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Rippey, Iowa Quasquicentennial Plans Revealed August, 1995

Final plans for the Rippey Quasquicentennial to be held over Labor Day weekend, 1995, reported.

The Jefferson Herald, Thursday. August 24,1995  Rippey News, Velda DeMoss

Quasquicentennial Plans: Plans are being finalized for the Labor Day celebration.


The time schedule will be: 10:30 a.m., kids' parade; 11 a.m., opening ceremonies, welcome, dedication of the flag on the Mason lawn; 11:30 a.m., lunch served by the Greene County Cattlemen and the Lions Club; 1 p.m., entertainment and talent show; 2 p.m. 4:30 p.m., displays open and kids' games by the 4-H Club; 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m., ice cream social.


Parade: The parade is open to all kids and family groups are encouraged. The parade will form on the west end of Main Street and will use Main Street as the parade route. All children taking part in the parade will be given tickets for use during the afternoon games. Contact Denise Burkett for more information.


Welcome and dedication: Held on the lawn of the Masonic Building. Lunch by Cattlemen and Lions Club will be served in the downtown area.

Entertainment and talent show: Held near Masonic Building. Contact Janice Johnston or Brenda Roberts to enter.


Games: The 4-H club has planned many games for children of all ages. The games will be on Main Street. Some of the activities are dunk tank, duck pond, go fish, miniature golf, ring toss, bean bag toss.

 Displays: At the library, doll collections, vintage clothing, toys, school desks and furniture. (Contact Jean Borgeson if you have something you would be willing to share).

Empty building between Peoples Bank and the library: a mining display, old tools; items borrowed from Historical Society, display of plowing match contests of Rippey people.

Masonic building: Tins building will hold hobbies, crafts, and collections. There are also a lot of Rippey pictures on display. Again if you have something to display or have a suggestion, contact Jean Borgeson, Jerald Fessler, Jean or Jack McElheney or Velda DeMoss.

 Ice cream social: The ice cream social will be held at the United Methodist Church and is a project of the Rippey United Methodist Church.

A final meeting of the committee will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the library or weather permitting on the "green" at the Masonic Building.

Sharon Ulrich, chairman, of the salable items, reports T-shirts sales are brisk. Only a small number of shirts are left. They may be reordered but advance sales would be necessary to justify the extra expense of re-ordering. The plates, cups and key rings are also on sale. Items were sold last Saturday from a stand on Main Street and will be repeating the stand on Saturday, Aug. 26. The plates and cups also bear the Quasquicentennial emblem. Order now from Sharon Ulrich of Marilyn Heater.