44 - Centennials Are Fun For Kids Too!

posted Sep 9, 2016, 9:36 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 9:50 AM ]
As our last little blurb stated, the North Judson Centennial wasn’t just for adults.  Yep, we kids were also involved.  Girl Scouts dressed Barbie dolls in centennial type outfits for display at the library.  There was a parade Saturday morning for children and pets before the main one – wonder if they thought we couldn’t walk/move as fast as the floats could travel and might get run over.  

And, as you saw last time, there was even a Children’s Pageant which was separate from the one for adults.  Those were simpler times and I guess they thought that some of the acts in “Hold High the Torch” and “The Excursion Special” would be too risqué for our innocent little psyches.  

For the teens there was the obligatory Teen Dance where The Fantomes and The Shambles did the musical honors.  (Sorry, couldn’t find any photos.  But if you happen to have some hidden away in the attic….)

The final treat for those who were interested was a greased pig contest that was entered by 150.  There were some pictures on the microfilm of the North Judson News but most were so grainy you couldn’t see any detail.  

All in all the Centennial Committee tried their best to provide events that would entertain the majority of the community and did a pretty good job of it. 

Click on each photo to see a larger version. 

                                                                                                                                                                David Ward Float
                                                        Gary Lucas and pet Dog                                                                     Kelly Roseman float
                                                                        Rusty Zimmerman float