Thursday, June 10, 2010

Johnstown BBQ Day June 5, 2010

Small town celebrations! We have enjoyed/participated in Johnstown BBQ Days since we moved here in 1989. Early in the morning the first Saturday of June 1990 we were scared to death when we woke to fire engines going up and down every street with their sirens blaring and megaphones shouting "Get out of bed!" We didn't know the firemen wanted everyone to be at the fire station for breakfast; we just thought the town was on fire!! Nowadays, Johnstown has grown so much that our area of town does not get the continuous supply of sirens it used to. We can actually turn over and go back to sleep. All the years Randy and Tim were teenagers, they got up and went to the fire station to eat breakfast. Rowen has gone a few times, but I have never gone. But we don't sleep in on BBQ Day. There is always a cause to be involved in. Some years we have walked the parade in support of various candidates, but in the last 12 years or so, some in our family have either helped with the museum activities or parade entry or the parade organization itself. Randy and Tim used to love helping with the parade, and wearing STAFF shirts!
This year, Jeffrey drove the ACE float in the parade, and Rowen and I helped staff the Parish House Museum. Emily walked in the parade with other historical volunteers, and Beth and Jason took pictures.

Nicole Hinkle, Emily pulling the wagon with LeighAnna Kaus and Ethan Hinkle, Phoebe Hinkle walking along behind.

Historical Parade Walkers: Suzanne Kloberdanz, Quinten Kaus, Kelly Kaus, Phoebe Hinkle, Nicole Hinkle, Ethan Hinkle, Emily Albertson, LeighAnna Kaus

Ethan Hinkle and LeighAnna Kaus in sepia~

Nicole Hinkle and Kelly Kaus

Kelly Kaus, Janet, Suzanne Kloberdanz

Emily holding LeighAnna Kaus

Ethan Hinkle looking cute and old fashioned!

There were booths in the park all afternoon, free tours at the Museum, duck races on the irrigation canal, a play at the high school, and the fireworks at nightfall. Plenty of stuff to do in Johnstown on BBQ Day!

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