Mounds View is turning 60


file photo • Mounds View turns 60 years old this year and a celebration of the city’s six decades is Friday, Aug. 17 at City Hall.

This year marks the 60th since Mounds View was incorporated as a village in 1958. 

Mayor Carol Mueller said the city she heads is a wonderful place in which to work and play.

To commemorate the city’s six decades — and the place itself — an anniversary committee has put together a party prior to this year’s Mounds View Festival in the Park. 

The festival is traditionally a one-day extravaganza, taking place on a Saturday. This year, the festival fun — live music, food and events — starts early on Friday, Aug. 17, with a  night to honor the anniversary. 

“It’s the first time [the celebration is] two days for a while,” aid Festival in the Park organizer Theresa Cermak.

Festival Friday and the city’s diamond anniversary celebration runs 5 to 10 p.m. in the parking lot of Mounds View City Hall located at 2401 County Highway 10. If it rains, the celebration will move inside the Mounds View Community Center, located at 5394 Edgewood Drive. Tickets cost $5 per person, or $20 for a family of four or more. 

Food trucks and the beer garden will open at 5 p.m. Dancing and live music by Jonah and the Whales starts at 7 p.m.

Though the city was officially born in 1958, Mounds View history starts well before that date. According to the the city’s website, the township of Mounds View was created 100 years before, on the same day Minnesota became a state in 1858. 

There will also be a booth with artifacts, old maps and pictures from throughout Mounds View’s history, said 60th anniversary committee president Nancy Bulmer.

There is also plenty to celebrate about Mounds View’s present and future at the Festival in the Park — for a full rundown of what’s happening at the annual community celebration go to pages 6 and 7.

“I’m very proud of living in a community and serving in a community were the people work together,” said Mueller. “I feel Mounds View is a great city, a great hometown.”

 

— Solomon Gustavo

 



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