By Ben Marshall
Middletown—The 127th Middletown Reunion brought this community together, as it has for years.
People lined the streets for the annual parade, which makes it way through the four way stop downtown.
High a top the flag pole, the U.S. flag flies at the center of the intersection. Its placement the perfect backdrop to represent this year’s reunion theme—“Something Old, Something New, Something Red, White and Blue!”
The parade continued through town and wrapped back around to Caldwell and Main streets, where it was joined by the Kid’s Parade. Children on their decorated bicycles, tricycles, and wagons made the journey to the Middletown Community Center and park.
Events began soon after arriving at the park, and lines started to gather at the food stand to enjoy fish squares, hamburgers, hot dogs, and pork steak with or without a plate of sides.
The day’s events included a flower show, games for the children, as well as, a washer tournament and volleyball for the adults. Many events were open for the children up through the adults such as, a grease pig contest and an egg drop contest. There was also a baby show, kid’s pedal pull, bale throw, and a super farmers event that lead up to the evening’s performance, which this year featured Joey Wray from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For results from the baby show and the other contests from the reunion, see Pages 7 and 8.