Centennial celebration – People in Maple Plain are gearing up to mark the city's 100th anniversary

By Amanda Schwarze
Staff Writer

Celebrating a century of residents, businesses and development that shaped Maple Plain into the city it is now will take more than one day.

Organizers for the centennial celebration are planning several days of activities to mark the city’s 100th anniversary. A day filled with centennial activities is scheduled for Aug. 18, though events leading up to the big celebration are scheduled to begin Aug. 16.

Bobbi Henrich and Kirsten Church of the Centennial Committee updated the Maple Plain City Council June 11 on plans for the event. Henrich said that the budget for the centennial is $30,916 and that so far about $7,850 has been committed to the event. That amount, she said, excludes in-kind donations. At the June 11 meeting, the council approved a city contribution to the centennial of an amount not to exceed $25,000. Councilor Jerry Young also thanked the committee for all of the work they put into planning the event.

Among the planned centennial activities a movie in the park, farmer’s and craft market, classic car show, parade and street dance.

Henrich said that the committee is seeking volunteers. Anyone who is interested in helping to organize activities or work during the festivities can contact Church at [email protected].