Washburn County, Wisconsin
SPOONER WILL CELEBRATE ITS 50TH BIRTHDAY
Homecoming July 3 and 4 Under Sponsorship of Legionnaires and Moose
SPOONER, Wis. – A two day homecoming and Fourth of July celebration that is expected to bring hundreds of old-timers and former residents to this city from all parts of the north and Middle West will be held here next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3 and 4. The two day program which is under the joint sponsorship of the Spooner Moose lodge and the American Legion will be commeration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of this city.
The two-day event will feature all kinds of entertainment which will come to a grand finale Wednesday evening with a blaze of fireworks.
It is the first in the past 10 years that a Fourth of July observance has been celebrated here.
Chief among the entertainment events will be an eight bout boxing card to be staged Wednesday evening in the armory. Several of the boxers who appeared on the last card – which was the best ever held here – have been signed for this card. Two baseball games – one Tuesday between Hayward and Spooner and the second on Wednesday between Gordon and the Spooner nine – will provide a part of the entertainment for the two afternoons. State Senator Philip E. Nelson, Maple, will deliver the principal address of the celebration on Wednesday.
Races and numerous contests in addition to a carnival attraction will make up the balance of the program.
Serving on the general committee for arrangements are: Hy Mullaney, general secretary; A. E. Wittek, secretary-treasurer; E. M. Bardill, publicity; Paul Murphy, soliciting; Guy Paulson, parade; R. A. Cuthbert, races; George Isabella, dancing; Harvey Gillette, boxing; H. B. Rasmussen, baseball; William Riplinger, concessions; E. E. Wilson, decorations; E. W. Wilson, general program.
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