Plans for Scranton 150th progressing

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Scranton community has a proud heritage and a bright future. On Saturday, June 29, everyone is invited to celebrate with Scranton as the community observes its quasquicentennial. One hundred fifty years is a milestone worthy of recognition.

In upcoming news articles, The Scranton Journal (and GreeneCountyNewsOnline) will highlight events planned, memorabilia available for order prior to the event, and sharing how community members have embraced the celebration and will provide entertainment and support for the event.

Comments and information are available on Facebook or the website: and website:

You can also connect via the Scranton, Iowa, website: Select the Sesquicentennial tab and it will take you to the website.

The committee, headed by Carol Eason, hopes to provide a low-cost celebration with many free events for celebrants.

To donate funds to the celebration, go to the Scranton, Iowa website:, select ‘bill pay’ and “Sesqui” from the dropdown box. All donations are appreciated. Names will be added to the donor list unless you request to remain anonymous.

More volunteers are needed to help with organizing and overseeing events, preparing for the day, helping with logistics and other tasks. A community meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 pm at Scranton city hall. Please come join the group to make it a celebration to be remembered.

Persons who want more information can contact Eason at 712-210-4381.

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