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Klear Nearly Day Events Include Fundraisers for Jones Family

By Lucky Kidd, Ad Astra Radio


Nickerson, Kan. – As part of Nickerson’s annual Klear Nearly Day on Saturday, Aug. 6th, two fundraisers are planned for the Trey and Amy Jones Family. One of those is a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. at the Nickerson Community Center, the cost of which is a free-will donation. The other is the antique tractor pull next to the mud volleyball court off East Paine by the south water tower, which begins at 2 p.m.

Events for this year’s Klear Nearly Day begin Friday evening with a hamburger and hot dog dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. and the movie Big Hero 6 at dusk in Weber Park. Sand volleyball also takes place Friday evening starting at 5 p.m.  Concessions will be available.

In addition to the Jones Family Breakfast, other morning events Saturday include a walk/run at Nickerson Grade School, with registration starting at 8 am.. The Klear Nearly Parade gets underway at 10 a.m. Vendors will be set up in the park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a cheerleader dunk tank from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other post-parade events include turtle and frog races at 11:15 a.m., water inflatables, duck games tattoos, a soda ring toss and tootsie pop tree from 1-4 p.m., potato sack races at noon, and pool noodle horse racing at 1 p.m.

Evening events include a DJ dance from 7-11 p.m. at Weber Park. Dance admission is $7, or free with a Klear Nearly button, which also includes the inflatables, and can be purchased at locations around Nickerson. As part of the dance, fireworks will be set off at around 9 p.m.