Couple of Celebrities Visit Monticello Last Weekend

Former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was spotted in Monticello late Friday night.

Sanders was in Cedar Rapids earlier that night for a rally organized by a group who is calling for the repeal of the federal tax cuts that were passed in December.

As they headed to Wisconsin for their next stop, Sanders and three of his staff “googled” places to eat and The Jitney Wine Bar popped up… so they stopped in to the Jitney for a late night dinner around 10 o’clock.

And Sanders wasn’t the only celebrity Monticello hosted last weekend… Henry Winkler, who played “The Fonz” on Happy Days, was at the Rod & Custom Car Show at the Monticello Berndes Center, with many getting a chance to snap a photo with the famous TV actor.

A couple of local residents were winners in that car show… Andy Fangman of Manchester won first place in the Competition category with his 1993 Ford Mustang, Dennis Oberreuter of Central City won Best Display with his 1968 Chevy station wagon and Tom Krause of Central City took fourth in the Rod category with his 1931 Ford sedan delivery.

(photos courtesy of Kim Brooks and Rod & Custom Car Show Facebook page)