38th Triennial Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week 'marks the end of a successful week'

August 10, 2013|By ROXANN MILLER |
  • Morgan Kline, 6, Greencastle, Pa., savors a slice of watermelon at Friday's Old Home Week Fun Fair at Jerome R. King Playground in Greencastle. The 38th Triennial Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week officially began August 3 and ended at 11 p.m. Saturday.
By Roxann Miller

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — After a whirlwind of activities, the 38th Triennial Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week has come to a close.

With its first female president and record attendance, Old Home Week 2013 was one for the record books.

Carol Christophel made history when she stepped into the role of Old Home Week’s  president, the first woman to hold that title since the tradition began in 1902.

“It’s an honor and a privilege, and the directors had so much confidence in me that it was just wonderful,” Christophel said.

She officially opened the celebration on Aug. 3, followed by a dizzying week of fun as community activities ratcheted into high gear.

With the official close of Old Home Week at 11 p.m. Saturday, Christophel has no problem declaring Old Home Week a resounding success.

“We sold out of badges. We sold most of our T-shirts. Everything was well attended,” she said.

According to Pat Myers, the Greencastle VFW Post 6319 and its auxiliary gave out more than 500 hot dogs and hamburgers, and collected food for the Greencastle Presbyterian Church food pantry on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and handed out watermelon to children at the Fun Fair on Friday, Aug. 9.

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