Caribou’s 150th Celebration Committee in high gear

16 years ago

Caribou’s 150th Celebration Committee fund-raising efforts are in high gear and excitement is building for the year-long celebration filled with fun for the whole family. “During the recent 35th  Annual Arts and Craft Fair, the signed, limited edition John Holub prints went on sale for the first time. This 1893 depiction of Caribou is a beautiful watercolor complete with a listing of buildings in the town during that period.
“This unique print is both historical and artistic and would make a great addition to any home or office,” said John Swanberg, committee member.
In addition to the Holub print, the committee is offering two calendars, one featuring historical photos of Caribou with the other highlighted by a group of snapshots depicting agriculture and the area during the fall of 1940, as seen through the lens of Jack Delano. Either would make a great affordable gift,  remind 150th committee members. The calendars also note some of the scheduled events planned for the 150th Celebration.
The planning committee is also offering other sesquicentennial memorabilia including coffee mugs, T-shirts and sweatshirts. The 150th Celebration Committee is working hard to raise funds to cover the community’s celebration costs. Committee members would like to remind everyone that they are not just purchasing a print or a calendar, but helping the community raise funds for a grand 150th celebration for all to enjoy.
All items are available at either OfficeMax, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or on the Web at www.celebratecaribou.com. Please visit the community’s celebration Web site to keep up-to-date on what the 150th Celebration Committee is working on.
The 150th Celebration Committee is also trying to get a message out to as many current and past residents of the Caribou community and are seeking help from all of the previous graduated classes  of Caribou High School and would like to mail a brochure to the out- of- town alumni letting them know early what is planned in 2009.
Committee members would appreciate if individuals, who have been involved in planning past class reunions would contact the Caribou Chamber of Commerce and Industry so current mailing lists might be amassed. The committee is especially interested in the Class of 1959 as well as all others.
The 150th Celebration Committee is seeking volunteers, clubs and service organizations to work in a variety of capacities. SesquiCelebrate Caribou will include events that require physical labor, technical support, research, artistic ability, and most of all, enthusiasm.  Community members are encouraged to become involved in helping plan SesquiCelebrate Caribou in 2009, making Caribou’s 150th anniversary a year to remember.