Legacy of the Plains receives $3,000 from Octoberfest event

The Museum has struggled with property tax issues and was impacted by the collapse of the Gering Fort Laramie Canal. The funds will help the revenue loss from their potatoes and sugar beets being smaller than normal. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)
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GERING, Neb. The Octoberfest Revived Committee presented a check for $3,000 to the Legacy of the Plains Museum from their Octoberfest event.

This event is used to keep ‘German from Russia’ legacy alive.

During Octoberfest, this organization provided an old German wedding, Dutch Hop band and German foods including cabbage burgers, noodle soup, coffeecake and garlic sausage.

Over 800 people attended this event last year.

Over the span of four years, this organization has donated $7,500 to the Legacy of the Plains Museum.

This Museum struggled with property tax issues along with being impacted by the Gering Fort Laramie Canal Collapse.

The Museum’s crops were down which is a source of their revenue.

Their potatoes and sugar beets were smaller than normal.

These funds helps this organization in a huge way.

“They don’t receive a lot of grants,” said Ken Meyer, Scotts Bluff County Commissioner. “They don’t receive a lot of things. A lot of money that they get comes through their door and we felt it was necessary to help with that sort of thing.”

The support between organizations is essential.

“It’s very significant for organizations like them to recognize what we are doing here,” said David Wolf, Executive Director. “It’s very rewarding to us and valuable so that we are able to continue those missions and expand the programs. Hopefully we will be able to do it here in the upcoming year.”