Did you know that Wasilla turns 100 years old in 2017?
There are many opportunities throughout the year to help celebrate the city of Wasilla’s hundredth birthday.
In January there was a kick off celebration for the centennial that included the Centennial Ball, a family skate and also a bake off. The calendar continues below:
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Fat Tire Bike Ride
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Wasilla Woof – a local dog photo competition
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Mayor’s Superhero Race
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Wasilla Centennial 4th of July Parade and Mayor’s Picnic
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – Stuff the Centennial School House with United Way of Mat-Su
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Centennial themed Old Town Autumn Fest with the burying of the Time Capsule
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Centennial themed 30th Annual Wasilla Community Christmas Celebration
Wasilla has certainly grown and changed since Jacque moved to town in 1982! We had one stop light, one place to shop for clothes (who remembers Hammakers) and many, many pothole filled dirt roads. We had a general delivery post office where no one needed an address other than ‘general delivery, Wasilla’ and we would simply show up and say our names to get our mail! We did have two grocery stores, a KFC and a Shakeys pizza but that was about it. We road 3 wheelers, went on hikes, walked amongst the moose to get to a school bus stop, and actually played in the woods. Life was quite a bit different than it is today!