Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pioneer Days

July is the time for us not only to celebrate our Independence from England but to
 celebrate the beginning of our little village.  
July Fourth weekend is Pioneer Days, 
A Celebration of Greenhills, Its Founders, Its Citizens,
 Its Community, and Its Business. 


Overview of  Pioneer Days 2013

The Pioneer Days Commitee went all out to showcase all the best of our little community in
celebration of our 75th year.

Sadly, our weather was not agreeable at all this year, or most of the summer so far. 
The turn out of booths and food was minimal, and a band played. I did not see a listing for 
entertainment so I don't know who they were.
At least this year we had a larger offering of rides, we had five.  This year we had  a super roller coaster, kiddie train, twirling octopus, and swings, something for all ages.  We even had a couple midway-style games.
Fly Copters for the Kids

Take a ride on the Octopus
 Food was available from American Legion Post 530. A long-standing community tradition, the Legion  hosts the Brats, Hot Dogs and Burgers Booth every year.

Post 530 American Legion 
Jim Dandy's Family BBQ had some wonderful BBQ to eat. A large tent was provide for dining and for the rain. Where there is food, there is drink and they had that too.

Jim Dandy's Family BBQ,
The 75th T-shirts and Drinks booths.
This was the first time you could get your 75th Anniversary T-shirt from the Beautification Committee. If you missed out on getting your shirt there, just visit the Village website or Post Office for a order form.
Two additional booths rounded out the Greenhills Village Community offerings. One was "You are not Alone, a Voice for the Innocent," a community support group for rape and sexual abuse victims. There was also a supervised area for the little kids to have a place to sit and play.
I saw no signs above the tents so I am not sure what really was offered, whothe groups were, and if anybody was doing any type of donations for community clubs.

You Are Not Alone booth, and children's play area
Saturday was the big 5K run and our parade. The 5K went on, but the parade was cancelled due to rain. 

Greenhills has its own book now, and the Historical Society had a sale and signing of the book by the authors. If you missed out on getting a copy, you can call the Historical Society, I am sure they will gladly sell you a copy.

With the bar set so high, let's try to top this event next year.

See you next year.
Remember folks, this is Your Village, Your Celebration.
Volunteer and make 2014 even better.


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