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Thank you to all the sponsors: Auto Image: Amy Hamilton, Jaque Realtors; Anna R. Pipp Foundation; Barbed Wire CafĂ©;
Bennett Family Agency; Cathy Green Pottery; Clearwater Financial; Comfort Inn; Commonwealth Financial ;  Hart's Jewelry; Michigan Pallet; Plainwell First United Methodist Church; Plainwell Kayak Company;  Sandy Stamm, Local Historian; Stout's Gear; WAKV, am 980;

Paper Making with the Kalamazoo Book Arts
Participate in making your own paper, similar to the way the Plainwell Paper Mill made paper back in the 1800's. The Plainwell Paper Mill was started in 1872 and was the principal industry of the town. Interact and listen to a few of the former employees talk about their experience at the Plainwell Paper Mill.

Tuesday, May 28
Presentation by President Ulysses S Grant 6 p.m. in Fannie Pell Park

Plainwell Days Festival
Saturday, June 15
dress in your best period costumes for the day. Participate in good ole' fashion fun such as:
Period Fashion Show - registration information coming soon!
Unveiling of the original Stage couch that ran from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids
Quilt Raffle

Sunday, June 16 - Family Day
Good Ole' fashioned games in Fannie Pell Park
Father/Child Pie Eating Contest 

Historic Walking Tour
August - date and time TBA 

Vintage Baseball Game / Ice Cream Social
Saturday, Sept. 21 -
time TBA
The Kalamazoo Continentals vs Plainwell Celebrity Team

Cemetery Walk
October 12 & 13

Self guided tours on Saturday, Oct. 12 and guided tours on Sunday, 13th stay tuned for more details
Historic Home and Business Tour

October 19  3-5:30 p.m.
Stay tune for more details.

Updates will be posted as dates and times are secured.