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Celebrating City's History And Future
Letter To The Editor 7-14-21

Dear Editor,

Oakdale’s 150th Birthday Celebration! I would like to give my sincere appreciation to everyone that joined us in celebrating our town’s 150th Birthday Celebration. I truly appreciate the love, support and enthusiasm from our businesses, volunteers and sponsors! And, to our ever-loving crowds who enjoyed the many events throughout the festivities, Thank You all for showing up and showing us all how to have the best time ever!!

On Saturday, June 26, it felt like a family reunion, a high school reunion and simply, a REUNION of our town as we laughed, cheered and loved seeing family and friends. There are so many people to thank. Please know that each and every one of you contributed in some way to make this celebration one that will be talked about for generations. I’ve heard plenty of feedback from that day. As with any event, there’s always a few hiccups along the way, but nothing stopped Oakdale from celebrating this big event!! When you watch the Fireworks Finale video, listen to the cheers of the crowd at the end. I get chills every time I hear it!

One of my friends summed it up this way, “I had so much fun, watching people have SO MUCH FUN!” Thank you, Oakdale community, for all you do and all you are. Our town is amazing!

Most sincerely,

Mayor Cherilyn Bairos