Milo Days skips a year; demo derby to continue

Don Calahan (left) pours batter for milo pancakes as Robert
Enghauser waits to flip them during Carleton's Milo Days
Sept. 10, 2011.
CARLETON — As one community festival here takes a hiatus due to lack of volunteers, organizers of another Carleton event hope to build on recent successes.

Milo Days, organized by the Carleton Community Club, is not taking place for the first time since it began more than 60 years ago.

"For this year we didn't have anybody to be parade chairman and we didn't have anybody to be food chairman," said the Rev. Jonathan Jensen, president of the Carleton Community Club. "Those are pretty strategic positions, and it was getting pretty late in the year."

Milo Days takes its name from the crop otherwise known as grain sorghum, long a staple on farms in southern Nebraska and northern Kansas. The celebration usually has been the second full weekend in September.

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