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Celebrate Woodruff's 50th Anniversary
of the "Million Penny Parade" on Memorial Weekend.

In the early 1950's a country doctor named Dr. Kate Newcomb, who cared for sich and injured peopl all across the northwoods of Wisconsin, dreamed of having a hospital. This dream became a reality as a result of a penny drive, initiated by area school children who wanted to see what a million looked like.. They initiated a fund-raiser for pennies, and Dr. Kate's appearance on the "This is Your Life" show with Ralph Edwards, sealed the deal with pennies flooding into Woodruff from around the world to build the hospital. The penny drive has begun anew this year and the 50th anniversary of the original "Million Penny Parade" will be celebrated on May 24, 2003 with:
  • a re-enactment of the "Million Penny Parade"
  • an Arts & Craft Show and Sale
  • Musical Entertainment throughout the day and evening
  • A Classic Antique Car Show
  • food and Refreshments
  • Activities for Kids of All Ages
  • Sunday Memorial Service in Boulder Juntion
  • 5K Million Penny-Run


  • Mark your calendars now to attend Woodruff's celebration of our history and heritage. For more information call the Woodruff Town Office at (715) 356-9421, the Minocqua-Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Area Chamber of Commerce at 800-44-NORTH or visit the chamber website

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