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City prepares to celebrate 150th anniversary
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BOSCOBELS new logo will soon be going up on four new entrance signs to the city, as well as 12 directional signs pointing motorists to important Boscobel destinations. The citys new brand: Boscobel: Wisconsins Outdoor Recreation Destination was a collaborative effort between the Boscobel Developers, Chamber of Commerce and city leaders.

BOSCOBEL - About 50 people gathered last week at the Tuffley Community Center to hear an update of plans for Boscobel’s Sesquicentennial celebration this July. Organizers are billing the party as “Eight Great Days of Fun,” and the confirmed activities bear that out so far.

Each of the eight days has a theme, and activities focus on that theme. While subject to change, current activities include the following:

• July 1, 1800s Day (coordinator Trish Smith): Opening ceremony, gun salute, beard and dress contest, horse parade, street dance.

• July 2, Early 1900s/Church Day (coordinator Phil Molldrem): Picnic, ice cream, church history and presentations, music, firemen’s water fight.

• July 3, 30s and 40s (coordinator Tom Jones): Tractor show, chicken q, kiddie tractor pull, ice cream, digital scavenger hunt, mayors milking contest, music.

• July 4, Firemen’s Festival

• July 5, 50s and 60s Day (coordinator Robin Baumeister: Vintage vehicles/car show, business sidewalk sales, dessert social, bingo, music

• July 6, History Day (coordinator Nancy Rutherford): Walking and bus tours of historic homes and buildings, historical exhibits, and a fashion show of historic styles.

• July 7, 70s 80s/Kids Day (coordinator Janelle Miller): Kids block party with games, prizes, movies, magic, parade, glow dance and glow bowling

• July 8, The Present to The Future/Creative Arts Day (coordinator Tom Pelz): Chalk contest, chainsaw and caricature artists, fine art show, music

Organizers are seeking volunteers to help pull these events together, and are encouraging residents to contact a coordinator, listed above, if they have a particular interest in helping, or to reach out to co-chairs Tom and Katrina Jones to offer your help.

One immediate need are photos and curiosities for the Sesquicentennial Heritage Book. If you have something from any era of Boscobel’s history that might be of some historical interest, you are encouraged to donate it to the Boscobel Library Archive, or to email it to Businesses may purchase ads for the book at the same email contact.

The committee announced that new yard signs are available for $20 each. Anyone wanting one is asked to sign up by March 1 via email to

For more information on events, check out “Celebrate 150 years of Boscobel” Facebook page and Chamber of Commerce or City websites.