Christmas time is here, and Two Rivers Irrigation is helping get the community into the Christmas spirit with their event on Thursday night.
"Grinchmas" will take place on Thursday night at the American Legion, and families are invited to come out for a night of fun. Activities during the event include "Human Hungry Hippos" and a holiday themed photo booth. Parents are invited to participate in the activities along with their kids during the night. Santa will also be making a stop Thursday for kids to see at the event.
Abigail Frank, the wife of Cody Frank, the owner of Two Rivers Irrigation, said that they wanted to do something to give back to the community.
"We wanted to do something to give back to the community, to the customers, since they have been so welcoming!"
This January will mark one full year of Two Rivers having their home in Neligh. Abigail said that she came up with the idea as a way to give back, and she took it to the Neligh Chamber of Commerce.
"I really wanted to do this. I pitched the idea to Cody. He said he really liked it and told me to pitch it to the (Neligh) Chamber. I came up with the idea in my head, and they really liked it."
The holidays are a time of joy for many people, but for others, they can get moody. Abigail said that people like that are the reason she wanted to have the event themed after the popular Christmas story.
"A lot of people can be really grinch(y) during Christmas. A lot of it I based off of Cody because Cody is always a grinch."
There are many events for kids that pop up during Christmas time. However, Abigail said they wanted to center their event around involving the whole family.
"With this event event too we wanted to make it interactive. Parents can sit down with their kids and do the activities."
Abigail has assisted with events like this in the past. She said she hopes to use that experience and make this event a way to help grow the community.
"My background is big with community based projects, and we wanted to help grow Neligh more."
Cory said that he thinks that this event will be a great way to kickoff Christmas break for the kids in the community.
"I think it will be good for everyone in the community to have a little celebration and kick off the kids getting out of school."