AAHS 50th+1 Anniversary Dinner

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, the Apollo Area Historical Society celebrated our 50th+1 Anniversary with a Banquet at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Apollo.  The dinner, catered by Tommy’s Catering, was delicious, as was the beautiful sheet cake donated by Held’s Shop ’n Save.  Pastor Phil Ramstad of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church gave both the invocation and benediction for the event. Bill Kerr, as master of ceremonies, gave a powerpoint presentation with highlights from the past 50 years, beginning with the restoration of the Drake Log Cabin and continuing through our programs, guest speakers, bus trips, W.C.T.U. restoration and displays, and so much more.  The Apollo Area Historical Society honored Tony and Rhonda Difillipo with a certificate thanking them for their many years of helping the society while owning Wyble’s Drug Store.  Tom Toland presented the Society with an “Heart Of A Lion” plaque and a proclamation was read by Apollo Mayor Cindee Virostek, congratulating the AAHS for our 50 years of service to the community.  Proclamations were also received from the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners, State Senator Joe Pittman, and State Rep. Jason Silvis. A great time was had by all.  Following are photos taken by Bill Kerr throughout the evening.

The tables set up & ready for diners!
The A.A.H.S. Officers and Board Members
We’d like to thank the following individuals and businesses for contributing door prizes for our banquet.  Thank you each so very much!  · Apollo Milling · Lackey’s Dairy Queen · Central Restaurant · Apollo Fox’s Pizza Den · Tuck’s Pizza Patrick’s Pub · Hoagie Shop · Held’s Shop ‘n Save · Dolly’s Guesthouse · Dot Doty · Bill & Debbie Kerr   And finally, thank all of you who worked behind the scenes to make our banquet such a success.  You are our unsung heroes!

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