About 95 people attended the party at the IOOF Hall in Wevertown. The Inn at Gore Mountain catered the food and the cake was made by Cafe Sarah. Pat Connor served as hostess. Music was provided by Frank Conti on saxophone and Tony Jenkins on guitar. David Braley was the photographer. Rob Smith wrote an original song tribute which was performed by Rob, his wife Jane, and the Nickerson family. Son Jim, his wife Julia and children, Will, Mimi and Wes Nickerson flew in from Austin Texas; daughters Amy and husband Jack Close from the Caribbean; Kate McDonald from New York City and Lee Whay Pasek from Freemont, California for the occasion. Nieces Judy Nickerson and Carol Ann Flannigan, nephew Fred Nickerson, his wife Denise and son Noah traveled from Old Town, Maine.