preparing for June 19-21 celebration
to include all-school reunion,
and Party on the Bricks
plans are coming together for Manning's celebration weekend June 19-21-21
this summer when three major events will be held in the community.
High school alumni from across the country will head back to Manning
Friday, June 19 for an all-school reunion to be held
at the Hausbarn-Heritage Park. Entertainment for the evening will
be provided by Fever and the Funkhouse featuring former music instructor
Jeff Mount. Reunion planners also hope to feature entertainment by
a reprise of Manning’s Blues Brothers. The reunion, which begins at
6 pm, will make use of the Hausbarn courtyard and the Konferenz Centre.
Organizers would like to compile a list of classes that will hold
reunions during the weekend. Karen Kienast and Jean Stadtlander are
collecting reunion dates and can answer questions alumni may have.
An alumni track and field event is also in the planning stage. If
you would like to help, let them know.
Saturday, June 20, will mark Manning’s132nd Kinderfest
(Children’s Day) celebration. The day will begin with sporting competitions
in the morning; 5k road race/walk and youth ball tournaments. The
traditional parade of children will begin at 11:00 am followed by
food, fun, and games for kids in the city park. Kinderfest activities
will conclude at 5:00 pm.
The day will culminate with Party on the Bricks,
a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Manning’s brick Main Street.
The party will feature Manning’s Brad Morgan, a rising star in the
music world, who will play for a street dance with beer garden. A
stage for Morgan will be set up in the intersection of Third and Main
Streets. The public will be able to party on the bricks one block
north of the band on Main Street and one block east on Third Street.
Morgan will perform with members of his Nashville band.
Sunday, June 21, will bring worship opportunities and a pancake breakfast
at the Hausbarn-Heritage Park.
Many other activities will provide visitors with enjoyable experiences
throughout the weekend. The list includes a tractor display and possible
car show, weekend golf event, recognition of Manning’s historic train
trestle, recognition of Century Farms, and showcasing the revitalization
of Manning’s Main Street and historic buildings. Window displays will
reflect high school classes and memorabilia. Posters in the windows
will also display the history of the building and its former uses/occupants.
Community tours will allow the public to appreciate local progress,
such as the new hospital, fire station and other construction. The
tour will also highlight business growth and expansion, such as Plastico
and PCE, and will showcase interior renovations at several of the
historic Main Street buildings.
Main Street Manning and the Chamber of Commerce are funding the celebration;
however, businesses and individuals are invited to help sponsor the
events. Two levels of giving have been established – Gold Brick level
is $1,000. It will provide the sponsor with eight tickets to concert
and recognition on promotional materials for the celebration. Silver
Brick level is $500. It provides four concert tickets and a level
of recognition on promotion pieces. If you wish to become a sponsor,
please contact Ron Reischl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The massive celebration relies on volunteers, local and long distance.
If you can help – with the alumni track event, the concert setup,
Kinderfest, alumni activities or assist in any other way, please contact
Reischl, Kienast at email@example.com or Stadtlander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the celebration comes together updates can be found online at manningia.com.