Sara Swanson

Manchester throws itself a 150th Birthday Party – a week of Sesquicentennial Fun – Part 1! (photos)

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Charles and Sally Nosbisch stand under the 37-star flag in Wurster Park on Wednesday, after it had been raised earlier by the Village, becoming one of three official flags flown during the Sesquicentennial.

The Kingsley-Jenter House was packed with standing room only for the Sesquicentennial opening program Wednesday evening.

Sesquicentennial organizer Ray Berg holds up a copy of the 1869 Manchester Enterprise reprint during the opening program.

Thursday, kids dressed as news criers sell the 1869 reprints during the farmers market.

Farmers Market in its special location for the week, Wurster Park.

Lions Club’s Kids Corner

Thursday evening, the Dodworth-Saxhorn Band performed at the Gazebo concert in Wurster Park.

Great turnout for Dodsworth Saxhorn Band

Dancing was encouraged!

Village president Pat Vailliencourt crowned Vicky Wurster Sesquicentennial Queen at intermission

Queen Vicky shows her bouquet to a very young fan.

Sesquicentennial parade marshals, Reno and Nancy Feldkamp and their daughter, Kathleen Graddy.

A riveting retelling of Casey at the Bat.

The sun sets on the Gazebo concert.

One more dance.

The Dodworth-Saxhorn Band is one of three bands that marched in the parade on Friday evening

The Okeys opened their historic home on Ann Arbor Hill Road for the Historic Home Tour on Saturday and Sunday, as well as portraying the historic owners of the home.

The Tap made an old-fashioned float celebrating the Sesquicentennial for the parade.

Manchester’s US Congressman Tim Walberg made a surprise appearance in the parade.

Manchester High School Marching Band was joined by alumni

The Sesquicentennial Queen Vicky at the beginning of the parade.

Manchester’s historic baseball team marched in the parade Friday evening and took on the Chelsea Monitors Saturday afternoon.

Many antique tractors

“Old fashion roundabout!”

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