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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 9, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established Bedford july 1971 three Days of events Homecoming a Success for Young old from a saturday night promenade led by a Centero senator Stanley to a pair of teen Block parties with barefooted dancers silhouetted in Blue and on to the annual Lions barbeque at Bedford Homecoming weekend in Bedford added up to Bicentennial summer a total of 60 persons showed up saturday night to March around the Block in the senator Stroup led the Way and brought a Stop to traffic As he in full Down the Center of the not to be Jean Kennedy and Martha Emerick of the Hyndman Belles appeared on a bicycle built for two and peddled their right with the another Marcher of prominence was miss Laurie the official Bicentennial she presented whoa implores boots Miller of Somerset during horse and Pony pulling Competition sunday afternoon at Bedford the two ponies just didst want to Stop after being ordered to pull the weighted sled behind Miller finished second in the heavy Pony distinguished persons plaques were presented sunday at Bedford elks during activities surrounding the annual july 4 Chicken left is Jack the oldest county Man beside him is of the oldest no county Jim Perry standing is a resident of Edina Minnesota and was the woman who came the greatest Are Bernard Luminal and Peter both of seated Are Mary of new the oldest no county and Vesta of the oldest county woman and Claycomb with a gift on behalf of the Bicentennial it recognized their decision to walk in the promenade to celebrate their 51st wedding promenades came from Everett and new Paris and were attired for the men in top ties and striped jackets and women in Long bonnets and Bicentennial Headquarters chairman Thomas Cox said the for an initial was very Suc she said another will be held in the near category winners for saturdays promenade a Somerset boots and Chart Light Pony division winners were Ralph Cumberland Jim and Bill Light horse division win ners were Dewey Meyersdale George and Nook heavy horse division winners were Jack Somerset Dick and Stanley winners received special ribbons and each participant was Given a Bicentennial Blue approximately 400 persons watched the More than persons turned out at Bedford elks for the annual Bedford Lions Chicken the program included the Fishertown the rid Gettes with routines by Connie Karen Fedorchick and Vicki Mussel the spurs of the and Chet Shaffer and his band the Bedford Village Art society sponsored a display of paintings exhibited at the Tennis the program also featured presentation of engraved Peter Cornu Ault and Bernard Luminal of France received plaques for having travelled the greatest the oldest county woman was Vesta of Bedford while the oldest county Man was Jacob of the oldest visiting woman was Mary of new York City while the oldest visiting Man was sch of Jim wife of major league Pitcher Jim Perry and resident of received the prize for the woman travelling the greatest the promenade prizes were As follows youngest Dena 21 months of Hyndman family travelling the longest Don leaps and Allen both of Hyndman Larest leaps and ringers original tie among Margaret Faupel of Fred Burkett of Hyndman and Mae Phillippe of largest Bicentennial Belle Hyndman largest brother of the Brush chapter bowery Bedford largest miss Belle vanity Bedford largest Little Shaver Little oldest of Bedford oldest Dick Hess served As Overall chairman for Homecoming events with Bedford Lions in charge of the Robert and Carl Feather led the horse and Pony weight pull while Ken Lesh and Barbara Thomas directed the teen Block Blair Byron of Bedford supplied blocks for the hulling contest while Bences farm equipment supplied a tractor for the same the Bedford fair association through Fred Hoover supplied the the weekend of events continued monday with childrens a family picnic and concert by the Fishertown All in Bedford an adult outdoor also on Perm featured awarding of a giant cake As a highlight to an old fashioned Hospital Hill crash kills Bradford Man state police said monday that Daniel of Everett will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Bradford Man in a violent trocar crash saturday on Hospital 30 East of was pinned in his car by the was reported in satisfactory condition in county Hospital monday with multiple lacerations and facial in he had earlier been listed the dead Allen Harris suffered a Frac tured crushed Chest and multiple internal police Rush did not lose consciousness in the pileup and was pinned about 10 minutes before being freed by attendants of the Ray town on Page 2

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