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Progressive Dinner Kicks-Off Cylinder Quasquicentennial

By Staff | Feb 16, 2010

CYLINDER – In 2010, Cylinder will celebrate 125 years as a community when residents celebrate its Quasquicentennial. Cylinder’s citizens have been hard at work planning activities in honor of this special anniversary year.

On Saturday, Mar. 6, the celebration will officially kick-off with a Progressive Supper, held from 5 to 8 p.m. Diners can whet their appetites on appetizers at the Rack Shack in Cylinder, before moving on to the Cylinder Heritage Center for the main course–pork loin, cheesy potatoes, and plenty of salads. Kim Moser of the Rack Shack is donating the pork loin.

The fun dining experience wraps up with dessert at the Cylinder Fire Station. Each course is optional, and participants may skip or attend any of the locations. A free will donation will be taken for the supper.

Cylinder Quasquicentennial memorabilia, including t-shirts, cookbooks, and koozies are available at the Rack Shack, Cylinder RV, and Iowa Trust & Savings Bank in Cylinder. Prints of the original artwork of the Cylinder Depot by JD Speltz are still available; a second print will soon be released.

For more information about the Progressive Supper, contact Kayra Weisbrod at 712-424-3344 or Jan Mathisen at 712-424-3684.

Other activities are currently being planned, including an omelet breakfast. Cylinder’s Quasquicentennial will be celebrated Aug. 6, 7, and 8. A parade, bands, kids’ games, fireworks, co-ed sand volleyball, and food vendors are scheduled. Deb Weisbrod of Cylinder is serving as the main coordinator for Cylinder’s celebration.