POTTER, Neb. — A small-town celebration was a big hit over the holiday weekend.

The 91st annual Potter Days began the Saturday festivities with a 5K color run at 8:00 a.m., with several other events following afterward.

Potter Days Secretary, Treasurer, and Chairperson Erica Revord has been a part of the celebration for eight years.

“We love inviting new people to town to be in our community. Even though they live so far away, we feel like they’re family too now,” Revord said.

Revord said there were over 40 runners registered from Colorado, Illinois, and even Pennsylvania for the run. After the color run were the parade and craft show. Revord said there were over 20 vendors for the craft show.

“A great turnout for the parade,” Revord said. “All the bikes from PNCC came out for the parade so that was really fun to watch.”

During Potter Days, there is also the Potter off-road racing motocross event all day on Sunday. There are also women and children races on Saturday.

“We have free bounce houses, the parade is free, and free live music and bands,” Revord said. “We have a free watermelon feed as well that everybody shows up for.”

Duck pin bowling is also free all day during Potter Days.

“We’re run strictly by donations, and so during harder years when the economy is bad, we find new ways to bring money into our committee,” Revord said.

All the proceeds from the beer are donated back to the Potter Days committee to help put on next year's event. 

“Corn hole is always a big hit, and it brings in a lot of teams and players,” Revord said. “All the money we raise from it goes back to help next years event to make it bigger and better.”

Potter Days is by the community for the community, she said.

“100 percent of the proceeds from Potter goes back into Potter Days,” Revord said. “It’s incredible what we’re capable of as a community and that’s why Potter Day’s is such a cool thing because it’s celebrating everything our town has and all of the people we have here.”

Revord said there are different committees for the parade, beer garden, and corn hole. 

“We’ll have over 100 volunteers who help put this event on,” Revord said. “The best part about Potter is everybody just shows up to help in any way that they can.”

Potter is also having a golf tournament on Monday and Revord said any money made from the tournament goes back to the golf course.

“We have people from all over the county who come out just because they love the small hometown feel that Potter has to offer,” Revord said.