Hanover Historical Society annual meeting held

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Hanover Historical Society held its annual meeting Sunday and reflected on the year's activities and finances.

President Vernon Winterhof called 2010 "a good year."

The spring work began with work on the blacksmith shop. Alta High School seniors again helped at Honover and did "major cleanup" of the store, feed shed, barn, machine shed and the second house.

The Alta first graders visited Hanover in May, an annual trip for this age group. "They are always full of questions and wide-eyed as they learn of the past." The summer months found the Hanover float in several parades.August was a busy month and included the annual tractor ride - which brought out some 50 participants. This is always a good fund raiser for the society. The ladies of the group prepared and served lunch at Larsen Lake at the event.

The annual festival was Aug. 28. The morning of the event brought a great deal of rain and there was discussion on whether the event may have to be cancelled. Fortunately, the rain soaked in and the crowd came out for, once again, a great deal of fun, music and food.

The Hanover Historical Society has a Face Book that everyone is invited to check out and become friends with. Board members are (pictured) Front - Lois Sievert, secretary Sandra Kuhn, Kristin Watts, Delores Clymens, Lois Radke. Middle - president Vernon Winterhof, Virdene Otto, Max Taber, treasurer Mardi Letzring, Marilyn Hinkeldey. Back - Dick Schmidt, Gene Suhr, Arlin Hinkeldey, Mike Radke, vice president Tom Letzring.

Plan to attend the 2012 Hanover Festival Aug. 29.