Scranton sesqui planning update

Plans are progressing as the Scranton community prepares to celebrate 150 years on Saturday, June 29. The Sesquicentennial committee is full of energy and committed to offering a day of celebration for the community and friends.

A community meeting was held  Feb. 21 with about 20 in attendance. Many ideas were offered with more information to be provided as the event draws near.

Additional volunteers are needed. Information on volunteer opportunities is available on the website: www.scrantonsesqui2019.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/scrantonsesqui2019 . Information is also available on the city website at: www.scrantoniowa.com . Select the Sesquicentennial tab and it will take you to the website.

The marquee event is the parade. The group is looking for floats, tractors, classic vehicles, motorcycles, bands, decorated children’s bicycles and more. The entries will be judged on various themes and categories. More information and forms are available on the website.

Other events being planned are: breakfast with mayor Cole Gustoff; motorcycle, car, tractor shows; carnival with inflatables and games; face painting, wood carver, art show, craft vendor show, family yard games, quilting discussion, old-fashioned fashion show and hymn sing, alumni play and choir featuring the history of Scranton, line dancing, karaoke, DJ and a beverage tent hosted by the Scranton fire department.

BEARD CONTEST: The beard contest is underway. No shave permits will be available in March. Men in the community will need them for April, May and June. See the website for details.

Some memorabilia is now available for viewing and sale on the website. Included are T-shirts, koozies, magnets and canvas bags.

Carol Eason is heading the committee with assistance from Cheryl Dideriksen, Kaitlin Dahl, Jennifer Gustoff, Julie McAleer, Carolyn Reinke, Becky Rumley and others. Contact Carol at 712-210-4381.  ~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

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