Sept. 4-7, 1987: Grandin Celebrates Centennial

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
(Pictured at right) On Saturday morning, Sept. 5, 1987, the Missouri State Highway Patrol closed Highway 21 for the Grandin Centennial Parade. Leading the procession down the hill from St. Ann’s Chapel was the color guard from VFW Post 3485 in Doniphan, followed by the Grandin Fire Department, the Shriners clowns and many other participants. The four-day centennial celebration was organized by the Grandin Booster Club, which spent five months planning the events. Nellie Joplin was crowned ‘Grandma Grandin’ and 16-year-old Teresa Sherrion reigned as Miss Labor Day. Other events included a costume contest won by Doris Gunter in a dress she had made in 1958 for the Carter County Centennial. Tours were offered at the Masonic Lodge, which was once the office for the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company. Among the many historical items on display was the bell from the old Grandin School. The party lasted through Labor Day with plenty of live music, food and memories of the ‘One Time Metropolis Of The Pine Woods.’
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