Jefferson held its annual birthday party over five days, July 7-11.

Kids events included face painting, smile contest, above left, bouncy houses, carnival games with prizes, movie night, fireworks and, of course, a parade with lots of candy, even though a rainstorm tried to stop it.

The Days of ’59 Committee served up a hog roast/hot dog feed, Knights of Columbus had pancakes and Jefferson Fire and Rescue put on a chicken feed, above right.

Events for adults included axe throwing, kickball game, softball tournament, Sue Lulf Memorial Run and the Greg Gagner Memorial Car Show. Results for those two events will be in next week’s paper.