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Olde Home Day 2007
   
Olde Home Day began early for the community merchants and vendors. Well before the first visitors arrived displays and tents were being set up.

 

 

The Day's activities kicked off with the dedication and ribbon cutting at the Interlaken Memorial Garden.

   
Yearly favorites and new musical groups kept the air humming with music, while young and old tapped their feet to the beat.
 

 

Main Street was lined with vendors selling their wares from A to Z. There were many new additions this year, one is shown here. Children could have their picture taken with a very friendly donkey.
   
       The Seneca County Dairy Ambassador and the Dairy Princess were on hand to share information. Luke, a Belgium work horse was able to watch the activities of the day from the front lawn of the Farmers' Museum. For many years in the past Luke, with his partner Lady pulled a carriage in the parade. Luke was a favorite with many people.
   
(Left) Members of the Greyhound Rescue Group brought a number of dogs and were available to answer questions about the Rescue program.

Marjorie Dobbin, arrived from Florida to visit old friends and sign copies of her book In the Shadow of Pickle Peak.

   
Perennial favorites were on hand: the Green Thumb Garden Club with plants, the Library book sale, food from a number of vendors and the basketball hoop in the middle of the street.  
Two floats added a touch of history to the parade. Telephone operators Ginny Boyes and Betsey VanBenschoten rode on the Interlaken Historical Society Float with its switch board and hand cranked telephone. Interlaken Grange #160 brought back memories of businesses and buildings along Main Street in the 1950s and 1960s.

As the afternoon wound down Jim Bovard provided entertainment while the South Seneca Bands and choirs were organizing. The always popular Drum line closed out the afternoon's Main Stage performances.

The day closed with the goods and services auction and a community sock hop in the bank parking lot.

Special thanks go to the Village of Interlaken and its departments for their support of the Interlaken Community Action Group, and all of the vendors who joined us for the day.

Mark your calendar now for Olde Home Day 2008, June 14, 2008.

   

 

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