As the Westby Syttende Mai committee prepares for the festival's 50th Anniversary in 2018, they are in the process of creating a history book covering the first 50 years of the community celebration.

To accomplish this monumental task the committee is in need of your help. If you or a family member have old photos, memorabilia or articles from past Syttende Mai celebrations, please contact Betty Stoleson at 634-4193 or Angie Hornby at 608-606-3167. They are collecting what people no longer want or will copy and return items borrowed for the book.

The committee is also in search of addresses for former Syttende Mai royalty for a planned royalty reunion to be held next May during the 50th Syttende Mai celebration.

Please take a few minutes to help make the 2018 Westby Syttende Mai celebration the best one ever.