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Turner Hall seeks memories
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MONROE - Turner Hall, believed to be the only still-standing, still-operating Swiss Turner Hall remaining in the United States, will be celebrating 150 years as a community resource for Monroe and Green County. A time for drinks and mingling will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 28, with a special anniversary banquet at 6 p.m.

Turner Hall will join with the Monroe Theatre Guild to present this gala celebration of Turner Hall's history since its founding in 1868. The 150-year story will be told through a variety of theatrical vignettes, songs and photos interspersed between a sit-down dinner of several delectable courses.

In preparation for this tribute, Turner Hall would like to hear from anyone in the community or places afar willing to share their meaningful memories connected to Turner Hall.

Examples of these memories could include anyone who met their spouses there; enjoyed dates, balls, dances or attended events with special friends; those who were married at Turner Hall; anyone who trained or participated or competed in gymnastics or any number of sports or athletic activities; celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or reunions; sang or performed in musical groups; watched bands or other variety acts perform; participated in fundraisers or other charitable causes; attended celebrity speeches; engaged in military functions; and any other unique memories and recollections of Turner Hall that add to and enrich the story of this long-standing community institution. Some of these memories may be included in the anniversary celebration.

Any recollections will be welcomed, and can be emailed to or mailed personally to Sue Buetzer, W8891 Smock Valley Road, Browntown, WI 53522. Include contact information for possible follow-up questions.