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1996, June 22 & 23
Ottosen, Iowa held its centennial celebration.
Centennial items sold and prices were Centennial doll-$50.00; Sweatshirt-$25.00; History book-$25.00 Bell-$20.00; Plate-$19.96; Holders-$5.00-$6.00; T-shirt-$15.00; Video tape-$10.00; Hat-$8.00; Cup-$5.00; Calendar-$5.00; Coin-$5.00; Butter box-$3.00; Button-$1.00; Raffle tickets for quilt-$1.00. Saturday events were a Parade, Craft show,Quilt show, Historical display, Volleyball, Tractor pull, Variety Talent show, Iowa Chop Barbecue, Auction, Beard contest, Drawings, Dance. Sunday events were Breakfast, Church, Ottosen High School Alumni Banquet, Monument dedication & Quilt raffle.
A "Memory Lane Style Show" was held at the Commercial Club building March 16 and March 17,1996 showing the fashions of the turn of the century.
(Information from the 1996 Centennial booklet)
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