TOWNSEND - One Northwoods town plans get an early start on celebrating its 100th anniversary. People in Townsend won't officially celebrate 100 years until April next year, but they want to get the word out early.
"I approached the town with the suggestion in 2011," explained Townsend Centennial Chairperson Kathleen Marsh. "At that time they decided that we would plan our centennial and put away a little money each year so that we'd have some when it came time to celebrate."
Centennial committee members plan to hang banners around town this July. They also have some historic re-enactments planned this fall and next spring, but they can't do them without community help.