Florence News 10-17-19

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The Florence Bicentennial Committee will have a wrap up meeting at the Florence Church Thursday (tonight) October 19th at 6 p.m. Everyone that helped is invited to come to get any bills paid.

Saturday was a wonderful day when about 300 people met at the Florence firehouse for the 200th birthday party for the town of Florence. Many former residents returned to meet old friends and share old stories. The Diamond Back Band played while everyone visited after a cake contest and a lot of good food. The cake contest was judged by Randy Frye, Denver Coy, Jeremiah Haynes and Donna Hughes. The winners were James Brogan, first prize of $25 and a ribbon, second prize was Vickie Hinman of $15 and a ribbon. The ribbons were made by Nadine Swift. Thanks to all who took part and all the cake ladies that helped.

After the contest the Honor Guard opened the meeting, then Mark Scott spoke about the town of Florence and introduced the honorary Mayor of the Day, Joe Johnson. Joe has lived all his life in Florence with his family and everyone loves Joe. His sister June Bolden came from Cincinnati to celebrate with him and enjoyed all her old friends. Many former residents either sent or brought pictures and stories. Mark Scott displayed them and told some of the happenings. Pat Lanman came and really enjoyed the event. Our Patriot correspondent Kay Cook and the Florence corespondent attended. Randy Frye also brought his wife. We were glad to see everyone. I wish I could name everyone who was there. There was a corn hole contest, but I didn’t get the winners names. They won ribbons and money. Nathan Hughes and the police department and the veterans were applauded for their fine work.

The Florence t-shirts were a big hit and we sold out, but you can order from Rose in Vevay this week only.

The beautiful and unusual wedding of Jeff Peelman and Sara Douglas was in the lovely old barn of Norman Earls. It was decorated nicely and was very nice. The reception was held at the fire house in Vevay. Many friends and family attended. The food was delicious and the fellowship was great.

Bonnie Duckworth’s Pampered Chef pie server disappeared at the Florence party. If anyone got it mixed up in their stuff you can call her or me and just bring it back, thanks.

Margaret Lee Weidmann’s company was Kay O’Neal, Randy, Lorraine and Ryan Brown. Shawn Messmore visited grandma and Lorraine Brown one evening.

Janet Brown had a wonderful day while working at the Florence Bicentennial Saturday. She visited with 21 cousins, 2 nieces, a sister-n-law, a daughter and a son. They all enjoyed the party.

Harriet Bovard, Alice Faye Whitham and April Whitham spent four days in Nashville Tennessee visiting Patty Haley and others.

Tuesday Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase took a fish sandwich and cake to Tracy Seale at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison. While there Janet and Richard Sullivan, Jeanette and Squeak Knaus shared face time with Tracy from Pigeon Forge as they are spending a few days of fun and sight seeing there. Christy Knaus, Clayton and Devin Seale also called on Tracy Tuesday evening.

Happy birthday to Verle Truitt and Dale Thompson,

Judy Lozier, Patty Chase, Glenda Sullivan, Alberta Pickett and Karen Wentworth went to Louisville to visit Loretta Westrick. She is doing well. Her boys had just left for a vacation before we got there. We then had an afternoon meal at O’Charley’s and did a little sight seeing. It was a good day. Friday, Judy, Patty, Glenda, Karen, Bonnie Duckworth and Danilee Thompson had a girls day out at breakfast at Yum Yum’s near Glenco, Kentucky. It was really good food and company.

Peggy Sullivan, Glenda Sullivan, Patty Chase and many friends and family attended the wedding of Jeff Peelman and Sara Douglas Friday night and the Saturday night reception. Congratulations to Jeff and Sara.

Peggy Sullivan spent the night with her sister Brenda Peelman on Friday. She visited Patty Chase at the Florence birthday party on Saturday.

Sympathy to the Janice Waltz family and the Pauline Hall family.