It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Season's Greetings!
Merry Christmas!
As we reflect on the last year, we are overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness. What a wonderful community we live in - one that we are lucky enough to promote every day through our work here at NGage.

Gage County is truly a place where opportunity grows and we've seen it happen all year. While 2020 has brought many hardships and challenges your way, we've watched you adapt and pivot to greet the opportunity with grace and courage. It hasn't been easy - we know that. But we want you to know that we see you and we are proud of you!

Please don't hesitate to ever reach out to our office if you should need anything. We're here for you and we love to chat. More importantly, we love to help you grow so that, together, we can further grow Gage County.

Merry Christmas!
Trevor Lee, Executive Director
Erin Chadwick, Marketing Coordinator
NGage Community Updates
Holiday Lighted Cruise
Take a drive!
We always recommend taking a drive through Gage County's 13 communities because there's always something new to explore.

This time of year, it's especially fun to take a scenic drive so we couldn't help but shed a little light on the subject in this holiday newsletter!

Our office pals at the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce have put together a map of light displays that can be found throughout Beatrice. But don't stop there!

There are plenty more lights to see in Adams, Barneston, Blue Springs, Clatonia, Cortland, Filley, Homesville, Liberty, Odell, Pickrell, Virginia, and Wymore too!

Grab your cups of cocoa and head out for night of sightseeing! Be sure to scope out all the great places to eat and shop while you're driving through each community so you can plan a return daytime visit.
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Did you know?
The modern tradition of tracking Santa began in 1955 when a young child accidentally dialed the unlisted phone number of the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center upon seeing a newspaper advertisement telling kids to call Santa.

The Director of Operations, Colonel Harry Shoup, answered the phone and instructed his staff to check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole.

Thus, a tradition was born, and continued when NORAD was formed in 1958. Each year since, NORAD has dutifully reported Santa's location on Dec. 24 to millions of children and families across the globe.

Follow Santa's journey this Christmas Eve to Gage County, Nebraska, or from wherever you may be celebrating the holiday!
What's that building?
Why, it's Santa's House of course!

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What we're reading
Beatrice Bakery is baking up a holiday classic - FRUITCAKE!

Nestled in America's heartland lies a bakery that believes every moment in life should be enjoyed with something delicious. It's a philosophy that Beatrice Bakery Co.® holds close to heart, and it's why they bake up the freshest, sweetest, most...

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