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Community Labor Day Picnic a huge success!

Kids get ready for the peanut scramble The Schoch Hollow Band performs
A swimming race commences at the pool

Yesterday couldn’t have been a more beautiful day at Reservoir Park as area residents marked the symbolic end of summer at the annual Community Labor Day Picnic.
Hundreds were in attendance to enjoy the picnic, which was filled with food, fun and fellowship for all ages.
The day got started at 9 a.m. when 50/50 tickets from the picnic committee went on sale, and registration for the attendance drawings and contest sign ups began. Tyrone Fire Police also sold raffle tickets.
Food booths opened at 10 a.m., with area service organizations participating, such as the Rotary Club of Tyrone, Boy Scout Troop 103, Boy Scout Troop 20, the Shriners Club and the Tyrone Women’s Club.
It was also another great year for the children’s games, which included the balloon stomp, water balloon race, peanut scramble, hot potato contest, water race, duck race, orange race and a scavenger hunt. The land games were organized this year by Rhonda and Bill Whalen.
The Schoch Hollow Band provided entertainment at the park’s amphitheater, followed by a great performance by Kip Woodring.
At 1 p.m., area kids were able to cool off from the hot weather by participating in this year’s pool games, directed once again by Christina Pryor and Amanda Golden. This year’s pool games included swimming races, relay races and the popular money dive.
A crowd favorite, prize bingo, was broadcast by WTRN and organized by the Tyrone Elks. Prizes for bingo were donated by area businesses, organizations and individuals.
To finish out the day’s activities, watermelon and pie eating contests were scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. near the concession stand.
This year’s picnic committee members included: Rose Black, Lloyd Patton, Connie Geraci, Deb Garner, Christina Pryor and Amanda Golden.
A complete listing of area businesses and organizations that donated prizes for the event as well as winners of the raffles and other activities will appear in the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce monthly tab.