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Menasha's Birthday Celebration

On March 5th, the City of Menasha will celebrate its 150th anniversary

with a 1-hour public event at Menasha City Hall. 


12:00pm - 12:05pm

Opening Remarks

Mayor Don Merkes

Mayor Don Merkes will kick off the program. 

12:05pm - 12:10pm

Land Acknowledgement

Dr. Renee Gralewicz

A Land acknowledgment is a traditional custom that dates back centuries in many Native nations and communities. Today, land acknowledgments are used by Native Peoples and non-Natives to recognize Indigenous Peoples who are the original stewards of the lands on which we now live.

Dr. Renee Gralewicz, the former Professor of Anthropology and American Indigenous Studies will read the Land Acknowledgement. 

12:10pm - 12:15pm

Star Spangled Banner

Menasha High School

The Menasha High School band will play the Star Spangled Banner led by Director Jackson Smith. 

12:15pm - 12:20pm

Congressional Record

Congressman Glenn Grothman

Congressional Record Insertion from the Office of Congressman Glenn Grothman. 

12:20pm - 12:25pm

Senatorial Recognition

Senator Ron Johnson

Gold Seal of Senatorial Recognition from the Office of Senator Ron Johnson by Amy Resop

12:25pm - 12:30pm

Video Presentation

Office of Governor Tony Evers

Video presentation from the office of Governor Tony Evers.

12:30pm - 12:35pm

Proclamation Read 

From Rep. Lee Snotgrass

Proclamation from the Governor's Office from Representative Lee Snodgrass, 57th District of Wisconsin.

12:35pm - 12:45pm

Presentation of Birthday Wishes by the Grade Schools

Representatives from the Menasha grade schools will present birthday wishes to the City of Menasha. 

12:45pm - 12:50pm

MHS Band Performance 

Menasha High School

A second performance by the Menasha High School Band playing Birthday Greetings led by Director Jackson Smith.

12:50pm - 1:15pm

Appearance of OJ Hall 

Troy Wittmann

A public performance by Troy Wittmann, Maplewood Junior High School Educator. With Mr. Wittmann's time machine, O.J. Hall will be present. 


Cake Served and Buttons Given

Mayor Don Merkes

Manderfields Home Bakery created a cake to mark Menasha's 150th birthday.


This event would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors. 

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