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Cornell Centennial

Event Dates and Times

7/6/2013 - Starts: 10:00 AM

CORNELL, WI - 6/3/13 - In the northern part of Chippewa county sits a quaint community, rich in history and pride. Cornell celebrates their 100th anniversary this year and is nestled in the center of what was and still is a major logging area. The land was originally claimed by Cornell University by it's founder, Ezra Cornell, for the valuable lumber rights. In 1911-1912, the Joors Manufacturing Company of England manufactured a pulp wood stacker and was in use up until 1971. This stacker is still standing tall, and can be seen by all entering the city from highway 64, 178 and 27 and is the last of it's kind in the world. In honor of the families, students and businesses that have built Cornell over the past 100 years, a celebration has been planned for Saturday July 6, 2013. The Cornell Centennial Committee has been hard at work for the past 2 years planning these events and are excited to announce them. The July 6th events are comprised of a variety of family friendly and budget conscience activities. The day starts at 10:00 a.m. with a kiddie parade followed by the grand Centennial parade down Main Street with over 40 entries including the Shiners little cars. At 11:00 a.m., the fun continues at the Mill Yard Park with the pavilion dedication, honoring the veterans, Centennial Quilt Dedication and Centennial Flag presentation followed by the announcement of Junior Miss Centennial and Miss Centennial. Following will be lunch sponsored by the American Legion at noon and dinner at 5:00 p.m. sponsored by the Lion's club. There will be three shows featuring Timberworks Lumberjacks at 1:30, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and are free to the public! The show includes axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross cut sawing, hot sawing, and chainsaw carving! Through out the day, enjoy free mill tours, and vintage and classic car show, woodcarving demonstrations, kiddie fishing contest, stilt walking, steam engines with steamed corn-on-the-cob, face painting, historical pictures and music in pavilion. Plus, watch Ray Tallman and his woodcarving skills create his masterpiece entitled "that will be on display in Cornell for the next generations to enjoy. Centennial memorabilia will be available throughout the day including T-Shirts, Baseball Caps, Calendars, Cup Insulators, and Refrigerator Magnets and are also available now at City Hall. Plus, copies of the Centennial Books will be available that highlight the history of the community and the families that built it for only $25. It is truly a perfect day for the whole family to honor the rich history in our own backyard.

Cornell Centennial Celebration
Saturday, June 6th
Mill Yard Park - Cornell, WI


10:00 AM Kiddie Parade followed by huge Centennial Parade
11:00 AM Mill Yard Pavilion – Dedication
Honor Veterans
Centennial Quilt Dedication
Centennial Flag Presentation by Cornell High School Students
Crowing of Miss Centennial & Junior Miss Centennial
12 Noon Luncheon & Dessert presented by American Legion
1-4 PM Free Mill Tours 1-4PM
1:30 PM Lumberjack Show (30 Minutes) FREE
Vintage & Classic Car Shows - Free
Woodcarving Demonstration by Ray Tallman, Wood Spirit
Kidde Games, fishing contest & Prizes (all afternoon)
Cynor Special, Steam Engine – Rides and Steamed Corn on the Cob
Elevated Antics – Stilt Walking
Air Brush Tattoos & Face Painting
Historical Picture Displays
3:30 PM Lumberjack Show (30 Minutes) FREE
Ongoing Kiddie Games, Mill tours, picture displays
4:00 PM Kids Saw Dust Pile
5:00 PM Dinner/Desserts presented by the Cornell Lions club
6:30 PM Lumberjack Show (30 Minutes) FREE
7:00 PM Music in pavilion, Announcement of Winners
7:30 PM Gunny Bag Game
9:30 PM Fireworks!

For a complete schedule of events, check out www.cornellfair.com on Facebook, City of Cornell web site, Cornell High School Alumni, and High School web site.