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   Ashland Stir-Up Days  
 
2015 marks the 67th annual celebration of  Stir-Up Days in Ashland
 
July 25, 26, and 27th are the 2015 scheduled dates for Stir-Up Days
 
The Grand Parade  SAT AM @ 10:00 am on Silver Street
( Historic Route US 6 . . . . since 1911
 
 
 
 
Stir-Up Days  Classic Car Show   SUN July 27th
 
40 + Divisions, Trophies, Dash Plaques, Door Prizes & much, much MORE
[ check-in 8:00 am * Car Show viewing OPEN noon to 3:30 ]
 
Sponsored by Ashland Chamber of Commerce / 'Historic Ashland'
Registration Details @   www.HistoricAshland.com
Exhibitors:  Pre-Registration $10.00  *  Day of Show $15.00
 
See Page 100 in the Car Council Book of E NE - W IA * 2014
sponsored by NAPA Ashland Auto Supply, The Collision Center,
Lee Sapp Ford * Fundraiser for Wounded Warriors by MATCO Tools
 
Also see Pages 146 & 147 of the Car Council Book
sponsored by Ashland Historical Society and the Route 6 Tourist Association
 
Please "stay-tuned" for UPDATES and more event schedules
 
 

2014 Ashland Stir-Up Days
 
 

2013 Ashland Stir-Up Days
 
 
  
2013 Stir-Up King Pastor Steve Herman and Queen Mary Ziegenbein
 
Stir-Up Days 65th annual celebration - 2013 

    2012 Ashland Stir-Up Days
   
 2012 Stir-Up King Ron Lutz and Queen Marie (Squire) Groenjes
  Stir-Up Days 64th annual celebration - 2012
 
 
 
< photo at left, courtesy of the Ashland Gazette, from a previous Grand Parade
 
 
 
The paper was begun in 1879, is the oldest
continually operated business in Ashland
 
Link to our >    ASHLAND GAZETTE history page
 
 
 
 
and the "Historic Ashland" website
 
 
 
 
SOME GLIMPSES OF THE HISTORIC PAST . . .
 
STIR - UP ROYALTY
It all began in 1948 . . Coronations, Celebrations . . FUN !
 
Shirley (Raikes) Hemke was Queen & Dr. Oscar Ziegenbein was King
 
 
 
 
  2012 Stir-Up Days Royalty
 
 " CORONATION: Ron Lutz and Marie Groenjes were crowned king and queen of Stir-Up on Friday Night. (July 27 2012)
The annual event was organized by the Ashland Junior Woman's Club and featured youth from the community.
Entertainment provided by First Position Dance Studio."
with grateful acknowledgement to Suzi Nelson & the Ashland Gazette for photo and caption
 
 
Photos of King Ron and Queen Marie with their familes, above, with grateful acknowledgement to the families
 
 
King Ron with Granddaughter Naomi and Queen Marie with her beautiful flowers on Squire Hill
 
THE GRAND PARADE - Stir-Up Days 2012 - 64 years young and still going strong
 
 
" PARADE WINNER: The float by Bittersweet Bakery won first place in the Commercial category during the Grand Parade. "
with grateful acknowledgement to Suzi Nelson & the Ashland Gazette for photo and caption
 
" PIECE OF HISTORY: A remnant from the World Trade Center that was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks rode through the Ashland Stir-Up Grand Parade Saturday morning.
The steel girder belongs to the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department, who brought it to Stir-Up at the request of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department.
It was taken to the Ashland fire hall after the parade and exhibited during the fire and rescue departments’ open house/barbecue luncheon."
with grateful acknowledgement to Teresa Livers & the Ashland Gazette for the photo & the caption
2011 Stir-Up Days Royalty
Nancy Maack & Earl West, 2011 Queen & King of Stir-Up Days 
 
 
 2010 Stir-Up Days Royalty
Claude Hurst & Elsie Martin, 2010 King & Queen of Stir - Up Days
   
Coronation of the 2010 Royalty - right, 2009 & 2010 Royalty together
 
2009 Stir-Up Days Royalty 
Marge Anderson & Gary DeFoil, 2009 Queen & King of Stir-Up Days
 
     
Coronation photos & Queen Marge with Miss Nebraska
Royalty being congratulated by former 1948 Queen Shirley (Raikes) Hemke (left)
 
2010 Ashland Stir - Up Days GRAND PARADE pictures
 
King Claude & Queen Elsie 2010 in the Grand Parade
Bill Sapp and his Red "M" in the Grand Parade
featured on the JULY 2010 cover of  Discover Magazine
 
2010 Ashland Stir-Up Days GRAND PARADE pictures
^ BEST FLOAT 2010 ^
 
STIR-UP - 2010
 
 
 
     
   
 
   
 
grateful acknowledgement of parade & other photos to The Ashland Gazette
Stir-Up Days 2010 recap above