The Weekly Highlights 05/26/14 – 05/30/14
Happy Weekend, Tioga County! It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
This weekend, Tioga County will be hosting the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally. This unique racing event takes place every year and brings in drivers and spectators from all over the world.
With the race quickly approaching, Home Page found the opportunity to meet with a couple of our local drivers. Charles Tameris and Tony Zanni of Twisted Nut Racing gave us an inside look at their car, their goal for this year’s competition, and thank-you’s to their sponsors. Driver Tony Esposito also joined us for an interview, along with his Co-Driver, Philip Barnes and Crew Chief, Jim Watkins.
Wellsboro honored veterans, fallen soldiers and their families with a Memorial Day parade and remembrance service at the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Hundreds of members of the community came out and showed their support for local veterans. The parade began at the green and proceeded to the cemetery. The Wellsboro High School Marching Band showed their support by performing patriotic songs in the parade and at the remembrance service. The Boy Scouts of America and the Legion baseball team also walked to show their support. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association participated in the parade and service by living out their motto of “vets helping vets.”
Captain Frank Yungwirth spoke in honor of fallen soldiers and our nation’s history. He shared memories and talked about the importance of supporting and encouraging our veterans and their families.
Last weekend, Wellsboro Home Page had the opportunity to attend and capture the 137th Wellsboro High School Alumni Banquet. Many of the past graduating classes reminisced together about the memories that were made when they were in high school. The banquet began when Robert Blair, WHS Association President, welcomed the attendees to the reunion.
It was also a time to enjoy a wonderful meal provided by Harland’s Family Style Restaurant. The Alumni Association awarded three graduating seniors with $1,000.00 scholarships – Julia Waters, Rachelle Boyd, and Clarissa Hawk.
The night ended with the singing of the Alma Mater. This reunion was a great way for the past alumni to come together and celebrate and encourage the graduating class to appreciate their high school years. Everyone had a great time – it was truly a night to remember!
The Canyon Pilots Association, with help from the Canyon Country Ultralight Club – USUA Club 203, held the annual Memorial Day Fly-In Breakfast this past Sunday. For three hours the Wellsboro Johnston Airport was the busiest airport in Pennsylvania, with 65 airplanes on the ground. Over 100 different planes flew in for the event. Pilots visited from all over Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. An estimated number of 1,200 people were served a large breakfast of pancakes, ham and eggs.
The Wellsboro Police Department has partnered with Peggy’s Candies in order to promote their new STING program in the community. In order to keep school a fun, safe and positive environment, students are encouraged to remember STING: a guide to a positive school environment. Children who are caught around town by local police doing the right thing will receive a ticket for free ice cream. This program applies to any child with exemplary behavior, both visitors and residents.
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