Dunn Center gearing up for Centennial

Dunn Center is having a centennial on Sept. 13, 2014 and the city is in full swing with plans.

Photo by Pat Ratliff/Dunn County Herald Dunn Center can sometimes seem like a sleepy little town, but come Sept. 13, it will be anything but. Centennial organizers are planning a full day of entertainment, events and historical mementos.
Photo by Pat Ratliff/Dunn County Herald
Dunn Center can sometimes seem like a sleepy little town, but come Sept. 13, it will be anything but. Centennial organizers are planning a full day of entertainment, events and historical mementos.

Posted 1/17/14

By Pat Ratliff

Centennial organizers would like to invite everyone to their next meeting, Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

“It is a tie up meeting where we will bring everyone up to speed as to where we are at and also at that time we will begin to put together our 100 years of history of Dunn Center book,” Maggie Piatz, one of the centennial organizers said. “That’s the reason for the Sunday meeting.

“The Dunn County Museum members will also send representatives as they are doing a Railroad Centennial on the same day.”

Some of the events included for a full day of fun are:

• Street Dance by Pistol Grip at 8 p.m

• More entertainment: Organizers are still working on other afternoon musical/poetry events.

• Flint Quarry Tour at Lynch’s. (A National Historic Site)

• Dunn County Cruiser’s Car Show-all day

• Bull Riding Event-complete with live cowboys and bulls at the elevator in the afternoon.

• Photo booth for souvenir pictures of this special day by Denise Sandvik.

• Rust & Dust Market: Antiques and Vintage products for sale at our City Park; vendors are already lining up and it will be a different type of sale never before held in Dunn County!

• Bingo all afternoon at City Hall.

• Food Vendors will be serving lunch and snacks all day throughout the town.

 

“A huge part of our day is our kids,” Piatz said. “We have mom’s lined up to play the games they played 100 years ago and other fun things for the kids to do at our basketball court.”

The “100 years of history of Dunn Center” book promises to be a highlight for anyone interested in Dunn Center and Dunn County history.

“Cherri Lynch is the Chairmen of our committee and she is also writing and researching for pictures of early Dunn Center,” Piatz said. “We hope to have it completed soon and ready to sell, along with commemorative souvenirs for Dunn Center’s big day.

“The book will be ready for sale early this spring.”

A successful celebration depends on many residents and neighbors working together, your attendance at the meeting is requested and encouraged. Come help Dunn Center put on a great centennial celebration people will be talking about for the next 100 years.

 

 


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