Mount Pulaski, Illinois

Celebrating 175th Birthday [1836-2011]

Paying homage to year 2010 & cheering in the new year 2011

Above courthouse photos by Stephanie Mazanowski of MazPix Photography

Mid-night Ball drop from Farmers Bank Wind Turbine on west side of the square

Crowd of several hundred huddle at mid-night to pray
 for Mt. Pulaskians who passed on during 2010

Darrel Wernsing leading crowd in prayer with
175th Anniversary chairperson Tom Martin assisting

Darrel Wernsing & Tom Martin reading names of the deceased

Steve Martin doing the gonging for each name recited

Crowd facing courthouse - circa 1847 [once the Logan County Seat where Abraham Lincoln & Judge David Davis held court on the Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit (1848-1855)]

Mid-night crowd with ball being slowing dropped in the background
 - far left of center -

Farmers Bank $175 drawing for the lucky winner
 Coordinator:  Ms. Tricia Aylesworth

175th Anniversary Committee $175 drawing
Coordinator:  Darrell Knauer - Mt. Pulaski Township
 Historical Museum Society President

above photo taken by Allen Schaal

photos taken by phil bertoni unless otherwise indicated