Kelleys Island Homecoming 2011

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Enjoy the parade, the Twinkie Eating contest, the pet parade and more at this fun event which is held each year at Kelleys Island (a little island in Lake Erie).

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Kelleys Island Homecoming 2011

  1. 1. Kelleys Island Homecoming <br />A small town celebration<br />August 20, 2011<br />Kelleys Island, Ohio<br />
  2. 2. Each year we choose a theme for the parade - this year it was FEELING GROOVY<br />
  3. 3. The K. I. Volunteer fire department’svintage buffalo fire truck<br />
  4. 4. On kelleys islandGolf carts replace floats<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. A poor shot of a great float.<br />
  7. 7. The Island Singers added a musical touch.<br />
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  9. 9. Everyone was feeling groovy<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Then came the classic cars!<br />
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  13. 13. Finally, the end<br />
  14. 14. The parade winners accept their trophy<br />
  15. 15. there was the food;<br />
  16. 16. The hard working volunteers;<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. And the pig roast.<br />
  19. 19. The love fest turned into a food fest<br />
  20. 20. Jim Zeller (kila president) introduced the North Coast Band<br />
  21. 21. Young and old enjoyed the music, laverne can attest to that!<br />
  22. 22. Only the most skilled won at the beer slide said Drew algase<br />
  23. 23. The goal<br />
  24. 24. And we have a winner!<br />
  25. 25. Make that TWO winners<br />
  26. 26. But wait, there’s more<br />
  27. 27. Yes, a Twinkie Eating Contest<br />
  28. 28. Directed by Janet Killam<br />
  29. 29. the crowd went wild as contestants dug in<br />
  30. 30. Now that’s a lot of Twinkiesto eat hands free<br />
  31. 31. Rats, I was too little to enter<br />
  32. 32. donna algase claimed the award for “best pie”<br />
  33. 33. The Silent Auction raised over $2000 for the local VFW<br />
  34. 34. Baskets came from almost every island business<br />
  35. 35. June Campbell co-ordinatedover 30 bid packages.<br />
  36. 36. Back to the Wild held their wildlife show<br />
  37. 37. Featuring a rescued Bald Eagle<br />
  38. 38. An injured Red Tail Hawk<br />
  39. 39. And an owl<br />
  40. 40. While a bubble table<br />
  41. 41. A few hula hoops<br />
  42. 42. And a Bounce Castle<br />
  43. 43. kept the kids, and some adults busy<br />
  44. 44. There was shopping for everyone at Leather Designs<br />
  45. 45. great island t-shirts from the landowners association<br />
  46. 46. Sheerjoy-jewelry<br />
  47. 47. Kevin russel ceramics<br />
  48. 48. Baba mahanela-african gifts<br />
  49. 49. The Kelleys Island Audubon ClubPeggy Cooney & Judy DuShane<br />
  50. 50. And Cookie lee jewelry<br />
  51. 51. Last on the schedule was the Pet Competition<br />
  52. 52. Mike brought Allie a Border Collie<br />
  53. 53. Oeeda dressed up Charlie<br />
  54. 54. 13 year old Tippy was, perhaps, a little embarrassed<br />
  55. 55. But went on to perform brilliantly with Jason &his dad (not in costume)<br />
  56. 56. The competitors compared notes<br />
  57. 57. Leslie Korenko announced while Sophi & Bailey performed<br />
  58. 58. Picture perfect<br />
  59. 59. A trick – well performed Lucy plays dead when “shot” by Joan<br />
  60. 60. These dogs trained hard for the event<br />
  61. 61. Some dressed like their peoplelike Bonnie and Miss Lily Belle<br />
  62. 62. Yankee did a hula in a coconut bra for Maryann<br />
  63. 63. The judges had a tough decision to make<br />
  64. 64. the show closed with a poignant moment as one little girl showed off her prized ‘pet’<br />
  65. 65. If you haven’t visited kelleys island yet, <br /> you haven’t experienced island life.<br />Information on the island can be found at<br />www.KelleysIsland.com<br />www.KelleysIslandChamber.com<br />www.KelleysIslandStory.com<br />Make plans now for next year’s Homecoming August 18, 2012. For info write to kiLandowners@aol.com<br />

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