Members of the Sherman community are trying to bring back the Sherman spirit. The 2013 Sherman Day will mark the 30th anniversary for the annual event, and it is their goal to return to the days of old when this festivity was overflowing with activities, camaraderie and family fun, which fostered memories for a lifetime.
The Sherman Day committee, the Chamber of Commerce and other groups and individuals are planning fundraisers and hosting events throughout the coming year, and they will be asking for support in several ways. The most important way to provide support is to attend these functions. The second way to support is to contribute to the cause, not necessarily by giving money, but by giving time and talents. The first event is on Saturday and will be a Halloween dinner dance.
Dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sherman Fire Hall, and the adults-only dance will immediately follow and will go until midnight. Tickets are $10 for the dinner, $15 for the dinner and the dance, and $5 for the dance only at the door. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Rose Lynn's Emporium, Tex's and the village office at reduced prices.
At this kickoff event there will be a Chinese auction, and support is needed for auction items. Organizers are asking area residents to put their heads together and come up with a unique or not so unique item for the auction. They would like all donations by Thursday. For pick-up or drop-off information, contact Kathy Crane at 499-7340; Vicki Rater, 761-6370; or Hazel Halter, 269-4952.