Taylor Beimel and Kristin Boyer are shown demonstrating one of the games at Saturday's Annual Summer Fest for the Staff Sgt. Kenneth Van Giesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation. The event, held at the Allegheny Mountain Raceway, featured a number of bands and lasted from Saturday morning into early Sunday morning.Â
Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard were among those attending Saturday's Staff Sgt. Kenneth Van Giesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation's inaugural Annual Summer Fest on Saturday. The event, held at the Allegheny Mountain Raceway, was enjoyed by hundreds of patrons showing their respect for the fallen Kane soldier and his family and friends.Â
On a recent Wednesday evening the Mt. Jewett Rotary Club hosted the Annual McKean County Big Brothers Big Sisters summer picnic. The picnic was held at the Mt. Jewett Community Park. The order of business for the evening was great food, games and most importantly lots of fun. For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential.
Mary Rosenswie of Port Allegany is the McKean County Fair Queen for 2012. She is the daughter of Bill and Ursula Rosenswie. At Port Allegany High School where she will enter her senior year, she participates in track, soccer, marching band, concert band, IU-9 band, concert choir, show choir and chamber singers. She also is involved in French Club, Peer Helpers and Gator News. Mary's future plans are to become an occupational therapist.
Madison Stahli (left), 8-year-old daughter of Chris and Teresa Stahli of Mt. Jewett, has been chosen as the Junior Queen for the Swedish Festival in Mt. Jewett. Collin Porter (right), the 8-year-old son of Mike and Tarra Porter of Mt. Jewett, has been selected as the Junior King. When they were 3-year-olds, the same pair were named as the festival's Prince and Princess.
*See more photos from the Swedish Festival by purchasing the Aug. 13 edition of The Kane Republican.
The crowning of the Teen Queen took place Sunday at the closing ceremony for the 42nd Swedish Festival in Mt. Jewett. The group includes, left to right: Haley Williams, one of the three contestants; Maya Huckabone, the 2012 festival Teen Queen; Brynn Howard, a contestant; and Baylee Swanson, the 2011 festival queen. Huckabone,13, will be entering the eighth grade at Kane Middle School. She is the daughter of Sally Reigel and Jim Huckabone.
*see more photos from the Swedish Festival by purchasing the Aug. 13 edition of The Kane Republican.
Jim and Lynn Sluga of Mt. Jewett have been chosen as the king and queen of the annual Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival, which began Friday and continues today and Sunday. The king and queen were announced at the opening ceremony at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on East Main Street.
Brady Porter (left), the 5-year-old son of Mike and Tarra Porter of Mt. Jewett, has been chosen as a prince for the annual Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival. Jackie Davis (right) is the princess. She is the 5-year-old daughter of Tom and Leslie Davis of Lantz Corners. The festival continues today and Sunday.
The Kane Garden Club's August "Garden of the Month" is located at 319 Birch St., a lovely residence owned by Tom and Sandy Kase.Â Tom is a forester and has chosen several trees for his garden, such as Mayapple and Hobblebush.Â The metal art, including a huge fish, and sunflowers in the back ground, was handcrafted by Sandy's son, Jody Aiello. One of the secrets of their beautiful garden is the dozens of flowers that bloom throughout the season, from snowdrops in March to New England asters in the fall.Â Many of the flowers were shared from family and friends.