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June 10, 2014

Old Timers Day will now include families, new date

NEW CASTLE — Old Timers Day will see a change of date and format this year as organization of the event changes hands.

This year’s Old Timers Day is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Cascade Park ballroom.

The free event falls on a Sunday this year. Participants and their families — including multiple generations — are welcome, said event chairwoman Julie DiLullo, a deputy in the  Lawrence County treasurer’s office.

By making changes to attract families, “We’re going back to the original concept of 1907, when it was a family picnic,” DiLullo said. The changes also will give more exposure to the beauty of Cascade Park.

This is the 108th year for Old Timers Day.

DiLullo is seeking donations from local businesses, foundations and private citizens to help fund the communitywide event.

The program will include entertainment by the Silver Sneakers from the Y, the Options on Aging dance line, an old-fashioned sing-along led by Dr. Anthony Geramita; and a dance band. Prizes will include gift baskets, table decorations and trophies.

Lawrence County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Helen I. Morgan, who has chaired the event for the past few years, has handed the planning over to DiLullo, who is assisted by treasurer’s office intern Amy Stapleton, a student at the Erie Business Center, majoring in business management.

DiLullo said the event was moved to September so senior citizens could avoid going out in the summer heat.

For more information contact DiLullo or Stapleton at (724) 656-2182, or stop to visit at the treasurer’s office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

 

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