Granada will be celebrating its Quasquicentennial (125th Anniversary) in
June 2013. Please keep checking this page for further details.
The first meeting took place on September 26, 2009 at 10am with Melissa
Engel, Holly Becker, Lisa Strauser, Denise Jorgenson, Kathy Leet,
Dorothy Tompkins, Dewane Mortensen and Chris Hanning. Many ideas were
discussed ranging from fund raisers to advertising and what the
celebration would entail. A few fund raisers were discussed and some
were re-considered due to the fact they could interfere with other local
groups. A cook book was discussed and the feeling of the group was to go
ahead with that project. Denise and Holly were to attend the next
Granada Council meeting and brooch the subject of the 125th Anniversary.
Thank you to Holly Becker who brought treats.
The next meeting was on October 10th, 10am . Melissa Engel and Holly
Becker were elected as co-chairs and Denise Jorgenson and Kathy Leet as
co-treasurers. Attendees were; Mr & Mrs Dewane Mortensen, Melissa Engel,
Holly Becker, Kim Shoemaker, Denise Jorgenson, Becky Tonne, Kathy Leet and Chris
Hanning. This meeting was more or less a continuation of the first.
Again many ideas were discussed. Two offices were voted on, the chair
and treasurer. The treasurers were to look into a financial
institute. The cook book was discussed in more detail. Souvenir pottery
was brought up. Fund raising was discussed and how to handle
advertisers. Information was to be gathered by members and brought to
the next meeting. A Sunday was discussed in hopes to allow more people
to attend. Sunday November 8th at 3 pm was voted on.
November 8, 2009 3pm: Holly Becker, Melissa Engel, Mr & Mrs Kevin
Schleininger and son, Denise Jorgenson, Darliss Green, Kathy Leet and
Chris Hanning were in attendance. The First Farmers and Merchants bank
was suggested for the convenience of the treasures. A motto for for Granada's yearly celebration was discussed
and ideas are to be brought to the next meeting. The City of Granada
will provide $1000 towards the 125th Anniversary.
December, 6, 2009 1pm; Melissa Engel, Jeanne Mortensen, Denise
Jorgenson, Darlis Green, Kathy Leet & Chris Hanning were in attendance.
The cookbook was discussed. It was decided to go with Morris Press. The
deadline for recipe submissions was extended to February 28th, 2010. A
Taste Test Party may be pursued to give examples of what will be
included in the cookbook. After some discussion about which financial
institute a motion was made by Chris and seconded by Darlis for
Profinium Financial on the basis that that is where the city banks.
A set of souvenir pottery will be produced with a limited edition run
and one will be available from 2011 to 2013.
January 24, 2010 1pm; Informal meeting. Present: Denise Jorgenson,
Darlis Green, Kathy Leet, Chris Hanning and Melissa Engel. Discussed the
cookbook and getting the recipe sheet out. Denise and Kathy are going to
get the bank account opened as soon as time and weather permits. Next
meeting set for March 28, 2010, 1PM.
Granada 125th Facebook
page for more updates, attend a meeting or
contact Holly Benson at 507-236-2725.