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July 2, 2007
Shepherd Sesquicentennial News & Information A Preview of the Shepherd Area Historical Society’s new Website
July 2007 Edition Editor/Publisher
4 4 4 4 5 5 Opening Ceremonies Planning Committee Family Banners Clothing Parade Information Sesquicentennial King & Queen Contest There is still time to sign up for Contests Commemorative Calendars Contestants can March in the Parade Tune in for two Nights of Music Carnival Rides Upcoming Cemetery Tour Announce your Event in the Random Access Newsletter Historic Homes Tour Sesquicentennial Event Schedule Volunteer Information
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Have you seen the Shepherd Sesquicentennial banners that are hanging up all around town? These banners were purchased and customized for just $100, and there is still time to get one for your family! After the Sesquicentennial is over you can proudly display your banner in front of your home or store it away as a keepsake. The banners are even made out of a durable material which stands up to rain. Call (989) 828-6712 or send email to email@example.com if you would like to order a banner or ﬁnd out more information. You can also stop by the Village of Shepherd ofﬁce.
The Central Michigan Community band will perform during the Opening Ceremonies Don’t miss the opening ceremonies for Shepherd’s Sesquicentennial on Thursday, August 16, at 7 p.m. in Veterans’ Park. Highlights include: keynote speeches given by village president Lee Coughlin, a free ice cream social, a car cruise, music by the Central Michigan Area Community band, and an oldfashioned photo slide show hosted by the First Bank of Shepherd.
Each banner features the Sesquicentennial logo, the year of Shepherd’s founding, and the year of the village’s Sesquicetennial. Your family’s name will be placed at the bottom of the banner with the year that you ﬁrst lived in Shepherd.
For more information, visit the Village of Shepherd ofﬁce or visit the website at http://www.historicshepherd.com
Be sure to stop by the Village of Shepherd ofﬁce, Evan’s Drugs, Three Wishes, or Curves to order a Sesquicentennial T-shirt, golf shirt, or sweatshirt. All of the shirts display the Shepherd Sesquicentennial logo and come in a wide variety of colors and adult sizes. The T-shirts are also available in children’s sizes. The Sesquicentennial clothing could also make a great gift and serve as a cherished keepsake for years after the Shepherd Sesquicentennial celebration is over.
The planning committee meets at Shepherd High School on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The last planning committee meetings will take place on 7/11, 7/25, and 8/8.
Item T-shirt Regular Sweatshirts Hooded Sweatshirts Polo Shirts
Price $15 $23 $27 $25
For more information, contact Steve or Michelle Davidson by phone at (989) 828-6810 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1.All vehicles must be clean and in good working condition 2.No 4x4 vehicles or ones with customized hydraulics are permitted 3.Handlers must be in control of their animal entries at all times (those with horses should come prepared to clean up after their horse). 4.No one may distribute literature to the crowd 5.Focus for business entries and ﬂoats should be on the old time era of 150 years ago 6.We will consider line-up and special requests whenever possible A horse and its rider stride down Main street during the 2007 Maple Syrup Festival Parade The parade is on Sunday, August 19th, at 1:30 p.m. Applications are now being accepted. Everyone is welcome. We are especially looking for old time, old fashioned items. We are open to all suggestions. Please consider entering our parade if you can. We need your help to make this an enjoyable parade for our celebration. The following is a list of the things we would like to see: 1.Old style clothes (men, women, and children) 2.Men with Beards & Mustaches 3.Horse & Buggies 4.Bands (high school and others) 5.Drill teams 6.Clowns 7.Vintage cars, tractors, bicycles, motorcycles, ﬁretrucks, gas engines 8.Various ﬂoats with old time themes 9.Displays of other old items
For more information, please call Tom Hohlbein at (989) 828-5293.
7.Candy and other items may not be thrown from the parade entries, you may walk alongside and pass out items by hand 8.Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you want an application sent to you or visit http:// www.historicshepherd.com for a downloadable copy
Sesquicentennial King & Queen Contest
The Shepherd High School Student Council is sponsoring a King and Queen Contest for the upcoming Sesquicentennial in August. It is open to all current sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at Shepherd High School who wish to participate. Participants will sell tickets to get elected on the court and to raise money for the Sesquicentennial. The top male and female sellers of the tickets will be named King and Queen. The next four top sellers, both male and female, will be on the court. You may purchase tickets from your favorite contestant for $1.00 per ticket or six tickets for $5. The top sellers will also win prizes. Tickets will be sold until August 1st. The Student Council will then name the King and Queen along with the Court. The King, Queen, and Court will also ride on a ﬂoat in our Parade on August 19, 2007.
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There is still time to sign up for Contests
With two months to go before the sesquicentennial, it might seem like it’s too late to enter into the two ongoing contests, but in reality it is not. If you’re a guy you can be well on your way to growing a prize winning beard as soon as you stop shaving. Just remember that the beards will be judged on appearance, not speed. There is also still plenty of time for the women in the community to unleash their inner dressmaker A shot of the Beard Contest competitors and judges taken during the kick-off in January or checkbook. Visit the Historic Shepherd website for helpful links email@example.com. from the 1800’s and men in long to information about how to make beards will help add to the ambior purchase a quality dress from the 1800’s. Remember that there Contestants can March ance of the parade. is both a homemade and a storeAn auction will be held after the in the Parade bought category for the contest. parade, during which the audience Competitors in the Beard growwill be able to bid for the opportuFor more information about the ing and Dress making contest nity to shave off the beard contest Beard contest, contact Jim Bush at will be invited to march in the participants’ beards. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 989Sesquicentennial being planned 289-4435. for Sunday, August 19 at 1:30 For more information about the Dress p.m. in downtown Shepherd. The contest, contact Michelle Davidson sight of women dressed in dresses at at (989) 828-6810 or by email at
Commemorative calendars are being sold to raise funds for the upcoming Sesquicentennial in August. The eighteen month calendars are $10 a piece and include rare photos from Shepherd’s past. Calendars can be purchased at several locations through out Shepherd including IGA’s and the Village of Shepherd ofﬁces.
Tune in for two Nights of Music
Musical talent shows will be held on Friday, August 17, at 5 p.m. and Saturday, August 18, at 6 p.m. on the Shepherd High School football ﬁeld. There will also be a rafﬂe drawing.
Contact Tom Hohlbein at (989) 8285293 for more information.
Contact Steve and Michelle Davidson at (989) 828-6810 or email@example.com for more information about the carnival.
Tickets are on sale right now for the carnival. Advanced tickets can currently be purchased at the Village of Shepherd ofﬁce for $10 a piece. Tickets will be $15 after the start of the Shepherd Sesquicentennial on August 16.
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Upcoming Cemetery Tour
Are you interested in Shepherd history? Would you like to get involved with a Shepherd Sesquicentennial project? Do you like to act? Do you enjoy walking through cemeteries thinking about the courage and challenges of earlier residents? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are needed on the planning committee for the Shepherd Sesquicentennial Cemetery Tour. This committee meets in Room 218 at the Shepherd High School. The group will then tour the cemetery. Another meeting is scheduled for June 20th, 7 p.m., in Room 218 at the High School. Come and bring a friend. If you have questions, call Larry Noyes at (989) 8285319. One of Shepherd’s many historical homes
Historic Homes Tour
Participants in the Self-Guided Homes Tour will be able to pick up a printed guide at the Coe Township Hall as they start their walk in front of Shepherd’s oldest and most famous houses. The self-guided home tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 17, 18, and 19 in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial celebration. A printed guide and map will direct you along a route starting at the Coe Township Hall, going east on Maple Street, then north on Chippewa, and ﬁnally west on Main Street until you return to the hall again. Find out more information by contacting Patti Sandel by phone at (989) 828-5534 or pattisandel@verizon. net via email.
A memorial to soldiers and sailors watches over the gravestones at the Salt River Cemetery
Announce your Event in the Babblezine
Get the word out about your Sesquicentennial event! Send a description of your event or updates to Jon Morgan, Sesquicentennial Committee webmaster.
Shepherd Sesquicentennial c/o Jon Morgan P.O. Box 532 Shepherd, MI 48883
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Sesquicentennial Event Schedule
Event Opening Ceremonies Old Car Cruise Night Community Band Ice Cream Social Old Time Slide Show Start Time 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM End Time 7:30 PM 9:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM Location Village Park Village Park Village Park Village Park Village Park
Event Shepherd Coffee Hour Start Time 8:00:00 AM End Time 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 8:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:30 PM Location Coe Township Hall Uptown Salt River Park Festival Property North of Village Highland Plastics Coe Township Hall Salt River Park Multiple Locations Salt River Park High School Football Field Wright Ave. Festival Property North of Village Sidewalk Sales 8:00:00 AM Free Trappers History En8:00:00 AM campment Gas Engine/Tractor Show 9:00:00 AM Amusement Rides Self-Guided Home Tour Community Pig Roast Craft Show Pie Baking Contest Local Entertainment Community Street Dance Fireworks 10:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM 3:00:00 PM 3:00:00 PM 5:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM 8:00:00 PM 10:00:00 PM
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Event Sidewalk Sales Start Time 8:00 AM End Time 5:00 PM 10:00 AM 8:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 10:30 PM Location Uptown Coe Township Hall Salt River Park Festival Property North of Village Multiple Locations Salt River Cemetery Coe Township Hall Highland Plastics Tractor Pull Pad School Practice Football Field Village Park Village Park Lot by Powell Frame and Collision Field Behind Penguin Amusement High School Football Field Highland Plastics Festival Property North of Village Shepherd Coffee Hour 8:00 AM Free Trappers History En8:00 AM campment Gas Engine/Tractor Show 9:00 AM Craft Show Cemetery Walk Self-Guided Home Tour Amusement Rides Tractor Pull Old Time Baseball Game Treasure Hunt for Kids Beard & Dress Contest Lion Club Chicken Dinner Horse Pull Local Entertainment Rotary Club Road Apple Bingo Drive-In Theater 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Event Sidewalk Sales Shepherd Coffee Hour Start Time 8:00 AM 8:00 AM End Time 5:00 PM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 8:00 PM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Location Uptown Coe Township Hal Salt River Park Salt River Park Tractor Pull Pad Coe Township Hall Highland Plastics Village of Shepherd First United Methodist Church
Car Show 8:00 AM Free Trappers History En8:00 AM campment Garden Tractor Pull 9:00 AM Self-Guided Home Tour Amusement Rides Parade Praise and Graze 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
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The Sesquicentennial will require a lot of manpower during the celebration between August 16 and 19. A section has been set up on the Sesquicentennial website to help match Sesquicentennial events with a need for volunteers with people or organizations that are interested in helping out. nial souvenirs. The township hall will also be the site of the Shepherd Coffee Hour and a staging area for the historical self-guided home tour. Please contact Patti Sandel by phone at 989-8285534 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your group are interested in helping out with this activity.
The following activities are currently in need of volunteers.
If you will be coordinating an event during the Sesquicentennial and need volunteers, please send an email message to email@example.com or contact Patti Sandel.
The information center will be located inside the Coe Township Hall and serve as the “nerve center” for the Sesquicentennial. Volunteers will be needed to hand out informational materials, answer questions, and sell Sesquicenten-
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Shepherd Area Historical Society
Historical Society Website News
Ice Cream Social
Cool off with some ice cream and take a look inside the Powerhouse museum during the Shepherd Area Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social be held on July 9 at 6 p.m. The Central Michigan Area Community Band will perform starting at 7 p.m. inside the park pavilion.
Museum hours during Sesquicentennial Weekend
The Powerhouse and the Little Red Schoolhouse will both be open to the public during the Shepherd Sesquicentennial on August 1619. Stay tuned for more details.
About the Historical Society
One of the historical society’s goals is to reacquaint our surrounding community with their roots and to remember and preserve all of the accomplishments and events of the past and make them a living reality for the generation of children yet to come. Monthly meetings are held at the Power House Museum on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The society does not meet in January, February, or March. Varied and interesting programs are held.
The Shepherd Area Historical Society website features news, information, and a downloadable membership application form The Shepherd Area Historical Society has a new home on the Internet! Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the society, scheduling a tour, or learning more about the organization can now go to http://www. historicshepherd.com and then click on the tab at the very top of the page labeled “Shepherd Area Historical Society.” The website explores the history of the society and its Powerhouse and Little Red Schoolhouse, explains how anyone can become a member, and displays news and announcements from the society. There is also an Event Calendar which lists upcoming meetings and events. A membership application is also available for download but must be printed and mailed in with the appropriate membership fees. You can share comments or questions about the website by sending email to webmaster@historics hepherd.com
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P.O. Box 532 Shepherd, MI 48883
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