PAT HOBBINS, white shirt in center, aligns the congregation for a picture he annually takes at the conclusion of the Old Settlers Picnic church service. More than 500 people gathered Sunday for the 120th annual Old Settlers Picnic on the south shore of Big Glen Lake.
The day began with a church service in the Old Settler’s Chapel on the picnic grounds, officiated by the Rev. Marv Rosa.
Four-hundred, eighty people were served a barbecue beef dinner by the Empire Masonic Lodge which included fresh sweet corn from Brandon Kelenske of Cedar.
There was musical entertainment as well as live demonstrations of a shingle mill and corn sheller.
David Noonan Sr. was re-elected to the Old Settler Picnic Association board of directors; Fred Lanham, treasurer.
Cash awards were given to the oldest man and woman present, longest married couple and youngest person in attendance.
LOU BATORI of Glen Arbor was the oldest man in attendance at the Old Settlers’ Picnic. He turned 102 last month. Lou Batori of Glen Arbor was the oldest man at 102. Louise Lund of Leland was also present. She is 96.
John and Carolyn Hoagland of Glen Arbor were recognized as the longest married. They have been wed for 68 years.
Ella Noonan, daughter of Davey and Bailey Noonan, was the youngest at the picnic — just 34 days old.
The 121st Old Settlers Picnic is set for Aug. 4, 2013.
ELOSIE LUND of Leland, 96, was the oldest woman at the Old Settlers’ Picnic Sunday.
DAVEY AND Bailey Noonan’s daughter, 34-day-old Ella, was the youngest in attendance. She is held here by her father.
CUB SCOUTS of Pack 111 have some fun before helping with the food service and flag raising ceremony. Clockwise from the top are: Henry Plumstead, Toby Ryner, Darren Halik, Adam Drzewiecki, Tyler Bixby and Brody Plumstead.
CAROLYN AND John Hoagland of Glen Arbor, married 68 years, were the longest married couple at the picnic.