Central City celebrates coming home

Central City celebrates Lone Tree Days. (KSNB)

CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (KSNB) - People in Central City hit the streets today to celebrate Lone Tree Days. Named for the lone tree the town is known for, businesses got out to meet their customers. People got a chance to catch up over pancakes.

This year is a special celebration. The town laid to rest one of their own on Friday. Pearl Harbor veteran Gerald Clayton. So they decided to take the day to cherish the place they call home.

“We wanted to bring the theme for lone tree days of 'coming home' and recognize Gerald and we had everybody line the streets to bring him home,” Central City Chamber Executive Director Amy Schoch said.

The events spanned multiple days and will close out Sunday. The Chamber of Commerce says it takes all year long to plan Lone Tree Days and they will get back at it starting next month.