We have been in business 50 years! It’s hard to believe and incredible to think about, all at the same time. By now, many of you know we’re throwing one heck of a party this year with our Golden Harvest Gala on November 17th, here at The Leadership Center. We will have delicous food prepared by Kitchen Manager John Boeder & Chef John Anderson along with a number of our amazing teammates.

The menu includes:

  • a TLC Signature Salad
  • Sea Scallops & Filet, Risotto
  • Aspargus
  • Rolls
  • and dessert off our delectable dessert auction full of decadence prepared by a number of our partner bakers.

The Cocktail Hour will also feature a number of tantalizing treats as well as music by the Apple Road Gang from The Cortland Opera House. Our event will include both silent and live auctions and conclude with dancing a the musical stylings of Norm Sodomka and his group, Sounds Unlimited Ensemble. To cap it all off, all of the food will be complimented by wine from Niobrara Valley Vineyards and beer form Prairie Pride Brewing Co. The event begins at 6 p.m. and there are still tickets available. You can purchase them online here or give us a call at 402-694-3934 to reserve. For those of you traveling out from out of town, we do have lodge rooms available. Just give us a jingle to reserve your room and tickets.

Since it is our 50 year anniversary, we are have a very special item on our Live Auction! It’s a trip for two to New Orleans. On a cold, snowy day like this, doesn’t somewhere warm sound inviting?  Here are the details on our New Orleans Trip:

New Orleans Jazz & Dining

Preservation Hall of Jazz, Commander’s Palace Jazz Brunch or Dinner with Wine Pairing, 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2

This Experience Includes:

  • Admission for 2 including skip-the-line status to the Preservation Hall of Jazz
  • Jazz brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Commander’s Palace Restaurant
  • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or comparable
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New Orleans, LA
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

More information, is below. New Orleans is not the only thing on the auctions. We have weekend packages get aways to Denver and Kearney. We also have jewlery, gift certificates, and a lot of other items to bid on too. It’s going to be a fabulous evenings and we hope you’ll consider joinnig us.


Maile Ilac Boeder, IOM

More on New Orleans:

Preservation Hall of Jazz
Enjoy admission for two to Preservation Hall, the French Quarter’s internationally recognized home of Traditional New Orleans Jazz and headquarters of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. As guests of Preservation Hall, you’ll be entitled to “skip-the-line” status. Simply check in at the door and avoid the long line. This iconic American institution was established in 1961 with the intention of preserving this uniquely American art form and providing some of its earliest practitioners the opportunity to earn a living performing the music they had pioneered and kept alive for so many years. Preservation Hall’s evening performances are recognized as some of the world’s last “pure musical experiences,” presenting authentic, traditional New Orleans jazz, played by the city’s finest. Experience the living legends that won Preservation Hall the Zagat award for ‘Best Appeal’ for 2009 New Orleans Nightlife. There is no bar service, air-conditioning, or other modern updates, Preservation Hall is a truly unique experience for kids and adults alike. In the words of Louis Armstrong: “Preservation Hall, now that’s where you’ll find all the greats”.

Commander’s Palace Restaurant
Enjoy a jazz brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing for two, including tax and gratuity. Every Saturday and Sunday, the jazz brunch features a Cajun and Creole-inspired menu with both traditional and unique breakfast items. As you bite into one of their Creole poached egg dishes or Bananas Foster Pancakes and take a sip of your Ramos Gin Fizz or Bloody Mary, live jazz musicians fill the room with “good, happy jazz”. If you feel like dancing, join the “second line” that often forms behind the band, a passionate and joyful New Orleans tradition! Or you can choose the 3-course dinner with wine pairing any night of the week, which starts with their World Famous Turtle Soup and ends with Creole Bread Pudding Souffle.

This beloved Garden District restaurant is New Orleans at its finest. Owner Ti Martin, daughter of Ella Brennan of the famous New Orleans restaurateur family, carries on the tradition and spirit that have given Commander’s Palace its magic and charm since 1880.

Hotel Accommodations
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable hotel in New Orleans.

Blackout dates: Mardi Gras week, Jazz Fest week and Dec 31-Jan 1.

This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to New Orleans, LA, subject to availability.

Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.

Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.


Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included.


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