Brooke Ludemann has extra reasons to celebrate her birthday this year.
Ludemann, a Doane College junior from North Platte, will turn 21 Saturday, as she reigns over Kool-Aid Days. She was crowned Miss Kool-Aid Days 2015 during the third annual pageant last Saturday in the Hastings High School auditorium.
“I’m so excited to get to know the community that I’m going to spend a lot of time in this year and connect with one of Nebraska’s biggest histories,” she said. “It’s a huge event, and I’m excited to experience it.”