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Society Hosts Annual Picnic
Clifford Contest Winners
Grant Award For Harford Fair
Turnpike Senior Center Update

Society Hosts Annual Picnic

The July meeting of the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society was a picnic held at the summer home of Bud and Elaine Kaiser on Potter Hill Road.

Carl Tanner on the mandolin, and Shirley Beavan on the organ played sing-along music, and Bob and Carol Elliott provided door prizes for the 27 people who attended.

Bud Kaiser will give a talk on the history of bicycles at the August 17 meeting, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Boro building.

The Historical Society has 92 members, 31 of which are lifetime members. The membership represents a large portion of the Northeastern United States as well as Florida, Texas, and California.

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Clifford Contest Winners

The Clifford Township Historical Society's “Just for Fun” contests on Sunday afternoon, July 2 turned out to be just that – a lot of fun!

Nine ribbons were awarded to our fuzzy friends in the beard growing contest (pictured above). John Knighton coordinated the contest, and Ellie Defazio and Pete Marcho served as judges.The following ribbons for best look-a-like beards were awarded:

Gabby Hays – Frank Paasche and Bill Williams, a two-way tie.

Abe Lincoln – Dave Peck.

Earnest Hemingway – Phil McHugh, Chris Kutch and Richard Clark – a three-way tie!

SantaClaus – Lee McGurrin and Bill Congdon-another tie!!

And ribbon for Most Original went to resident “pioneer,” Ed McMullen.

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Grant Award For Harford Fair

HARRISBURG – Reps. Sandra Major and Tina Pickett announced that the Harford Fair in Susquehanna County will receive a $6,975 state grant for paving projects throughout the grounds.

The grant will be used to apply permanent asphalt pavement to entrance areas, walkways and commercial vending areas. The 2006 fair is scheduled for August 20-26.

The award was one of 63 Capital Improvement Grants made by Pennsylvania’s Fair Advisory Board and is part of a $4 million commitment from the state to improve community and county fairs.

In 2005, the Harford fair attracted 75,176 people.

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Turnpike Senior Center Update

Greetings from Turnpike Terrace for June and July.

June: Everyone is home from the hospital. Hope they are all feeling better. We had preschoolers here for a lot of good singing. They were so cute and very friendly afterwards.

All our trees got trimmed around here.

We had a fellow from Lourdes Hospital visit us to talk about different health items we may need, like oxygen appliances, walkers and so on. It was helpful and interesting. You never know when you may need them.

We had a tenants’ covered dish on a Sunday. We had a good crowd and we have a lot of good cooks up here.

July: Well, I went to Vermont for two weeks to visit relatives and saw on TV about the flooding. We saw a lot of it on the way home, starting about Sidney, NY. The water lines on trees and houses, and so  many fields washed out. It was so scary to look at. We thank the folks that brought water for all of us at the Terrace.

We had the Watson Hill Bible Church here for a concert. Also, we had the Hobbs family from Lanesboro, Robin, Frank, Isaac and Rachel for a concert. We had a house full and refreshments were served after. Thank you, for both concerts. We really enjoy them.

We had a bake sale and Chinese auction and had a lot of fun.

We have line dancing on Tuesdays at 1:00.

We go to ceramics every other Wednesday.

We still have our bingo and domino games going.

We got all our parking lots done and the new door locks. Been busy up here this year.

We have a lot of visitors’ parking in front of the Terrace, if anyone wants to come for line dancing, bingo or dominoes. Come join us.

We had a loss this month at the Senior Center. Marcene Phillips, one of our center volunteers, passed away. Marcene was a caring and dedicated woman who exemplified volunteering. She was always there to help when an extra hand or a dozen cookies was needed. We miss her very much.

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