Pembine Centennial events start Friday

PEMBINE, Wis. – The town of Pembine will be marking its 100th birthday with a three-day celebration from Aug. 1 through 3.

Centennial events on Friday, Aug. 1 include a street dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Pembine Food Depot parking lot. Live music will be provided by Big Machine. Food, drinks, and a 50/50 drawing will also be available.

Activities on Saturday, Aug. 2 kick off with a 5K run/walk at American Legion Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the race to follow at 8 a.m.

Throughout the day, there will be food and beverages, children’s activities, a horseshoe tournament, and prize drawings at the park. At the Pembine Town Hall, there will be a historical display, as well as centennial book and t-shirt sales.

Crafters will line up along Minnie Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A horse pulling event will run from noon to 5 p.m. at the park.

Meanwhile, at Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Schools, there will be an old car and tractor display from noon to 7 p.m., and the Great Lakes Timber Show at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Bingo will begin at the park at 1 p.m.

The school will host an all-class reunion, complete with school tours, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. At 5 p.m., there will be a class reunion photo taken from the school roof.

Back at the park, the Martinz will provide live music from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A fireworks display at dusk will close out the night.

On Sunday, Aug. 3, there will be a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the school.

A parade throughout downtown Pembine will step off at 10:30 a.m.

The closing ceremony, along with a time capsule dedication, will follow the parade.