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Farnam is celebrating its 125th anniversary

Farnam is celebrating its Quasquentennial this year. The year 2011 is destined to be an event-filled year for Farnam’s 125th birthday celebration.

Alrae Olson, Eustis/Farnam art instructor, was the artist for the 125th logo, depicting scenes of Farnam, “The Little Town That Can.”

To kick-off the celebration, an evening of free old-time movies, “Laurel and Hardy,” “The Little Rascals” and Ma and Pa Kettle in “The Egg and I” were shown at the Farnam School site on April 30. Farnam souvenirs were displayed and sold.

On June 4, there will be a humanities program, with details to be announced at a later date, and a homemade ice cream crank-off at the Farnam school. Competitors will try their skills at winning the yummiest ice cream contest.

Souvenirs being offered include T-shirts, caps, visors, coffee mugs, coasters, rolling pins, pocket knives and “greenback” logo playing cards in a metal keepsake tin.

Afghans of Farnam consisting of 12 weaving of churches, school and places of interest are also being sold, and are suggested to make nice gifts as well as a cozy item for your home.

A Henry Yellow Boy rifle will be raffled. Tickets may be obtained at Country Blues and First State Bank at Farnam.

Farnam’s Q125 Founder’s Day celebration will take place June 24, 25 and 26 with festivities to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a community banquet at the Farnam High School on June 24.

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