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Record turnout at annual Newcomb Day event

NEWCOMB On Aug. 5, Newcomb Day was celebrated with its 35th annual Homecoming Reunion at the Newcomb Town Beach. There were former residents of Newcomb, friends, Newcomb Central School graduates, and vacationers who enjoyed a day of relaxation and reminiscing.

George Canon, the town supervisor, was busy giving rides to senior citizens from their car to the Newcomb Town Beach on his golf cart. George was singing, Newcomb Days Are Here Again, due to the fact that there were over 400 people who came to celebrate the day.

This is one of the largest attendances we had in a long time, Canon said.

People, who registered at the registration booth, received a tote bag and pin that said Town of Newcomb as a memento for the day. Lana Fennesey, an organizer for Newcomb Day, said, I was constantly busy all day. In fact, we ran out of tote bags and will be ordering more for those who didnt receive one.

Lenney and His Looney Locals, a local band that was organized by Leonard Abare entertained the crowd. Refreshments were sold at the food booth, which was operated by the Newcomb Class of 2009. And for those who wanted to reminisce, The Newcomb Historical Society had a display of photos of bygone days.

Ginny Hall, who helped organize Newcomb Day, gave out awards to the following: the farthest traveler Lois Johnson from Philadelphia, Pa; the oldest graduates Marvin Spring and Marvin Deloria from Newcomb Class of 1955.

Each year, the Lions Club gives out an award to the Newcomb Citizen of the Year. This year Paul Hai, the former President of the Lions Club, gave out the award to Wes and Lorriane Miga.

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