The 57th Annual Cuba Fest is just a little over a week away. The festival, which features a wide range of events and activities, will be held October 21-22 by the Tri-C Club of Cuba in the historic uptown part of Cuba, including Recklein Auditorium, Recklein Memorial Library, and the Crawford County Historical Museum.
Helen Dean celebrated her 101st birthday on September 28. She was joined by her children (from left) Mary, Bud and Bill for a visit at Cuba Manor.
Cuba High School students, faculty, parents and alumni celebrated 2018 Football Homecoming last Friday night at the Wildcat Field of Pride. Seniors Joey Carpenter and Kristyn England were crowned the new king and queen of the homecoming court by their classmates. The pair took their crowns during a pregame coronation on the football field and ruled over the homecoming dance that followed the varsity game against the St. Pius X Lancers.
The Cuba City Council met in regular session at City Hall on September 18 to discuss the following items of business:
• Ward 3 Alderman Kevin Copling was absent due to illness.
• Dr. Sean Siebert, president of Cuba Development Group, presented his plans for Manufacturing Day, scheduled for Friday, October 5. There will be a block party outside Frisco’s restaurant from 4 to 8 p.m., with live music by Alderwood, vendor booths, and a live radio broadcast during the entire event. There will be several local and state dignitaries in attendance. Siebert asked the police chief to have his officers made aware of the street party and that a crowd of up to 1,000 people is expected.
The GTOAA Street Legends Tour passed through Cuba on Thursday, August 19 during a 1,700 mile 13 day cruise of Route 66 which started at the Pontiac Oakland Museum in Pontiac, Illinois. The tour is scheduled to end on September 30 in Needles, California.