From Our Files – The New Era 25/50 Years Ago – August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019
Aug. 14, 1969
A thousand balloons, each with a certificate inside good for free merchandise from area merchants, are scheduled for release over Sweet Home next week.
The “Bonus Balloon Bonanza” is a Chamber of Commerce Retail Trades Committee idea to attract area shoppers downtown for back-to-school shopping.
In conjunction with the project, the Sweet Home Police Association will hold a barbecue later that evening in Sankey Park. Organizers hope to make the barbecue an annual affair.
The long-awaited foundation of a 150,000 square-foot, $25,000 dry kiln is beginning to take shape at...