One of the hottest days of the year last Monday, Labor Day, and Jim Raftis, Sr., a regular contributor to The Owego Pennysaver, waits for the Nichols Old Home Day parade to begin, and at his favorite spot on the corner of Main Street and River Road. He told us he's attended for decades; and that across the way he broadcast the parade live on the radio, and behind him, often dropped in for an old-fashioned soda at a favorite stop, the Nichols Hotel. (Photo by JoAnn R. Walter)
Girl Scouts from multiple troops within the NYPenn Pathways, most from the Tioga Center and Nichols area, along with a Cub Scout from Owego’s Pack 37, participate in a flag raising ceremony at Old Home Day at Kirby Park in Nichols on Sept. 3. (Photo by JoAnn R. Walter)
On Monday, Sept. 3, the 107th annual Nichols Old Home Day, sponsored by the Roki Community Club, brought the community together for a parade and activities at Kirby Park in Nichols, N.Y.
Following the parade, a flag raising ceremony took place at the park. Although evidence of the recent flooding could still be seen in some areas of the park, it was masked by
bright sunshine and summerlike temperatures.
Music, face painting, a bounce house and slide, and games, pony rides, various vendors, concessions and a chicken barbeque highlighted the day.
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