Broken Bow All-Alumni Weekend; Congrats to Distinguished Alumni Jerry Adams

Broken Bow All-Alumni Weekend; Congrats to Distinguished Alumni Jerry Adams
Jerry Adams, 2019 Broken Bow Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Photo: Broken Bow All Alumni Facebook page.

BROKEN BOW–Calling all Indians! Broken Bow alumni and guests are invited to the annual All-Alumni Weekend taking place this weekend July 12-14.

Friday, July 12: Kick-off event and registration at the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway (The Red Barn–east Highway 2). Register so that the Alumni Association has your current contact information. Tickets for the Saturday luncheon will be sold on Friday evening.

Saturday, July 13: 9-11 a.m. Registration at Broken Bow high School–last chance to buy tickets for the All-Alumni Luncheon
10 a.m. Community Bus Tour
12 p.m. All-Alumni Luncheon–All alum and guests are welcome to attend and honored classes will be recognized. Lunch will include roast beef on homemade buns, calico baked beans, potato salad, relish tray, fresh fruit, and dessert for $15
2-4 p.m. Middle School and High School Buildings open for touring

A big congratulations goes out to Jerry Adams, class of 1967, who has been named the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Recipient. Jerry will be the guest speaker at the All-Alumni Luncheon on July 13th at noon. According to a press release from the alumni association, Adams was born and raised in Broken Bow and is a co-owner of Adams Land and Cattle providing economic benefits to hundreds of farmers and business owners throughout the area and employing approximately 160 people.

Jerry Adams has previously received the Custer Economic Development Corporation Wheel Horse award, Broken Bow Elks Lodge Citizen of the Year, and helped bring the Mid-Plains Community College/Bellevue University campus to town.  He now serves on various boards and is a founding leader of the National beef Alliance, in addition to serving on the Kansas City Federal Reserve Ag Committee and Blueprint Nebraska Steering Committee, according to the press release.

Local involvement through the years has impacted all ages through community fundraising, strategic planning, and networking. Adams Land and Cattle sponsors many local events, the Broken Bow third grade class, 4-H clubs, and FFA.

Jerry and Linda Adams have been married since 1972 and have three children–Amy Staples, Melissa Lynd, and Scott Adams, and nine grandchildren.