the beautiful patterns on the vests, blouses, and aprons, plus they make several colors of skirts, and have long and short sleeve shirts and vests for men. The shop also features magnets, note cards, books, and many special gift items. You will have a most enjoyable day in Wilber! Afterwards, there will be a special stop at Capital View Winery and Vineyards for wine sampling in Roca, NE.

Cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the Czech luncheon (which includes the price of the meal, tax, and gratuity), and the wine sampling at Capital View Winery and Vineyards. (Must be 21 years of age to participate in the wine sampling). Other snacks and shopping are not included. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 9:30 a.m. from MCC's Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus at the NORTHWEST parking lot. Return is approximately 7:00 p.m. Sorry no discount. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. Trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.