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History group plans for Prescott Daze

PRESCOTT--A working meeting was held by the Prescott Area Historical Society (PAHS) on Aug. 5.

The focus of the meeting was finalizing plans for participation in Prescott Daze.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Welcome and Heritage Center will be open at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to stop in at the History Center on north main street to view a 10-minute video featuring the Prescott Spinner Company, and its place in local and national historical events. The video was based upon Chuck Sundby's collection of Spinner information and an original manuscript by him.

Prescott High School students entered the video in the recent Wisconsin National History Day competition. Over 100 documentaries entries from around the state were in the events. Prescott's team of David Yanisch, Nick Schafer and Bryson Van Holbeck finished fourth overall.

Showings will be every half hour starting at 9 a.m. Stop in for a viewing, look over the historical items from Prescott's past, grab a free glass of cold water, cool off in the air conditioning and find out how to join or help the historical group preserving the past of Prescott.

Plans were finalized on readying the sleigh used by Dr. Howard J. Laney on his winter-time house calls in and around Prescott during the early years of his long-time service in the area. The sleigh will be the PAHS entry in the Sunday, Sept. 7, Prescott Daze parade.

PAHS also voted to donate $600 toward the cost of new signage for the center. Costs were shared between the PAHS, the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and the Welcome and Heritage Center.

Prescott volunteers were to be at the Pierce County Fair on Aug. 10 to help staff with the historic Freier rural school. The school is open during the fair, staffed by members of the Pierce County Historical Association, of which Prescott is a member.