The Lester family participates in the sesquicentennial (150-year) celebration of Monroe’s incorporation. Shown in this 1973 photo are Keith and Phyllis Lester with their children Michael, Melissa and Melanie, standing near stocks and pillory (wooden punishment devices) made by Masuk High School wood shop classes.
The late Phyllis Lester taught home economics for decades at Chalk Hill Middle School, and made the costumes being worn by her family. Monroe was founded in 1823, and will mark its bicentennial in 10 years.
(Photo courtesy of Monroe Historical Society)