News: Edson Reunion (10 Aug 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hompe, Fisk, Way, Tanzar

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 7/31/2013

Edson Reunion (10 Aug 2013)

A major exhibit at the Stanley Area Historical Society this year features the Town of Edson. The north gallery contains a rich pictorial history of the Edson area, which is the Mother Township of Eastern Chippewa County. Edson was before Boyd, Stanley, and the Town of Delmar came into being. A number of years ago the museum featured Edson and that resulted in many more pictures featuring Edson families, businesses, and schools being brought to the museum. Most of the newly discovered pictures are included in the current exhibit. Attendees should especially check out the country school folders that have been developed on each of the Edson schools that existed before consolidation in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Perhaps your class picture is included or you can contribute a picture to further enhance the school’s history?

Bev Hompe and Margaret Fisk have planned an Edson reunion with all current and former Edson residents being invited to attend the Saturday, August 10 event. Special entertainment is being planned and will feature folk singer jerry Way, who has written a number of plays that contain much of Chippewa County’s history. Jerry will be playing his guitar and singing some of his historical renditions for the attendees’ entertainment. Performing with Jerry, will be the talented vocalist, Amanda Tanzar, who performs with Jerry at many events.

Mark your calendars and come see the special exhibit on Edson and be entertained with some special historical folk music. Meet your neighbors, relatives, and friends, and reminisce about the rich history of the Edson area. The museum opens on Saturday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. and the one-hour program will begin at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.



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