Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Brenda Newman started the program at 12:30 p.m. She Thanked everyone for coming to the 83rd annual Old Settlers day. Awards were given to different categories; the person that drove the farthest to join the day events was Lois Zilka who lives in Missouri, 800 miles away; oldest woman was Eunice Schemph (88 years old); oldest man was Lorenz Sueller (93 years old); youngest child was Gilda Larson born Sept. 2008 (9 months ); newest-married couple was Jason and Tyra Wentworth, married June 23, 2007; oldest married couple was again Art and Ruby Geisinger married 67-1/2 years.
The Queen candidates and 2008-2009 Royalty made up baskets of home-made goodies. Some baskets consisted of breads, bars, cupcakes, cookies, jams, and apple sauce, from Grandma's favorite recipe's. These were auctioned off by committee-member Jerry Kelly. The top-selling basket sold for $60, the girls chose to donate their $211 to "Operation Christmas Child."