WALLINGFORD - "Celebrating a Century" is the theme for the Wallingford Centennial scheduled for Aug. 10-11, 2013.
Although Wallingford was actually established in the late 1800s, the city did not incorporate until 1913. The logo chosen for the T-shirts for the celebration was the collaborative effort of Rev. Virgil Anderson, who drew the scene depicted on the shirts for Wallingford's 75th Jubilee celebration, and Wanda Sabby, who added the lettering for the centennial. Wanda Sabby and Maureen Clark of Wallingford visited Rosewood Manor Nursing Home Thursday morning to present Anderson with a T-shirt.
The T-shirts are available in many colors and sizes and will be offered for sale at the Wallingford Centennial fundraiser soup luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wallingford Community Center. Also available will be one-quart crocks, which feature a drawing of the former Wallingford depot, and packets of Wallingford coffee.
Maureen Clark and Wanda Sabby Thursday presented a Wallingford Centennial T-shirt to Rev. Virgil Anderson who drew the scene depicted on shirts for Wallingford’s 75th Jubilee celebration, the same scene depicted on the T-shirts for Wallingford’s Centennial.
EDN photo by Michael Tidemann
Raffle tickets will be available, too, for a one-of-a-kind wooden chest made by Brion Bodle, a rocking horse made by Gary Hofstader and a gift basket of various items including a centennial crock. A drawing will be held before Christmas for these items.
Local residents formed committees in June of 2011 to begin planning for the celebration. Events being considered include a tractor ride, a tractor pull, ATV mud bog, kiddie tractor pull, center state entertainment, softball and volleyball tournaments, threshing demonstration, cruise-in, petting zoo, art in the park, children's games and crafts, street dance, church service, parade and concluding with the firemen's water fight on Sunday. There will also be an assortment of food and beverage items.
Members of the Centennial Committee would like to take this opportunity to ask Estherville Daily News readers for COPIES ONLY of any pictures or articles they may have of people, places or events pertaining to Wallingford's past 100 years. Several Estherville businesses have photo copying machines available for copying pictures. Remember to identify the subjects of photos. Copies of photos or articles may be brought to the luncheon or mailed to the City of Wallingford, P.O. Box 365, Wallingford, IA 51365.
Any local group or organization that would like to participate in the center stage entertainment, art in the park or as a food vendor is encouraged to contact the Wallingford city clerk, Maureen Clark, at 867-4585. You may leave a message and she will get back to you. Also, be sure to "Like" us on Wallingford Centennial Facebook.