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La Vista's Central Park is set to welcome thousands for this weekend’s annual for La Vista Daze celebration.
One of the first things visitors will see this year is a sign saying thank you to five decades of volunteer firefighters. It's one of the biggest changes La Vista has seen in the past year, saying goodbye to its volunteer force after the merger with the Papillion Fire Department became official last month.
“The merger and everything else aside, we wanted to honor their service and we wanted to make sure that future generations know about their service and know what it means to be a volunteer and give so selflessly of yourself,” said Mitch Beaumont with La Vista Daze.
The city is exploring the possibility of making the sign part of a permanent display at City Hall along with other memorabilia from the volunteer firefighting days.
The La Vista Daze carnival begins at 5 p.m. Thursday. The parade is 1 p.m. Saturday with the fireworks show starting just after sunset. The festivities continue through Sunday evening.