Gaylord Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Events Throughout the Summer

This year marks 100 years as a city for Gaylord, and despite hard times with the tornado May 20, they’re still looking to celebrate.

In March of 1922, Gaylord went from being a small village to a city when the citizens voted for Gaylord’s incorporation, changing it’s governmental structure. To commemorate the event, the city has planned a number of events this summer, including a parade, an open house at City Hall and creating a time capsule, which people can submit items for during the events.

The beginning of the celebration kicks off May 28 with Strolling Into Summer, a ceremonious opening to summer from the mayor with live music. The celebration ends August 13 with a tour of City Hall.

We know that there’s still a lot of people that are in this period of mourning and just going through damages and everything we did have everything set-up ahead of time, so we decided to move forward with it,” Erika Peters, Human Resources Manager, City of Gaylord, said. “We hope to just bring some positivity to the community for all the hard work that went into the storm clean-up and just everything that the community does for us every day, so we think it’s worth celebrating.”

For a complete schedule of Gaylord’s 100 year anniversary celebration events, click here.