WEEPING WATER – The Cass County Fair parade on Saturday highlighted bands, cheer squads and the county’s oldest 4-H clubs, but there was also something new.

No Wear BMX, a Nebraska-based professional stunt team, unveiled its first parade performance at the Cass County fair.

Hinkley: “This is the first parade we’ve ever done. We unveiled it right here in Cass County.”

Hinkley: “It went amazing. Everybody had a blast the crowd had a blast, the riders had a blast. Good times.”

Karl Hinkley of No Wear BMX became a jump obstacle for 26-year-old Sam Bussell as the parade made its turn through thousands along the parade route.

Bussell: “Everybody is doing their jumps and we’re all trying to go as big as we can and then, I came up out of nowhere and said Karl I’m going to jump you and he ducks his head down and I just (whistle) … straight over him.”

Eight cyclists performed stunt routines on the fairgrounds following the parade. Hinkley said the sport of bicycle freestyle is making a positive impact on youth at its Unadilla location.

Hinkley: “Our big passion we run a non-profit, bicycle training area for kids here in Nebraska that is free to the public.”

The parade also featured Miss Cass County Riley Fitzpatrick, Miss Elmwood Sydney Kunz, Miss Louisville Carsen Knott, Miss Manley McKenna Jones, Miss Murdock Morgan Mills and Miss Weeping Water Taylor Essary.

Fitzpatrick is a 2019 graduate of Plattsmouth High School, where she was vice president of her class. She plans to study nursing in college. She raised more than $5,000 for flood victims this past spring with an Adopt-A-Box fundraising campaign.

This year’s fair theme was “Country Fun For Everyone.”