Was another really nice weekend. Was good for the activities going on in the County. Hope this nice weather stays around for a while yet.
Some folks who were here for Old Home Days last weekend included Scott, Susan and Adam Aaharonian; Marian Hubiak; Joe Caccia and his brother, Jack; many of the Neufer families; Sharon Brittain and her family; Linda Frey and her husband; Alex, Ginny, Cindy and Mike Stavisky; Puzo family off-spring; Bob, Jr. and Tyler McGuire; Lola Mattie; Michael and Georgia Martin and their friend, Roxie; Michael Reese. “Tent City” was fullest this year with family and friends here to enjoy some time off from home. And, it does look like a small city with the campers, tents, vehicles, kids, adults and animals. I know there were many more, but these I talked with during the day. Hopefully, everyone had a good time and will be back next year for better yet two day celebration.
The 50 year 4-H Rocketry launch was held on Saturday and went off without a hitch. Weather was perfect for the launch, held at the Harvey Vough farm. Leader, Bob McGuire started off the launch with a rocket he built 50 years ago. Well, he can’t use it in the next 50 years as it went skyward, came down, and wasn’t found. It’s in the cornfield somewhere. The kids in the club launched their rockets and all were found and a lot of them came down close to the launch site. Some of these kids are really young and did they do a good job. They were so excited to be able to launch a second time. One rocket had a newt in it as a payload and was recovered all good. Alumni member, Brian McGuire, painted his rockets gold for the occasion. He launched one and it must have gone 1800 feet. Finally came down, but seemed like it drifted about a mile. I think it was Clint Higley who walked and walked the field and found it across the road. These rockets were launched in the field where corn is also grown, and some were found in the corn field. Jacob Williams, along with his rocket, also had a “Bob” rocket which was launched, went quite high and lost his head on touch-down. Alumnis Jesse Irwin and Bob McGuire also launched their rockets. Jesse’s father, Mr. Irwin was not a club member, but built a rocket and launched that. The one girl in the club, Elise, did a good job with her rocket and had successful launches and recoveries. Three girls were in the club this year and all did great. Everyone had such a good time and look forward to another 4-H Rocketry Club next year, if the “fearless leader” is still able to lead.
Sympathy from the community to the family and friends of Andy Work, who passed away on Saturday. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, the 28th, at St. Basil’s Church with Rev. Richard Rojas, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Read the full obituary on www.homerfuneralhome.com. Andy was a pleasant man, friendly and he will be missed.
Mark your calendar. Jean Foust, Colley Twp. tax collector, will be at the Township Building in Lopez on August 22nd, 9 a.m. to Noon and also on August 29th, 3-6 p.m., if you want to pay your taxes. You can also mail them to her at the address on the tax bill. She will also be at the Colley Building in Colley on August 30th, 9 a.m. to Noon.
There are still activities going on around the County, so keep an eye on the Sully to find out details.
St. Vladimir’s Church has pierogies for sale. To order, call 570-928-1099.
HINT: “No more mosquitoes if you place a dryer sheet in your pocket; it keeps them away.”
Don’t forget, Flea Market coming up on Saturday, September 2nd, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pavilion. Table space available. Something for everyone, I’m sure.
I know I’m forgetting lots of news, but my brain isn’t working at the moment, so guess that’s it for now.
Enjoy your week; I hear it’s to be pretty nice. Have news, please give me a call at 570-928-9238; mail me; see me; or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get it in for you. Thanks for reading and I’ll be here next time.
SOME SCENES AT OLD HOME DAYS 2017