Tama's Sesquicentennial was celebrated in fine style on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. A little welcome rain on Saturday didn't dampen the festivities much with old-fashioned and modern musical entertainment filling the air.
There were events for everyone with contests, drawings for some great prizes and downtown 3rd Street was lined with booths and exhibits.
The Tama Civic Center -Jacobsen Memorial Hall was filled with railroad memorabilia and a vast collection of historic Tama photos.
tennial Committee members including John Purk, Deb Kouba and Charlie Betz were invited to join the Meskwaki Woodland Dance Group during the Tama festivities on Saturday afternoon, July 28.
News-Herald photos/John Speer
A free noon lunch was provided by the City of Tama.
Signs displayed on downtown Tama businesses buildings identified the occupants of about 50 years ago bringing back memories for many. The Oak Hill Cemetery Association provided the research.
The event was topped off Saturday evening with a spectacular fireworks display over Cherry Lake.
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