Austin 2011 Centennial Comm. Announces Raffle Winners and Next Meeting

The Austin 2011 Centennial Committee is pleased to announce recent $50 winners of the Austin 2011 weekly raffle: Roger Carrier, Peg Rotello and Robert Crosby. Raffle tickets are still on sale through committee members for $20. Tickets can also be requested online at www.austin2011.com. Simply fill out the “Contact Us” form with your contact information and a committee member will follow up with you to make sure you receive your ticket. Each ticket gives you two chances to win a $50 cash prize each week and a chance to win a $1000 cash prize at the Austin Centennial event.

Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund the Austin Flood Centennial event, scheduled for the weekend of September 30 – October 2. Austin will remember the Austin Dam tragedy and honor the victims and survivors of the 1911 flood. A commemorative ceremony will kick off the weekend on September 30 at 2:00 PM, and the bell will toll once for each of the known victims of the flood at 2:30 PM, the exact moment the dam broke 100 years ago.

Then Austin will turn back the clock to 1911 with food, fun and festivities 1911 style. Characters in costume will roam the town, while historical reenactors entertain crowds. Music and cuisine will reflect the varying ethic groups that comprised the booming lumber town, educational discussions and presentations will provide insight on the dam’s failure and town’s survival, and recreational opportunities will guide visitors through the grounds of the dam and path of the flood. Plans include hot air balloon rides, vintage baseball, woodhick games and demonstrations of 1911 crafts and trades.

The committee’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 PM at the Austin Fire Hall. Anyone interested in planning for the event is encouraged to attend. Visit www.austin2011.com for more information.


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