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Scandia history book printing gets delayed, but will be even better; Centennial will be fun

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It could be called a blessing in disguise.

While it would have been great to have Scandia’s history book in time for the Centennial and Homecoming celebrations Aug. 4-6, one of the members of the committee Debbie Takeda says it will work out even better.
Takeda says while the fact they can't get the book in time because of the printers, they will use the delay to actually add in photos from the upcoming celebrations to the history book.
"What happened was we got delayed on our cover," she explains adding the material used to print the cover wasn't available in time. Throw in the time it takes to print — complete with the cover and the stitching/connecting of the book to the cover that is involved, it just didn't happen in time. "It happened for a reason. It's going to be nice having those Centennial weekend photos in there."
The actual history book is complete and will be available to look at. There will also be an opportunity to order one if people haven't already done so.
Takeda points out Gem sent out the book after the celebrations so it's not a unique idea.
While the idea of just having the actual book available without the cover, and the pictures was suggested, many of the committee members nixed that idea. They liked the cover, there was a lot of hard work put into production of the over 90-page book book and they didn't want anything they would consider incomplete.
"Joe Chomistek did a lot of work on this book," she added. "The response was good (for contributions from current and former residents) so that was nice.”
The book should be available by the fall.
As far as the weekend goes, it is jam packed.  The Aug. 4-6 celebration will open with a beer garden and a history zone on Friday Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.
At 9 p.m., a bonfire will give light to performing cowboy poet B.J. Smith.
On Aug. 5, the day will start with an 8-10 a.m. pancake breakfast with opening ceremonies officially starting at 9 a.m. with a parade and show n shine. At noon, the Kid's' zone opens; the Scandia Honey Tour follows at 1:30 p.m. and a heavy horse pull at 2:30 p.m. There will be a cabaret at 9 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled fro 11 p.m.
Sunday is Earl Taylor Day in tribute to one the community's most famous residents. Early Taylor Day activities will go most of the day and includes kids games, blacksmith demonstrations live music, and Guns of the Golden West "Shoot 'Em Up' Show. A roast pork dinner will conclude the day at 5 p.m. The Puffer Pete train car Cafe will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
People are also reminded to bring lawn chairs as they will need them for the parade, the heavy horse pull and fireworks.

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