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Manchester, Iowa 52057
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150 Year Celebration


These activities are scheduled to honor the City’s history and culture as well as focus on Manchester’s promising future. We hope you will join us in celebrating this historic occasion inserting the Sesquicentennial theme into the products, services, activities, events and promotions your business or organization already has in place. A tentative schedule of events is listed below. Please feel free to contact the Committee Chairperson if you would like to participate!

We are also pleased to announce the winner of the Sesquicentennial Logo Contest. Sara Heffernen, 2010 West Delaware Graduate, submitted the winning logo. We offer the logo for your use and will help you with suggestions and highlight your celebration in our Sesquicentennial Celebration promotional materials and on the Sesquicentnnial Facebook page, “Manchester 150“. If you are interested in using the logo for your business, event or personal use, simply click on the image.

Sesquicentennial Celebration Schedule:

MonthFeatured EventCommittee Chairperson
JanuaryHealth & WellnessErin Learn (Email Erin)
February“Fall in Love with Manchester”Jill Carpenter (Email Jill)
MarchThe ArtsConnie Behnken (Email Connie)
AprilSmall BusinessJack Klaus (Email Jack)
MaySenior Citizens & VeteransCher Delperdang (Email Cher)
JuneParks & Recreation, Sports & ActivitiesTony Monaghan (Email Tony M.)
JulyPast-Present-Future/City-Wide CelebrationTim Vick (Email Tim)
AugustAuxiliary Services & City Open HousesTim Vick (Email Tim)
SeptemberEducationMike Morrison (Email Mike M.)
OctoberIndustryDonna Boss (Email Donna)
NovemberWe Are ThankfulJanelle Tucker (Email Janelle)
DecemberReligionTony Ede (Email Tony E.)
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