President’s Message 2018
Welcome to our 99th Annual Labor day Celebration
Since the Autumn of 1919 we have joined together as a community to honor veterans of today and yesterday. It’s a time to eat, Laugh and celebrate with neighbors, while paying tribute to those brave men and women who have given selflessly to the armed forces.
The weekend begins, as past years, with a community breakfast on the Saturday morning. This Breakfast is sponsored by the All Home Days Assoc., with proceeds going towards the Maintenance and improvement of the Ralpho Township Community Park. The Celebration officially begins as the Color Guards leads the parade though our park entrance where the flags stand waving in the breeze to salute the veterans. After the Military and the Marching Band, watch the children with their pets, wagons, bikes and floats decorated with the pet parade theme “The Pet Parade”, and make sure to cheer on area firefighters, ambulances and rescue vehicles. At 2:00 pm make your way to the stage and watch the Dedication Ceremony, as this year’s celebration is dedicated to the veterans. Check out the schedule for the various events we have arranged for your entertainment throughout the day. Stop in at the dining hall for breakfast by AHD, and enjoy the music of “Chris OZ” late into the evening hours.
Start you day on Sunday at the annual community breakfast sponsored by Ralpho Township Business association. Next be sure to visit the car show featuring over 100 cars (antique, muscle, classics and more) and then take time to worship with your neighbors at our community church service. Visit the craft booths, play some games and enjoy the wide variety of foods from the vendors. The highly anticipated Vera Bradley Bingo takes place in the dining hall starting at 1:30PM. Finally grab a few snacks and enjoy the music of “Light Switch”.
Need a way to work off all that wonderful celebration food? Sign up for the annual adult mini marathon “Run for Fun” Sponsored by the Rotary Club or simply cheer on your friends as they cross the finish line. All Home Days Association will be serve a chicken BBQ meal in the dining hall starting at 4:30PM and serving until sold out, so come early! The largest of the weekend’s festivities begins at 6:30PM as the Tribute to Those Serving and Served. As heads are bowed and tears begin to fall, we will be reminded how proud we are of our red, white and blue. And Music by “Memory Lane”
Thank you to all the local businesses that support us.
Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend, Melissa Snarski, President All Home Days