A committee in charged of organizing a celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Peace Monument on the Adams County Courthouse square met on Wednesday. According to Dave Meyer, head of the county's maintenance department, the monument is the first of its kind in the nation.
As the initial dedication of the monument was a big deal in Decatur in 1913, the committee wishes to make its 100th anniversary something people will be talking about 100 years from now. The anniversary date is October 30, so the committee is tentatively planning for the weekend before or after that date.
The committee is headed by Louise Wolpert, supervisor of Adult Services at the library, and the newly-appointed Adams County Historian.
Other members include Mayor John Schultz; Commissioner Chairman Doug Bauman; Meyer; Max Miller, a trustee of the Adams County Historical Society Museum; Sandy Canales; former judge Fred Schurger; Adams County Veterans Service Officer Fritz Bultemeyer; and Carl Stevens, a veteran and member of the American Legion.
The committee hopes to add members from Geneva, Berne, and Monroe, as well as a representative from Tri Kappa Sorority.
The committee will meet again at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 25, at the library.