Left: Dr. Manivald Harm and family
Dr. Manivald Harm was honored at this years Mack-Ca-Fest in Mackinaw by the Mackinaw Area Historical Society with a plaque being presented by President Karan Parmele.
Dr. Harm's three sons also attended the interview and presentation. Mike if from the Boston area, Tom is from Minnesota, and Eric is from Florida.
Dr. Harm came from Estonia with his wife Melosina and eldest son Mike, and moved to Mackinaw in 1955.
Dr. Harm was honored with the plaque for his outstanding and dedicated service to the Village of Mackinaw, and surrounding communities.
Left: Plaque presented to Dr. Manivald Harm.
During his time in Mackinaw and surrounding communities, Dr. Harm delivered many babies, many of whom attended the presentation.
Dr. Harm is still lives in the Mackinaw area still living on his 7 acre home site and is active with the Mackinaw Lions Club, and American Legion, and Young at Heart.
Also included in the festivities was a portrayal of Dr. William O. Powell, by Bruce Walcott. The portrayal told of his background and coming to Mackinaw in the late 1800's. He purchased a drugstore. Dr. Powell was known to be one of the best surgeons in Central Illinois. He was an artist in both China and oil painting and took pride in making and having talents in both theater and was a fine vocalist.
Right: Bruce Walcott portrays Dr. William O. Powell during Mack-Ca-Fest farm days, presented by the Mackinaw Area Historical Society.
He was also well known for his participation in the "Mackinaw Fairs". He was President of the Electric Light Co. Dr. Powell was also the physician for both the Vandalia and Big Four Railroads. He died of a heart attack on January 23, 1906 while on a hunting trip.
Left: Dr. Harm and his sons ride in the Mack-Ca-Fest Parade.
The afternoon started with a question andinterview of Dr. Harm from Dr. Powell (Portrayed by Bruce Walcott).
Left: Crowds watch as the two Dr.'s talk in the uptown park in Mackinaw during Mack-Ca-Fest.