The Town of Silver Cliff is in the initial phase of planning a celebration to commemorate 100 years since Jack Boettcher and his sister, Flora initiated a petition in May of 1920 to officially change the name of the territory known as Rat River to what is now known as Silver Cliff.
To share our history and demonstrate pride in our community we are planning to have a 3 to 4 day celebration beginning on approximately Aug. 5, 2020 to coincide with the annual SCFR picnic scheduled for Aug. 8, 2020.
An event of this size will require the time and talents of many volunteers. An initial committee to begin the planning process has been established but would like to get as many volunteers as possible at these planning meetings to discuss ideas and to take ownership of specific tasks.
Some initial events or ideas to may want to get involved with include: Centennial logo design, parade (looking for bands and many floats), music (bands) for the PM on Aug. 8, fireworks (want to plan for Friday, Aug. 7).
Also collection and presentation of historical information (family info., businesses, native people, work, etc.), merchandising " shirts, coins, souvenirs, etc. with centennial logo, craft show, reprint of centennial booklet, Ice Cream social, Car/Motorcycle show, fun events (beard contest, retro clothing for 10 decades, tour bus (old buildings, prison camp, etc.).
They are looking for new ideas, creative ideas, and talented people to take charge of these events.
Next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4 PM at the Town Hall building.
Contact Dee Farley 920-810-2664 or Bruce Weber 920-461-9938 to get additional information.