Sisters of the Swish
Yes, we mean you. Every woman in town
has a favorite dress to wear. Maybe some of you even have a
collection of favorites that have been in your closet for years -- a
lot of years. So get out those old clothes that still fit and come
show them off to the community in a style show for the
sesquicentennial. Every lady who shows up will be a Sister of the
After the sesquicentennial parade Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon,
the Sisters of the Swish will be escorted onto the stage of the
Pavilion Park by the Brothers of the Brush. This will happen around
There will be a judging of the beards and the dresses. Prizes
will be given out for the best dresses in four age groups --
preschool, grades 1-12, up to age 50 and the over 50s. There will be
two prizes for the best complete outfit for ages 1-20 and 20 and up.
So, ladies, come to the park after the parade and show off all
your finery. We can show Mason City that we have had style and class
for the last 150 years and will continue that tradition for the next
If you have questions or need an outfit to wear, contact Bonnie
Knieriem at 482-5821 or
email@example.com. She’ll help you out all that she can.
Hope to see a great turnout at the style show. The time draws near…
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Community choir wants you
The Mason City Area Community Choir has been busy rehearsing and
would love to have all the singers in the area come and join
the group. The choir will perform "The Land of the Free" in the
school gymnasium on Sept 23 following the sesquicentennial pageant,
"As Time Goes By."
The next rehearsals will be Aug. 27, Sept. 6 and Sept. 13. All
rehearsals are at the Mason City Area Nursing Home, in the Activity
Room, at 7 p.m. There will be a dress rehearsal at the school on
Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Attendance is not required for all rehearsals,
but it is so much fun and the fellowship is great so that you will
not want to miss a one.
If enough people are interested, it would be great to make the
community choir a continuing effort. Please come join the group.
Mark your calendars now.
[Mason City Sesquicentennial news release]