Thousands Attend Wayne Day's 20th Anniversary

It was all about family, fun, and food at the annual event.

Thousands of people from Wayne and surrounding towns ate ice cream, petted some furry acquaintances, and found out about local businesses, houses of worship, and non-profit organizations at the 20th annual Wayne Day celebration.

More than 100 vendors filled the athletic fields at Sunday. Kids walked about with balloons, ate ice cream, and played free games and activities set up at many of the booths. Others tried to sink someone at the dunk tank station. Some possible future mountain climbers scaled the rock climbing walls.

Local politican organization distributed literature about their candidates and the Board of Education had information about a new voluntary random drug/alcohol screening initative for young student athletes and the revised Language Arts curriculum it will implement in 2013, just to name some of the information that was made available to people during the event.

Justice June 02, 2012 at 09:03 AM
Will this be in English or 8 different languages? Talk about the Tower of Babel?
Nose Wayne June 02, 2012 at 11:16 AM
The circus will be held at 50 Nellis Drive this year.See your local BOE member perform under the big top!! Popcorn will be served at a discounted $100 a bag.
Scondo June 02, 2012 at 01:03 PM
The locovores will be there too and they are talking about community gardens such as the one Rob is doing at his business.
Rob Burke June 02, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Scondo, thanks for the tip o' the hat! But you still haven't stopped by. You really should. You can wear a mask if you want, I won't tell. I have tons of eggs. Help yourself! Already getting some small donations for the Flood Relief Food Bank. And a friend just gave me a great gift of custom egg cartons -- he imprinted them "BURKE'S TURBINE FARMS."
Nose Wayne June 02, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Rob, Why don't you have a booth set up with a jar labeled "Flood Relief Food Bank" And some information about you going GREEN (Garden,Chickens,Solar,Recycle Water). Did I miss anything? Remember to put on the jar the REASON you are doing this is for the FLOOD VICTIMS,for the next time the gates are OPEN!!
Rob Burke June 02, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thanks for your comment & suggestion. I won't be at Wayne Day, but I have a poster that is being displayed by the Wayne Environmental Commission table, that says exactly what you suggested, along with photos. We're just getting up & running, and have more work to do to get our communications materials together so folks know what we're doing and why. FYI, with no materials set up yet, we've already gotten three donations, including a $50 gift from a long time customer who helped herself to the first 6 eggs from today's collection. I have a feeling we'll be generating hundreds of dollars a month, forever, to funnel back into the community for charitable causes. I'm thinking about maybe setting up a scholarship fund.
Nose Wayne June 02, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Rob,YOU get the ATTABOY for today.Keep up the good work.And yes I will stop by and see the TURBINE FARM!!
Rob Burke June 02, 2012 at 04:44 PM
:-) Stop by any time.
Jacqueline Pisatowski June 03, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Rob - I commend you on your efforts and keep it up!!
Rob Burke June 03, 2012 at 09:28 AM
Thanks! Sorry I missed you last time you stopped by. Love to show you the Victory Garden and the hens next time.
Nose Wayne June 03, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Just returned from Wayne Day.Alot of Businesses attended.Was nice until downpour!! Stopped to see PATCH booth. Rob, NICE poster of the garden,hens and business at the enviromental booth.Our mayor and rumana were doing their politics thing along with the BOE ( center ring) DIDN'T STOP THERE!! WOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED!!
Rob Burke June 03, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Glad you liked the poster. Planning a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Victory Garden & Learning Center for Saturday, June 16 at 1 pm. Everyone's invited.
Nose Wayne June 04, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Rob Will spread the word about Saturday, Hope to see maybe the PATCH GANG there.We will all wear masks to hide our identities so nobody NOSE who is who!!
Rob Burke June 04, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Great! It's open to the public. Mayor vergano has accepted my invitation to join me for the celebration and I hope the council follows suit.
Nose Wayne June 04, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Rob, Did you say SUIT? SORRY ROB, Bad choice of words.
Al Scala June 04, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Nose....you are too funny. I will be at the Grand Opening. Look forward to meeting you.
Rob Burke June 04, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Justice June 04, 2012 at 06:55 AM
The Fourth of July Fireworks sponsored by the PAL was a wonderful event. The Mayor and other politicians would be there and open with speeches and the proper respect for the United States, after all, it is a Fourth of July (Independence Day) celebration. (Press one for English). That was about 20 years ago.. Rumana and Vergogna have yet to speak at the Fourth of July Fireworks, yet they were at Wayne Day spewing their venom. As the song goes: "We wont's get fooled again". Of course, these two have never fought a war so how can they have the same feeling for the United States Constitution that the World War II Veteran found dead after a year in his home, while the Township of Wayne was cutting his lawn (at an exorbitant price back) and selling his house for an unpaid water bill). Go get them Vergognavermon and Rumananites!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtHshBWFRyg
Bobtwo June 04, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Have not attended a Wayne Day event in a few years. Did not find it that interesting.
eyes wide shut June 04, 2012 at 04:27 PM
lol no one missed you
Justice June 04, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I missed Bobtwo
patricia conlan June 04, 2012 at 09:36 PM
wayne day is an awesome event.just remember it is not suppose to be a money maker it's a fun day for families to see what wayne has to offer.
Nose Wayne June 04, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Should have put our politicians in the dunk tank. Their all GURGLING anyway!!
Al Scala June 04, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Great idea Nose.
Nose Wayne June 04, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Al, I would have spent my paycheck to have the MAYOR,COUNCIL,AND BOE ON THE DUNK TANK!!!
Nose Wayne June 05, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Bob,not two interesting are we ? Had a great time, plenty to see and eat !!


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