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City Council Appoints Stastny Community Center Manager

At the last Hebron city council meeting, members officially went with Blythe Norder, of Hebron, to serve as the Stastny Community Center manager.

Norder, who was born and raised in Hebron, attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney where she received her bachelor’s of science in family studies with a minor in social work.

While attending UNK, she was involved in the family studies student organization holding several different offices including president her junior and senior year.

“The positions I have held after college, along with my education, have prepared me to work with a variety of individuals in many different settings,” said Norder. “Managing a successful community center is a large undertaking but I am up for the challenge and excited to grow alongside the Stastny Community Center.”

As manager, she will be taking reservations, be a hostess at events, order supplies, maintain and update the social media pages and oversee the bar staff.

“I will be looking for a few bartenders willing to work the large events such as weddings,” said Norder

The Community Center will be having an open house at a later, undetermined date to give people the opportunity to get a look at the new building and all its features.

“I am currently taking reservations,” said Norder. “Anyone interested in booking can call or email me for more information.”

Norder described the Community Center as “your one stop shop for events.”

The building will have an industrial kitchen available with 500 full plate settings, a built in stage, outside bar/patio area, multiple room size options and six large high definition TV screens.

In addition to wedding receptions, company holiday parties, or craft fairs, the Center will also host private parties, fundraisers, performing local talent, family fun nights and more.

“The possibilities and uses for this community center are truly endless,” said Norder. “My short term goals [are to]   clean, stock and familiarize myself with the building, host an open house and marketing.

The long term goal is for this to grow from being a building with a few events a month to a thriving community center with an event calendar full of a wide range of events serving all the people of Thayer County.”

Those who wish to reserve the Community Center can call or email Norder at 402-786-1620 or stastnycommunitycenter@gmail.com.

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