Pictures from. . .
1999 Town and Country Days
50th Anniversary Celebration 1949-1999

History of Paynesville's celebration

Miss Paynesville

Miss Paynesville 1999, Allison Thompson, center;
First Princess, Amanda Granzow, left;
and Second Princess, Melissa Reiter, right.

Flea Market

A flea market brought buyers to the
Paynesville Area Center on Saturday
to start off the celebration.


10K and Fun Run were held on Saturday morning,
June 12, 1999. Runners ran around the lake from the
Regional Park to the Veteran's Memorial Park.

Miss Dairy Queen

Little Miss Dairy Queen, Jackie Jo Skoglund,
and Dennis-the-Menace Look-Alike, Daniel Glesne,
were crowned on Sunday afternoon, June 13, 1999,
at the Peepers Picnic and Antique Car Show.

Miss Paynesville 1949, Evelyn (Wahl) Carlson
visited with the reigning Miss Paynesville 1998,
Mackenzie Merrill, at a former queens'
get-togther on Sunday evening.
For information on former queens
who attended the evening, click here.

Pet Show

The Pet Show featured animals of all kinds
with everyone receiving a ribbon.
The Good Samaritan Care Center hosts
the show on Tuesday morning.

Kiddie Car

Tuesday afternoon, the Kiddie Parade marches
from the Good Samaritan to the Gazebo Park.
Here, Willie Scheel's pink Cadillac is depicted
along with its own version of Paynesville's royalty.

Kid's games

The Paynesville Jaycees brought Games Night
to youngsters of all ages.Here the children
dig in sawdust for coins and prizes.

Tractor Pull

One of the many youngsters who pedaled
for all they were worth to go the farthest
in the Tractor Pull at Games Night.

Ice Cream

Free ice cream was a feature of Ice Cream Days
for many years. The tradition was revived
this year with the Paynesville firemen
serving Dixie cups to the crowd downtown
on Tuesday night. Click here for a history
of Ice Cream Days


Merriam Midway Shows
has been coming to Paynesville
for over 40 years. Click here
for story about the carnival.

Maggie James Band

Maggie James capped off Tuesday evening
by playing for a street dance.

Old fire truck

The grand parade was Wednesday evening
under sunny skies, but cool temperatures.
The old Paynesville fire truck was one
of the lead vehicles in the parade.

Winning float

The 'Rock and Roll Diner' float won both
the Kiddie Parade grand prize and the
Grand Marshal's award at the grand parade.
Click for a story about the concertina float
which has been in the parade over 10 years.


The PHS Marching Band drummers kept
the cadence for the band. The Paynesville
band couldn't compete at their own parade,
but they have won a grand championship
at Buffalo and a first at Long Prairie.

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