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Humboldt begins plans for sesquicentennial

The city of Humboldt is looking at using the rising sun logo with the words "150 years and still growing," as the logo and tag line for this year's 150th celebration.

A group of citizens interested in planning and coordinating activities for Humboldt’s 150th sesquicentennial celebration met informally Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Humboldt City Hall.
Persons in attendance included Aaron Burnett, Walter Jensen, Gloria Christensen, Susan Rutz, Sandra Back, Pat Baker, Michelle McKenna, Ben Harper, Kent Thompson, Chuck Carlson, Mike Worthington, Jenny Boswell, Jennifer Hansen and Rick Goettlich.
Worthington briefed the group about the community’s centennial celebration in 1963, and Carlson talked about the activities for the quasquicentennial in 1988.
It was generally agreed by the group, that with a late start to planning and fundraising, and so many strong organizations already in place, to utilize those groups for sesquicentennial activities and events.
People attending the meeting agreed to reach out to their organizations and contacts to inquire about possible interest in participating.
It was also generally agreed that the celebration should center around the 4th of July celebration, since there are already events scheduled like the community parade, fireworks and harness races, that could carry through a sesquicentennial theme.
It was agreed that events and activities would best be tailored to fit into the Thursday-Sunday, July 4-7 time frame.
The group is seeking more community involvement. Anyone interested in becoming involved in asked to attend the next planning meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m., in the Humboldt City Hall, council chambers.
People wanting more information may contact Rutz or Burnett at Humboldt City Hall.