By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor
A committee is meeting. Calls are being made. And the date is set.
Imperial is gearing up for the celebration of its 125th birthday next year.
A committee of local volunteers has received an okay from the city council to target the Fourth of July weekend, 2010, for the quasquicentennial celebration.
It’s a great thing for communities to celebrate their beginnings and all of the accomplishments that have occurred since its founding.
In that light, Imperial has a lot to celebrate.
Having grown up in the city of Omaha, I didn’t have a lot of involvement in small towns in my younger years. Occasionally, when we traveled outside of the city, we’d pass through what I believed were sleepy, little communities with nothing going on.
However, after college and moving here, I quickly learned my concept of small towns was a bit inaccurate.
At least in Imperial it was!
I didn’t take long to get involved here, and I enjoy continuing that involvement so many years later. Celebrating the community of Imperial and all it has to offer has always been important here.
So, with that in mind, watch for a lot of information in the coming weeks and months about celebrating Imperial’s 125th birthday next year.
There’s going to be a big birthday party one night, and a lot of other fun events. Suggestions from you will be considered in the planning, too. There are hopes to get a lot of organizations and others involved.
The 125th steering committee will be coordinating their plans with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department, who’ll be holding their seventh annual Family Fun Day and fireworks that holiday weekend.
So, keep the Fourth of July, 2010, weekend circled on your calendars. It will be a great time celebrating Imperial’s birthday along with our country’s!