Payton Kelch presented her “Why Centuria is a great place to be” presentation at the Ambassador program. Payton’s favorite place in Centuria is the Gandy Dancer Trail.
The Centuria Ambassador program was emceed by Johanna Backes, who was a former Centuria Princess and former Little Miss Centuria
Anthony Connolly presented his “Why Centuria is a great place to be” presentation at the Ambassador program on Thursday night. Anthony talked about Centuria’s economic status and how the Unity School was a great asset to our community.
5K Milk Run Winner was Ryan Stridde with a time of 18.22. He was congratulated by Centuria Ambassadors Anthony Connolly and Payton Kelch. Winners in each age division received a half gallon of milk for their efforts.
The Unity Area FFA Alumni hosted the event during Memory Days. Division winners included: 19 and under-Logan Jensen and Zenia Moore, 20-29- Donald Christensen and Maddy Graham, 30-39-Ryan Stridde and Tiffany Gear, 40-49-Jason Hahn and Deb Dunsmoor, and 50-59-Brian Helm and Jean Christensen.
Toilet Bowl relay winners at Memory Days were the Tiny Tots which included: Harlow Calabria, B-rad Nelson, and Kandy Nelson. Other participants included: The Party Poopers-Misty Connolly, Payden and Lydia Bainbridge; the Centuria Ambassadors- Payton Kelch, Anthony Kelch, and Jarett Malluege; and the Centuria Fire Department youth-Faith Estes, Jessi Grillo, and Jordan Grillo.
Carter enjoyed his time in the Bouncy house at Centuria
The Centuria Fire Department has a Cadet program, that helped out during Memory Days
Goat Show winners from Memory Days included: Jena Alling, Anna Larsen-Champion Meat Goat, Vanessa Wolff, Amy Mevissen-Champion Dairy Goat, Amber Mevissen-Champion exotic Breeds, and Gene Mevissen.
Montana was the People’s Choice winner at the Memory Days Pet Show. At seven years old Montana also won the Longevity Award. He is pictured with his owner Isabelle Hansch
Best Restoration honors at the Unity Area FFA Alumni Antique Tractor Show went to Jace Schlechter of Balsam Lake with his Oliver
Most Original honors went to this John Deere 530 at the Unity Area FFA Alumni Antique Tractor Show at Memory Days
The Memory Days Pet Show winners included: Eliza with Mike Owens-Best Groomed, Leah with Sharon Owens- Cutest Bows, Ollie with Julia Jones-Champion Cat, Montana with Isabelle Hansch-Longevity and People’s Choice, Chato with the Popoca family-Champion Smallest Dog, and Roscoe with Jena Alling-Champion Puppy
The Power Tool Drag Race was a new event at Memory Days on Saturday afternoon. Participants used a power tool to race down the track at the fastest time. Leslie Sloper was the Champion with Craig Johnson in 2nd place
Centuria was very luck to have Santa taking a vacation this summer with a stop by Centuria. Kids had a chance to write letters to Santa, and hear stories by Santa’s elf Lisa Nelson
The Unity Marching Band, under the direction of Jacob Kobberdahl, has performed the summer at area parades including Memory Days in Centuria
Wheel chair races down Main Street Centuria was a new event this year
Children’s games on Friday night at Memory Days was a new event this year
Helping set up the Memory Days toilet bowl relay was Jarett Malluege, Centuria’s Grand Ambassador Anthony Connolly, and Centuria Ambassaor Payton Kelch. Helping with community activities is something both Ambassadors are excited about doing this year
* * Thanks Jeanne Alling, for sharing some pictures with us! 🙂