What a perfect weekend for things going on in the County. The weather was super on Saturday for our Old Home Day festivities.
THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped in any way to make our Old Home Day a success. Whatever you did, no matter how big or small, it was so much appreciated. I can’t name names as I’ll surely forget someone. Just Thank You!
Everything went smoothly and I think all had a good time. They enjoyed the variety of foods;had fun with the games; the kids liked to sit on the pillow at the dunk tank and if someone was lucky to trip the trigger, down they went into the water. Many had good luck with Bingo and the Rip-Off tickets. AM Flashback (Don Cicero) was our DJ from 5 to 9 p.m. Madam Lopezina did a great job again with her fortune telling expertise. The basket raffle was a huge success and the 50/50 drawing gave those who won some extra money. And….we couldn’t have done it without you, the public, who were here to support us for the day. Hopefully, another good day next year.
Next event — Saturday, August 19th, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Lopez Flea Market at the pond by Nessie. Anyone is welcome to come and set up. Hope to see you there.
Next Civic meeting will be on Wednesday, August 16th, 6 p.m. at the Pavilion.
Tent City was alive with so many campers for the weekend as they all gather for their annual reunion. They also enjoyed Old Home Day. Fireworks from down there were enjoyed by those who watched from the Pavilion.
Sr. Ella Mae McDonald was in town from NJ and attended Old Home Day She enjoyed Bingo and visiting. I missed her but she stopped at the Civic booth and told them to be sure to tell me she was here. “I want my name in the paper”. So, Sr. Ella Mae, I listened and sorry I missed you, but here you are in the paper.
Happy Birthday to Randy Lebo and Mary Lowden, 10th; Kari Spinosa, 11th; Al Kapler and Chase Brumwell, 12th; Linda Beaver, 13th; Dustin Burke, 15th; and Kevin Pequignot, 16th. Have a nice day.
Barbara Bell of Lilac Lane had three close encounters with a large black bear in the last two weeks. On August 2nd, she was walking her dog, Dixie, and thought she saw the bear behind a neighbor’s shed. Turned out to be a man! Let’s just say she’s a bearanoid!!
Scott, Susan and Alex Aharonian, Narvon, along with Marian Hubiak, Baltimore, MD, spent the weekend at their home on Dutch Mountain. They enjoyed Old Home Day while they were here.
Irene (Huray) Pequignot, Linden, spent the weekend at her home here on Church Street. She attended the annual Homza family reunion on Saturday at Connell’s Dam and also spent time at Old Home Day. Sunday she had a family dinner. Visitors for the weekend were Shawn Pequignot; Kevin and Alyssa Pequignot with her great grandkids, Brayson and Ariella; Jennifer Pequignot-Laird; Shawn Buck; Serenity and Alek Laird; Paul and Marge Bednar, Mickey and Karen Bednar; Sophie Bednar. Had a really nice day for visiting with family.
Guess that’s it. enjoy your week. Looks like some storms, but it changes daily so we’ll wait and see. Have news, all me at 570-928-9238; mail me; see me; or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get it in for you. Thanks for reading and I’ll be here next time.
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF HAPPENINGS AT THE LOPEZ OLD HOME DAY 2023: