Nothing says community like a celebration.

So, nothing says Nevada like Lincoln Highway Days. And this year, Lincoln Highway Days marks its 30th anniversary.

For those who haven’t been to a Lincoln Highway Days celebration, this weekend is your chance. For those who have enjoyed it year after year, get ready for more fun times.

A year ago, rain pretty much wiped out the annual Nevada celebration, after so much had happened prior to that weekend to save the event that appeared ready to fold. Community leaders got together and planned to save the event. The Nevada Chamber of Commerce agreed to take leadership in making that happen. The celebration was scaled down a bit, and many of its activities were relocated from the fair grounds to the business district.

This year, a few more things have been added to the weekend’s offerings, and barring rain, the event looks to be shaping up into a fine array of activities, with a little something for every type of festival-goer.

For one thing, you can eat and eat and eat this weekend! St. Patrick’s Catholic Church offers a breakfast Saturday morning, the Nevada Firefighters offer a hog roast Saturday at the station, Central Presbyterian offers an ice cream and pie social Saturday afternoon, and along with all that, there are food vendors offering all kinds of great things all day Saturday along Sixth Street.

One of the most popular events of every Lincoln Highway Days celebration is the parade, taking place again this year at 10 a.m. Saturday along the Lincoln Highway. Find yourself a place to be anywhere from 15th Street to 1st Street and enjoy seeing people you know, while gathering candy for the little ones.

A full listing of events appeared in last week’s Nevada Journal, and is available online at www.nevadaiowa.org. Thank you to the Nevada Chamber of Commerce for their leadership in bringing this celebration through to its 30th year.

Now, it’s up to Nevada area residents to enjoy it. Celebrate the weekend respectfully and enthusiastically.