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Fall Festival Grand Marshalls Subn00tted By PhilBertoni Mt. Pulaski congratulates the Mt. Pulaski 175th Anniver- sary Committee for their very successful on-going events this year, clirnaxing with the 4-day 175th Celebration over the 4th of July weekend. Representing the commit- tee as this year's Fall Festival Grand Marshalls are: Mrs. Waneta Stephens, and Mr. & Mrs. Waldo & Rosalie Bur- toni. Waneta was .the founder and first president of the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society, which established our town's 2-building 2-story museum on the south side. Waneta has written two books of her family history. Along with Waneta, Rosalie and Waldo have been active members of the 175th Anni- versary Planning Committee and the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society. Rosalie belongs to the Lincoln College Soiree Com- mittee and is a long-standing member of the Mt. Pulaski WWII Girl's Club. Waldo is a trustee of Lincoln College, member of Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club, member of Mt. Pulaski American Legion and member of Lincoln Elks. Waldo is a West Point Graduate and a retired Colonel of the United States Air Force. Waldo is a recent Casimir Pulaski Award recipient as one of five "Most Distinguished Graduates" of Mt. Pulaski High School. Boy Scout Troop 122 Summer Activities By Shawn Knauer, Star Scout to Boy Scout Camp in London Mills, We spent the week fishing, boating, swim- We started out the summer by placing flags on veteran graves in the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery for Memorial Day. On May 28 'h and 29  we guarded the flags at Steenbergen Cemetery. We met at Jason Benhart's to hike to the cemetery as a troop. On Saturday, May 28% we held retire the flag ceremony which is held annually by the Boy Scouts. Spent the two evenings playing games and hiding in the cemetery, was fun for all. On Monday, May 30  we attended the Memorial Day Services at the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. On Sunday, June 19% we headed out Illinois. Spent the week working on merit badge requirements, sitting around the fire at night and having the parents come and visit us on Friday. The 175 * Mt. Pulaski Celebration was held Friday, July 1 thru Monday, July 4 ". As a troop we setup our fly tents to grill pork chops for the weekend as a fund raiser for our upcoming Cache Lake trip later in the month. We also worked the square by picking up trash and emptying the garbage cans. on Friday, July 22 the bus was loaded for a 10 day trip to Cache Lake. 22 Boy Scouts and leaders made the trip this year. ming and playing games by all. One day was spent swimming the mile to earn a Boy Scout patch. On Thursday, July 28 'h we loaded the bus and made a short trip to a wolf sanctuary. On Saturday, July 30 we loaded the bus for out return trip home. On Friday, August 26P we loaded the bus and traveled to Randolph Woods near Chestnut. On Saturday we did geo cash- ing and went fishing. We came home on Sunday. Our annual pork chop dinner was Thursday, September 8 th during the Mt. Pulaski Fall Festival. Local Walldog Says... Thanks for the Opportunity Walldogs... A term describing mural artists that paint extemal signs and murals used as advertisements throughout the United States around the turn of the century. Many of these signs and murals survive in the form of "ghost signs" - still on buildings, but barely visible as many decades of weather have faded them. Walldog artists were known for working like "dogs" through the heat of the summer sometimes in very perilous conditions. By Mike Lakin With the who, now known we are at the why... Scott Lindley of Mt. Pulaski is a Walldog. And Scott developed, designed, worked on, and supervised the Wright Flyer Mural on the Cavestani Building. This mural will be the legacy of the 175th Celebration. Scott said he had every intention of getting a thank you in the paper before this. But. Time flies. And, Scott's been "muralling" all over the Midwest and even into Canada this summer. With a break in his painting sched- ule, Scott offers up his mea copa to benefactors, fellow WaUdogs, and community members. Scott first thanks Rick Voile - The Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski, The Donner Trust, and Bill & Judy Cavestani. The Farmers Bank and Danner Trust are the financial benefactors, financ- ing the Wright Flyer Mural project. Bill & Judy Cavestani provided the "excellent brick canvas" for the mural. Thanks of an equal amount go to Walldogs Mike Meyer of Mazzepa, Minnesota; Mike Clark of Alledo, Illi- nois; Dave Petri of Algoma, Wisconsin; and the Califor- nia duo - Derek & Tina for coming to Mt. Pulaski and making short work of a large mural project. Local volunteers that lent their time to put brush to wall include - Alan May, Sarah May, Jonson Shehorn, Beth Bryant, and that original Mt. Pulaski Sign Painter - Paul Fuhrer. And the rotating cheering words of encouragement that came from Scott's fellow Mt. Pulaskians. Scott says he's calling this tive comments from artists and art appreciators around the Midwest and even across the continent. Scott said one Springfield resident drove to Mt. Pulaski specifically to snap a photo of the mural and then took it to a Walldog event in Danville to prove his praise was based on fact. mural - Mt. Pulaski's first Walldog event. You can be sure he's already got ideas for some of the blank walls around town. The Wright Flyer mural has generated a lot of posi- To see more of what Wall- dogs and Scott have been working on check Walldogs on Facebook and thewalldogs .com. Times Photo CHURCH Filling Your Health Care Needs Oail's lumpki, gafeh 1709 2000th Avenue - Beason L0la, 0unty's Family gumpkin Iatcb Free Admission - Open Until October $1 Monday - Friday 1 to 5:30 Saturday 10 to 5:30 - Sunday 1 to 5:30 U-Pick or We-Pick New... 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