MAN - There will be fireworks and cake, ice cream and vendors in Man when the town has its official 100th birthday celebration this weekend.
Man Mayor Jim Blevins said during a council meeting in June that the town will be doing it up in style over the course of a long weekend.
"Our 100th birthday is coming up on July 18," Blevins told council members. "We will start celebrating on the 18th through the 21st."
Blevins said Man will kick off its centennial with a parade on Wednesday, July 18, with ice cream and cake.
"The next day we will kick off our town fair," he said, adding that the celebration will run for three days and will include vendors and a lot of fun for everyone. "We will have a big fireworks show, too, on Saturday night," Blevins added.
"This should be a really big, fun event," Blevins said. "I have been told that pretty much every hotel and motel room around is filled up already with people coming for the event. It really should be a nice one."
The town is encouraging any and all former Man High School homecoming queens and attendants, cheerleaders, band members, majorettes and local youth sports organizations to take part in the parade.
A car show will be Thursday, July 19. The 100-year celebration will wrap up with a two-day town fair event starting Friday, July 20, with food and street vendors.
The celebration will conclude with a street dance on the evening of Saturday, July 21, and finish with a fireworks grand finale.