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MPHS Class of 1993 Are you a member of the MPHS Class of 1993? Or, are you a parent of a member of the MPHS Class of 19937 In an effort to coordinate reunion activities, we are in need of contact information for graduates of this class. Please forward your contact information to hifi-icke@frontiemet.net or mail your information to Heather Fricke, 1670 900th Street, Mount Pulaski, IL 62548. Thank You From The Chestnut EMS We would like to give a big Thank You to everyone who came out to support the recent Ham & Bean fundraiser. Do you remember 25 years ago? 1. What was the theme of the night parade during the 150th year celebration?' 2. Who was the Grand Marshal? 3. Who was the mayor of Mt. Pulaski? 4. Who portrayed Count Pulaski? 5. Who were the Sesquicentennial Queen and her Court? 6. How many band performed in the parade? 7. What was the first float in the parade? 8. Who was the direct descendent of a found- ing father who was honored in the parade? 9. Who was the oldest citizen honored? 10. How many floats were in the parade? Answers to Trivia questions 1. The theme of the parade was "Pageant on Wheels 1836-1986". The parade retold the pageant that was presented in 1961 and told the history of Mt. Pulaski. 2. Grand Marshal was Mr. Lincoln himself, Harry Hahn. 3. Mayor of the community was Larry Montgomery, Sr. 4. Count Pulaski was portrayed by George Walton riding a white horse. 5. Queen was Denise Kelly Cass and first runner-up was KeUy Ayers Aylesworth. Shaunda Havener Clark was second runner- up. 6. Seven bands performed in the parade. They were Eisenhower High School Band, Mt. Pulaski High School Band, Mt. Pulaski Grade School Band, Mt. Pulaski Clown Band, WilliamsviUe High School Band, Mason City High School Band and Niantic-Harristown High School Band. 7, The first float in the parade was designed by Zion Lutheran Church. It was titled "God's Promises are Forever Sure". It depicted Noah's ark and a rainbow that God sent and symbol- ized the promises God has granted to the people of Mt. Pulaski. 8. The direct descendent of a founding father who was honored was Harriet Manes- descendent of Jabez Capps. 9. Oldest citizen honored was Louise Clear who was 100 years young on August 7, 1986. There were 31 floats in the parade: I. Zion Lutheran Church 2. Cub Scouts-departure of the Indians from the area. 3. City float presented by the city council honoring the fouriding fathers-Jabez Capps, George W. Turley and Barton Robinson. 4. Farmers Bank-1840 house raising and what the home of the area Resembled. 9. Rotary float depicted the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse. 10. Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church depicted the Beginning of life. 11. PASE depicted our courthouse as a school from 1857-1877. 12. St. Thomas Catholic Church celebrated 125 years as a congregation with a replica of the first Catholic Church in Nit. Pulaski. 13. Phoenix Fire Department depicted the state champion running cart team of_1890-91. 14. Latham Methodist Church portrayed followers of Peter Cartwright who arrived in Latham to establish a church in 1849. 15. VFW honored the memory of Civil War, World War I. World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam veterans. 16. MPEA and Tomlinson Trust depicted the striving for the education of all children both in mind and body. 17. American Legion portrayed the service to our country by the Dough Boy of WWI, Yanks of WWII, G:I. of the Korean War and a soldier from the Viet Nam War. 18. Mt. Pulaski Library's float depicted ser- vices provided by the Library and children's programs. 19. Christian Church presented a replica of the church that was built in 1906. 20. ABWA depicted the era of time-The Flappers. 21. Jaycees presented "Prohibition Float" 22. Wareco showed cars driving up to "self service pumps" 23. Ball teams of 1936 and 1976 presented the float with coaches and players. 24. Lions' club float depicted Eileen Stopher Frohlich-1939 Wheatheart Queen of the 1939 World's Fair. 25. St. John's Lutheran Church depicted their original church building and honored Rex,. And Mrs. Zumstein. 26. Vonderlieth Living Center taresented a large gazebo and honored Mr. & Mrs. Vonder- lieth and r. & Mrs. Charles Wagner. 27. Topper Booster-"A Tradition That Lives On" honored athletes of all sports. 28. Bruin Boosters honored Bob Gasaway and the 1980 Grade School's State Champion Basketball team. 29. Mt. Pulaski Athletic Association por- trayed all sports and steps to success with Dennis Werth. 30. TOPS presented "Miss Liberty" -free- dom of the body and spirits. 31. Latham Girls Scouts presented a float with all the flags of countries represented in the World Association of Girl's Scouts. 5. Women's Club depicted a quilting bee. The above information came from the script 6. Buckles Family float depicting all gen- used for the parade. erations of the Hank Buckles family who ate descendants of John Buckles. 7. Joe Gleason family float descendants: of Humphrey Scroggin, Carter T. and Leonard Scroggin founders of the first bank, 8. First National Bank float depicted its orig- inal building and a large piggy bank encourag- ing all to save money. March S, 2011 MC's were Joe Kafka, Charles Anderson, Richard.Zatteau and Ken Runkle. The parade committee consisted of Wendell Rothwell, Chick Holmes, Harold Walton, Jerry Maxhei- met, Keith Wilham, Udell Bellatti, Rick Voile and Phyllis Beccue. Submitted By Phyllis Beccue Mt. Pulaski Times Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. COWBOY WISDOM Country Decor, Antiques, Florals, Unique Handcrafted Treasures So Much More Spri00 Itms,Arri00 Soon  for President Mmmn Re Salt Creek Attic 100 8. Washington Mt. 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