Warrens will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2018. Keep watching the Visit Warrens website and Facebook page for updates as plans are finalized.
Interested community members and area organizations willing to help plan and organize activities to mark the 150th anniversary of the village’s founding are encouraged to attend the Warrens Sesquicentennial Celebration Planning Meeting on Monday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m., at the Warrens Cranberry Festival office.
The meeting will follow the Warrens Area Business Association’s quarterly meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. and is expected to adjourn at about 6:30 p.m.
UPDATE: The next Warrens Sesquicentennial Celebration Planning Meeting is Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., at the Warrens Cranberry Festival office. Anyone interested in helping plan the event is welcome to attend. Volunteering to serve at the event co-chairs are Mickey Rezin, Kris Oakes and Stephanie Knoepker.
Pictured above is the George Warren Company Stone Shop. Built in 1900, the building now houses the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center.
The photo at left shows the cast of a “Spinster’s Convention,” a school play performed by Warrens school students in 1910. Front row from left are: Freda Snippen, Helen Peterson, Lila Voss, Minnie Snippen, Teacher Minnie Barren, L.V. Cratzenberg, and Doris Premo. Second row: Blanche Bardon and Mae Carrol. Third row: Amelia Sorenson, Judith Bondesen, Ruby Fowler and Ruth Peterson. Fourth row: Olga Johnson, unidentified student, Paul Cavijello and Howard Smith. Top row: Agnes Crane, Orpha Premo, Clara Peterson and Mabel Olson.
The photo was taken on the steps of the old town hall in the village of Warrens, now the home of Living Stones Fellowship.