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Sun and Fun for Wiley Hay Days, 2017

 

Mr. Semmens, a Worthy Lion

Mr. Semmens, a Worthy Lion

Spring was in full swing this past Saturday morning, June 3rd for the annual Wiley Hay Days celebration.  There were sunny skies, warm winds and just enough shade along Main Street for everyone to pick out a good spot to watch the 10am parade which featured Robert and Margaret Porterfield, this year’s royalty, as well as Gid Semmens, the oldest charter member of the area Lion’s Club, at 90 years.

The Porterfields Walk Along the Parade Route

The Porterfields Walk Along the Parade Route

Vendors lined both side of the streets, anchored on the west side by the rock climbing wall that enticed a lot of area youngsters to give it a try. Burritos, candy, homemade jewelry and crafts were also offered under the Main Street tents.

The Vendors Found a Shady Spot

The Vendors Found a Shady Spot

In the background that morning, Lions members were busy preparing the tradional Sloppy Joes luncheon for the afternoon serving. Another post-meal treat was the annual ice-cream social, just up the road at the Methodist Church.

Ready-Aim-Spray!!

Ready-Aim-Spray!!

The afternoon activities included turtle racing, a ping-pong ball drop, the Fireman’s Feed BBQ and a night time dance in the park featuring the music of Freddy Darnell’s Country Gold Band.

 

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