50 years strong—and getting stronger
In 2013, Middleton celebrates 50 years of cityhood. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the strength of the community. Over the past 50 years, the City of Middleton has made extensive improvements, becoming widely recognized as one of the best places to live in all of America. The hard work and accomplishments of many people have helped to build a community that everyone can be proud of – and 2013 is a time to celebrate! Throughout the year, the City of Middleton will be holding special events commemorating five decades of being the Good Neighbor City.
Looking for great photos of Middleton from the past 50 years?
Check out our photo board on Pinterest!
Lend a hand!
If you’re interested in helping with 50th Anniversary events or committees, please contact Val Steel at email@example.com.
“Out of the Shell” Sculpture: Help the Middleton Public Arts Committee with their 50-year anniversary gift to the City!
The Middleton Public Arts Committee is commissioning an entryway sculpture for the Parmenter Street roundabout. Beverly Stucker-Precious, a nationally-known artist, has been selected for her sculpture proposal “Out of the Shell.” The sculpture celebrates new beginnings and is evocative of a nest tucked into native prairie grass. The Arts Committee needs your help to fundraise for the project! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made out to the City of Middleton and sent to: Middleton City Hall, Attn: Abby Attoun, 7426 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562. Contact Abby Attoun, Assistant Director of Community Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 821.8343 for more information.
Middleton Times-Tribune Essay Contest
Check out this great essay by Brian Root, featured in the Middleton Times-Tribune’s special edition celebrating Middleton’s 50 years as a city.
Middleton Keepsake Ornaments
For many, keepsakes serve as tangible reminders of a significant place or event. Middleton resident, Brad Wipperfurth, runs a hobby business that manufactures blown-glass ornaments – with the first being produced in 2003. The ornaments have varied from significant places in his home away from home in Iowa to an ornament for his hometown of Waunakee and most recently two Middleton inspired ornaments.
One of the ornament designs depicts the City of Middleton emblem, while another reflects a Middleton Cardinals football helmet. As with all his ornaments, Wipperfurth creates the design and color scheme. The glass ornaments are then blown and hand painted in Poland.
Like other keepsakes, these unique ornaments can be enjoyed from year to year and eventually passed down from generation to generation, and the memories they hold can be shared with others. A great way to celebrate Middleton’s first 50 years, along with other major milestones to come.The ornaments are available by going to the website, wipperwillow.com.