Mt. Pulaski's 175th

K I C K - O F F   C E L E B R A T I O N

DEC. 31st  [New Year's EVE]

on the square - 6 pm to midnight



    2011  KICKOFF


    New Year’s Eve 


          Mt. Pulaski 175th

       1836 – 2011

           Mt. Pulaski’s 2011 “Year of Celebration” kicks off on New Year’s Eve—Dec. 31, 2010—on our town square – to include food, drink, music, shopping, children’s activities, fireworks (weather permitting), a short memorial service, a ball-drop at midnight and group photo of all in front of courthouse.
          The Mt. Pulaski 175
    th Committee hopes you will join us for the first in a series of events to be held throughout the year to help celebrate Mt. Pulaski’s 175th Birthday.
          Many of our retail shops will be open as well as our courthouse and historical museum.  Our up-town restaurants will be open and the 175
    th committee will be serving a Soup, Chili, Sandwich & Ham-Bean SUPPER at the VFW Hall on the South Side of the Square (EXTRA SEATING WILL BE AVAILABLE).

      5:00 –   9:00 Buff’s open for prime-rib dinner:  reservations are requested.  Open afterwards ‘til 11 pm
                           FREE Music & Entertainment will follow at 9 pm
      5:00 – 10:00 PizzaMan (later if need be)
      5:00 –   8:00 Soup, Chili, Sandwich & Ham-Bean SUPPER at VFW Hall - hosted by Hilltop Catering and
    th Committee.  Extra seating!  Free-will offering.  FREE Music & entertainment will follow at 9 pm
      6:30  ……...    Children’s Fireworks Show on west side of square (weather permitting)
      6:00 –           Retail shops on the square – many will be open, serving refreshments
      6:00 –           Farmers Bank - traditional holiday refreshments & $175 drawing
      6:00 –           Historical Museum – refreshments, entertainment & tours
      6:00 –           Courthouse - refreshments & tours
      7:00 –   9:00 Children’s activities for 5th grade and younger at the old firehouse on the east side of the
                           square - hosted  by the 175
    th Committee and Zion Lutheran Church.                                                 
      7:00 – 11:30 Activities for 6
    th thru 12th grades at the Christian Church Family Life Center - hosted
                           by the 175
    th Committee and the Christian Church.  Ping-pong, basketball, pizza, snacks, music and
                           a grab-bag giveaway at the end of the evening.  All kids need to be signed in and out by a parent 
                           or guardian.
      9:00 –           
    FREE Music & Entertainment will be offered at two locations beginning at 9:00 pm:
                                Buff’s Restaurant – bring your own beer or wine  -  VFW Hall – coffee, hot tea & hot cocoa available
    11:30 …….      All meet on the west lawn of the courthouse for the $175 drawings
                          Winner of the $175 Historical Museum Treasure Hunt contest will be announced. 
    Memorial Service to remember those who have passed away in 2010.  Each name will be
    Midnight ….. New Years Eve Ball drop and Fireworks (weather permitting)  

    Midnight ….. KICKOFF PHOTO of ALL in front of Courthouse following fireworks

    Other Information:

    -In case of inclement weather, the kickoff celebration will be re-scheduled for Saturday evening January 8 (same
      hours for events).
      Information concerning postponement will be posted on our website at

    th merchandise can be purchased this evening in several locations around the square including the Museum
      and VFW Hall.  Shirts, sweatshirts etc. will be available at the store that was formally ‘Little Britches and
      Stitches’ on the east side of the square.

    -Tickets for the June 30
    th, 2011 reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum will go on sale for
      the first time and may be purchased at the Farmers Bank, Historical Museum, VFW Hall and Salt Creek Attic.

    5th grade & under: old firehouse on east side of square . . . 7pm - 9 pm
    [hosted by 175th Committee & Zion Lutheran Church]
    6th thru 12th grade: Christian Church Family Life Center  . . . 7pm - 11:30 pm
    [hosted by 175th Committee & Christian Church]

$175  CONTEST  for  Grade  &  High  School  Students
[coordinated by Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society]


at 11:30 - congregate on west lawn of courthouse for:

  • Short Memorial Service - Names will be read of those who have
                                          passed away during 2010


  • F i r e w o r k s  [weather permitting]

  • $175 Drawings

  • BALL  DROP at midnight  [weather permitting]

  • Town Group Photo in front of Courthouse

tickets for June 30th reception at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on sale - 1st time - on 31st:
Historical Museum
VFW Hall
Retail shops on the square

175th Merchandise - available this evening at Museum, VFW Hall

shirts, sweatshirts, & some merchandise available at former "Britches & Stitches" on East Side of Square


175th Items for Sale



Due to harsh inclemente weather - celebration will be held on Jan. 8 (SAT)