Jul 6, 2022
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS YEAR'S 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND PICNIC
It turned out to be a beautiful day for Shepherdstown's 4th of July parade and picnic this year, and a lot of people turned out and seemed to enjoy themselves.
It takes a great deal of time and effort from many people to make these events happen every year, and the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown wants to thank all those people
Thanks are due first to everyone who organized and participated in the many different units that marched in the parade. We're grateful to them for putting so much effort into the occasion.
We also want to thank all those who turned out to watch the parade and attend the picnic.
As always, we want to thank Shepherdstown's Mayor, Jim Auxer, Recorder Lori Robertson, and other council members, for being so supportive of our 4th of July efforts. And the same goes for the town hall staff and our police and fire departments.
Last but by no means not least, we want to thank the following individuals and businesses for volunteering time and/or donating materials, services and funds to help with the parade and picnic. Many, but by no means all, are members of the Shepherdstown Rotary Club. Hopefully this list includes everyone who helped, but so many were involved that we may have missed some.
Holly Morgan Frye and Peter Smith, who organized the parade.
Todd Coyle, parade announcer.
Bill Howard, photography.
Other parade volunteers: Erwin Asam, Melanie Ford, Steph Kuhn, John Loeffler, Wendy Baracka, Teri Biebel, Susan Reichel, Elisabeth Staro, and Rie Wilson.
Rick Caruso, who organized the picnic.
Steve Campbell, who planned and directed all the food and drink service at the picnic.
Sandy Brown, who organized and managed the picnic's children's activities, with help from Shelley Feist; David Hammer; Asa Hammer; Roula Hammer; Effie Kallas; Anne Palmer and Cheryl Roberts.
Other picnic volunteers. From Rotary: Richard Anson; Annie Baronner; Fred Dalauro; Walt Eifert, and his wife Kim; Cheryl Groen and daughters; Gary Heichel; Jim King; Jack Lantzy; Greg Mason; Dave Miljour; Tom Miller; Sean Murtagh; Dana Orsini; Austin Slater; Diane Solbach, John Taylor; Hank Walter. From Asbury Methodist Church: Jenifer Ingram, Janee McDaniel; Jordan Plaisir; Gabby and Katrina Rosario; Paula Scott; and Barbara Thomas.
The Bavarian Inn, which provided free freezer space for food storage prior to the picnic, and lent chafing dishes for food service at the picnic.
The Cacapon Institute, which provided its "Stream Cleaner" educational pinball machine for the picnic.
Andrew McMIllan, who donated all the water and soft drinks for sale at the picnic (proceeds from sales of these items and the picnic's food sales help cover parade and picnic costs).
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society, which provided one of its children's "Story Walks" for the picnic.
Progressive Printing, which donated posters and flyers to advertise the parade and picnic.
The Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, which lent a tanker truck to provide water for the picnic waterslide.
Peter Smith, who covered the cost of renting Morgan's Grove Park for the picnic, and some other infrastructure costs.
Doug Alexander, Erwin Asam, Rick Caruso, Anna Ciotti, Fred Dalauro, Alice Haas, Gary Heichel, Dick Klein, Tom Lewis, John Loeffler, Keith McCall, Tom Miller, Dave Miljour, Carl Moore, Sean Murtagh, Austin Slater, Lois Turco, Jennifer Wabnitz.
We say this every year because it's true: Shepherdstown is a great place to live, in no small part because it includes so many enthusiastic, community-spirited people who are willing to pitch and work together for the common good! Let's all do our best to keep it that way!
The officers and members of
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown