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Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Day Trip To Walnut - Gilded Bee Blog

The Gilded Bee blog has some great photos from a September day trip to Walnut.

Gilded Bee - Day Trip to Walnut

Walnut plans antique Christmas Walk

From the CB Daily Nonpareil:

WALNUT - The community of Walnut found its niche in society through their appreciation for longevity and uniqueness.

Known as a town that measures in yesterday's treasures, Walnut has been dubbed "Iowa's Antique City" since 1985. On average, 18 stores line Antique City Drive, the town's main street, attracting people from all over the world.

Antique collectors will have the opportunity to visit all the shops during the 27th Annual Antique Christmas Walk held this Friday through Sunday.

Strolling carolers, a Christmas tree festival, the "Goose Man" and free photos of Santa are just a few aspects that make up the walk.

While the Christmas Walk is Walnut's second biggest day to sell antiques, Hilligas said the intent is to create an old-fashioned shopping experience.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

27th Annual Christmas Walk - November 28-30, 2008

Walnut's oldest annual event. Enjoy traditions of Christmas past with antiques, fun, food, and festivities. This event is held every year on Thanksgiving Weekend.

27th Annual Walnut Christmas Walk

November Fri 28th, Sat 29th, and Sun 30th

  • Christmas Tree Festival: Walnut Welcome Center Friday & Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Sunday: 12:30 - 4:00 PM

  • Friends & Family Tree at City Hall

  • Country School Museum: Open Friday & Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.(Father Christmas appearing at 2:00PM) Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Lunch with AmVets: The AmVet Ladies will be serving vegetable beef soup, chili, and pie at the AmVet Hall Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Special Appearance:Omaha Prime barbershop quartet downtown Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

  • Special Appearance:Gooseman and his Dirty Dozen downtown Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Special Appearance:Santa Claus downtown all weekend with free gifts for shoppers with receipt of purchase

Other Links:

Holiday Events begin in Walnut Iowa - WOWT.com

Walnut Christmas Walk going strong after 27 years - Harlan Tribune

Walnut plans antique Christmas Walk --Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil

walnutiowa.org Christmas Walk Page.Offsite Link

Nick Deal Named 2008 IMCA National Modified Rookie of The Year

In 2007, a 14-year-old from Walnut, Iowa, decided to try driving a race car. What he has accomplished in two short years has been nothing short of amazing.

Nick Deal made his racing debut in 2007 running in the pro stock class at I-80 Speedway. Because of his age, he agreed to start in the back until he could prove himself.

The results have been spectacular. Nick claimed 14 feature wins and was recently named the 2008 IMCA National Modified Rookie of the Year.

From the Omaha World Herald

Photos and Stats available at NickDealRacing.com