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70th Annual

Michigan Peach Festival

Labor Day Weekend in Romeo

August 30th through September 3rd 2001

ATTENTION: www.mipeachfest.com is the new offical Peach Festival web site

The search engines still link to this page, so I’ve updated it on 8/28/01

Thank you for supporting the Romeo Lions & allowing us to help the blind.

Romeo Lions Home Page

Information is entered as received, if you have updates or changes in your event please E-mail me at; Rick

Cute story on the type of dedication our guests have.

Article on some of our more famous visitors

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THURSDAY, August 30, 2001

Macomb Daily Day Read the newspaper article from September 2000

Pugh Shows carnival rides, super discount! Pay one price; ride all afternoon and evening. Present coupon from the Macomb Daily and get $3.00 off of one $15.00 wristband (One coupon per person). Height restrictions on some rides-4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 We regret that the Spaghetti Dinner at the High School has been cancelled.

Beers Around the World...................…………..............…….…....6:00 p.m.-Midnight

Refreshment Tent, Live Music ........………….........….…….........6:00 p.m.- Midnight

$1.00 Donation after 7:00 p.m. - Lions Community Field; Info: 336-0759

Registration for Fun Run/Walk and 5k race........…………….. ...............5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

9th Annual 5K Running Race. ...........................................………………............7:00 p.m.

One Mile Fun Run/Walk....................................................…………………..........7:00 p.m.

Run Location; Romeo High School on 32 Mile Rd. ½ mile West of Van Dyke. Course is on rural roads & pavement. Walk Location; The school track on Morton St. across from Parks & Recreation & Channel 6

All proceeds go to Leader Dogs for the Blind

Free T-shirt for first 150 entrants. $12.00 before August 20th, $15.00 on race day. 5k run Awards for Top 3 Finishers, Male & Female, 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over, receive awards. 1 Mile fun run/walk Top 3 finishers’ male & female. Pre-registration & Information: (810) 752-6115.

 Registration & fans meet at Romeo High School

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FRIDAY, August 31, 2001

Horseback Riding ................................................…………………............... 9:00 a.m. - Dusk Sundown Riding Stables, 71800 Romeo Plank - Armada; Info: 752-7669

Baby Photo Contest ...............…..........................……………………............10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Xi Gamma Rho – Applications available after August 1st from Romeo Floor Covering 135 S. Main                        Voting; Inf.: 752-7197

PUGH SHOWS Carnival Rides, Pay One Price - $15.00 per person……………………..4:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. (Single Ride tickets also Available)

K of C Pasta Dinner ...…………….………................................................... 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. St. Clement Social Hall on S. Main; Info: 752-9735

New Event! Rehabilitation Specialists Open House………….……………6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. free neck or hand massage also free hot dogs & snow cones at 67965 Van Dyke; Info; 752-0500

Beers Around the World ...............…………………....………...................6:00 p.m. - l:00 a.m.

Refreshment Tent, Live Music, ……… ……… …………………………………………………….. 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. $2.00 donation after 7:00 p.m.

Lions Las Vegas Games …………………………………………………....6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Lion's Community Field; Inf. 752-2553

41st Annual Thumb Area Artist Exhibition........…………………...............7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Starkweather Art & Cultural Center, 219 N. Main, Romeo; Info:752-7375

20th Annual Soccer Tournament (N. Macomb Soccer Club)…………..………………...... 6:00 p.m. - Dusk  Simpson Park, Washington, Mem. Field., Ham-Par, Powell, Crys. Diamonds; for more information,

752-5504 or go to www.nmsoccer.org/ or E-mail your inquiries to; North Macomb Soccer Club

Football Game & Family Night – Romeo vs. Utica High School……………….…………….7:00 p.m. Barnabo Field/Powell Middle School, 29 mile & Jewell; Info: 752-0431

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1  Is Children’s Day! See events

20th Annual Soccer Tournament ...………………….......................…...........8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.nmsoccer.org/                                                      Simpson, Washington, Memorial Fields, Powell, Hamilton-Parsons, Crys. Diamonds

Men's Softball Tournament ........…………………...................………............8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Crystal Diamonds Field; Info: 752-6543

Peach Festival Tennis Tournaments........…………………............................8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Romeo High School, Eisenhower H.S. & Almont H.S.; Info: 313-871-7713

Horseback Riding ................................................…………………............... 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sundown Riding Stables, 71800 Romeo Plank - Armada; Info: 752-7669

New Event! Grandma’s Peach Station (R/W/B Seniors)……….………10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 175 Croswell Street, Romeo; Info: 752-6543

A.A.U.W. and Friends of Romeo Library Book Sale .………………….........10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Romeo Community Center, Morton Street; Info: 752-6295

New Event! Rehabilitation Specialists Open House…………………………10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. free neck or hand massage also free hot dogs & snow cones at 67965 Van Dyke; Info; 752-0500

Artistic Reflections Fine Arts & Crafts 15th Annual Crafty Labor……………… ………..… 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  300 Exhibitors - Croswell elementary school & Field; Info: 752-4249

41st Annual Thumb Area Artist Exhibition ....... ....……………………...... 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Starkweather Art & Cultural Center, 219 N. Main, Romeo; Info:752-3804

Annual Arts & Craft Show ..………………………………………..……….....10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Frontier Town, 67300 Van Dyke, Romeo - Info: 752-6260

Baby Photo Contest ..........(your vote supports a $1,000 scholarship......10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Xi Gamma Rho - Romeo Floor Covering – Voting

Last Minute Event Quilt Show…………………………………………..………11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church 246 Benjamin, 2 blocks South of 32, 2 block West of Main

Pugh Shows Carnival Rides, Pay One Price - $15.00 per person…………..…………... Noon to 11:00 p.m.  (Single Ride tickets also Available)

New Event! Carnival Bingo……………All Proceeds go to Lions Charities……..Noon to 6:00 p.m. Romeo State Airport, 32 Mile East of Powell – Free Parking – Free Shuttle; Info: 752-4436 or 752-2553

Beers Around the World ................…………………..…….…............Noon to 1:00 a.m.

Refreshment Tent, Live Band…………………..……….………………Noon to 1:00 a.m. Lions Community Field house $2.00 donation after 7:00 p.m.

Bruce Hills Golf Classic - 2001 Peach Festival Classic.……………............... 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Bruce Hills Golf Club, 6771 Taft Road; Info: 752-7244

14th Annual VFW "Steak-Out" Dinner - Romeo VFW........…..…............. 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Romeo VFW Hall, 70455 McVicar; Info: 752-3922

Lions Las Vegas Games ........................…………...………………..6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Lion's Community Field; Info: 336-0759

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st is CHILDREN'S DAY

VILLAGE PARK ON RAWLES STREET

No Pre-Registration Required

Contestants must arrive ten (10) minutes before each event

Ages 3 - 12 years (Races divided by age groups)

INFORMATION: 810-752-6543

Stuffed animal costume contest check-in    Ages 3 - 12 .……………………... 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. (Dress at home - judging announced at 10:15 a.m.)

Decorated Bicycle/tricycle/big wheel contest Ages 3-12………………………………………….…………….8:45 a.m. (Decorate at home)

Bike/Trike/Big Wheel Race Ages 3-12……………………..................................... 9:00 a.m.

"WAKE-UP WITH ROSCOE THE CLOWN" SHOW……….…………………………9:30 a.m.

Awards Ceremony................................................................…….…….......... 10:00 a.m.

Three Legged Race - - - - - - - -Ages 5-12 ......................... 10:15 a.m.

Bean Bag Relay - - - - - - - - - Ages 3- 6 .............…........... 10:30 a.m.

Spoon Race - - - - - - - - - - - - Ages 3-12 .........….............. 10:45 a.m.

Bouncy Ball Race - - - - - - - - Ages 3- 6 ............…............ 11:00 a.m.

Potato Sack Race - - - - - - - - Ages 5-12 ..........…............. 11:15 a.m.

Hippity Hoppity Race - - - - - Ages 3 - 6 .......................... 11:30 a.m.

Pass the Balloon (Hot Potato) -Ages 3-6 . ........….............. 11:45 a.m.

Water Balloon Toss - - - - - - - -Ages 6-12 ..........……......... 12:00 p.m.

Pie Eating Contest - - - - - - - -Ages 5-12 ...........…..…......... 12:30 p.m.

MDA’s Summer Concert “Danny”……………………1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd

Dawn Patrol - Fly-In at Romeo State Airport.…………………………....6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast - Romeo State Airport..…………………………......7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Both of these Lions Events help support the Blind -- Take Lombardo’s Free Shuttle ride into Town - Info: 336-9116

Pancake Breakfast, Romeo Rotary Club............……………….....................7:30 a.m. – Noon Romeo High School Cafeteria, 32-Mile Info: 752-9466

Farmer's Breakfast-Romeo VFW............………………...................................8:00 a.m.- Noon Romeo VFW Hall, 70455 McVicar; Info: 752-3922

20th Annual Romeo Peach Festival Soccer Tournament ...……........ 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. Simpson Park, Washington, Memorial Fields, Hamilton-Parsons, Powell, Crys. Diamonds

Peach Festival Tennis Tournaments........…………………............................8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Romeo High School, Eisenhower H.S. & Almont H.S.; Info: 313-871-7713

Registration for Peach Festival Car show & Cruise ………………………..……………8:00 a.m. – Noon Ford Engine Plant on 32 Mile; Info: 949-3131

Men's Softball Tournament ............…………………...................................8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Crystal Diamonds Field

Horseback Riding ................................................……………............... 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sundown Riding Stables, 71800 Romeo Plank - Armada; Info: 752-7669

New Event! Grandma’s Peach Station (R/W/B Seniors)……………………10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 175 Croswell Street, Romeo; Info: 752-6543

Artistic Reflections Fine Arts & Crafts 15th Annual Crafty Labor....………….10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 300 Exhibitors at Croswell elementary school on playground

41st  Annual Thumb Area Artist Exhibition ...........……………….…........ 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Starkweather Art & Cultural Center, 219 N. Main, Romeo; Info: 752-3804

FESTIVAL OF CLASSIC CARS...........(Romeo Lions Club Event)…………10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. sharp!

Romeo Ford Engine Plant-701 E. 32 MI RD (E. of M-53 By-Pass); Info: 949-3131

Past Car Show memories

Last Minute Event Quilt Show…………………………………………..………11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church 246 Benjamin, 2 blocks South of 32, 2 block West of Main

Annual Arts & Crafts Show..........................………….….....………….........11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Frontier Town, 67300 Van Dyke

Peach Festival Model RC Airplane Show –------------------- Sorry Cancelled for this year---------Romeo Model RC Club; Gould Rd. N. of 34 Mile & W. of Van Dyke ; Info:798-8701

Baby Photo Contest ....…...........................….…………...…….........…….…10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Xi Gamma Rho - Romeo Floor Covering, Final Voting

A.A.U.W. & Friends of Romeo Library Book Sale .......……………..………...….... Noon -3:00 p.m. Romeo Community Center - Morton Street

Pugh Shows Pay One Price - $15.00 Per Person………………..………………….….………………Noon -11:00 p.m. (Single Ride Tickets Also Available)

Beers Around the World ..............….........………………………...........………Noon - 1:00 a.m.

Refreshment Tent, Live Music, ………………….……………………..……..… Noon - 1:00 a.m. Lions Community Field house - $2.00 donation after 7:00 p.m

Lions Las Vegas Games ....................……….…………….................... 6:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Lions Clubhouse

More new events, this Peach Festival gets better every year!

Parks & Recreation Family Fun Night & Free Concert in the Park….6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Romeo Village Park (behind Ice Cream Parlor) Moon Walk – Face painting – Crafts – Tattoos – and more! Performance by the “Groove Tribe”

The Bed Races are Back!……………………………………………..……………………8:00 p.m. Main Street; Info: 752-1910

ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAR CRUISE .........…………………….......………………..... 8:30 p.m.  Main Street, Downtown Romeo; Information : 949-3131

NIGHT PARADE (Mummer's Parade)……”Night Moves & Grooves”………….............9:00 p.m. Main Street, Downtown Romeo; Information: 752-1910

Parade Party in the Village Park…after the Bed Races, Classic Cruise & Mummer’s Parade Romeo Village Park, Romeo H.S. Alumni Jazz Combo Performance

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd 

Parade Day – see you on Main Street    

Peach Festival Tennis Tournaments........…………………............................8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Romeo High School, Eisenhower H.S. & Almont H.S.; Info: 313-871-7713

Baby Photo Contest .......................................................……………..............All Day, Viewing Only Xi Gamma Rho - Romeo Floor Covering

*CHILDREN'S PARADE*..........……………………….............10:00 a.m.

This year's theme is "A Little Off Broadway"

participants can represent any Broadway play or musical , from the past or
present.  Some examples would be, Grease, Annie, Cats, Peter Pan, The King
& I, West Side story, Fiddler on the roof, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver,
Annie get your Gun, Romeo & Juliet, Oklahoma, Joseph & the Amazing
techcolor coat, South Pacific, The sound of Music, and many more. 

Main Street, Downtown Romeo; Information - Pam Mann 752-9705 

Artistic Reflections Fine Arts & Crafts 15th Annual ………………………..…..10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Croswell elementary school playground - 300 Exhibitors

Annual Arts & Crafts Show .............….......………………….................... 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Frontier Town, 67300 Van Dyke

41st  Annual Thumb Area Artist Exhibition......…………………..............10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Starkweather Art & Cultural Center, 219 N. Main, Romeo; Info: 752-3804

Pugh Shows Carnival Rides, Pay One Price - $15.00 per person.…………...11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Single Ride Tickets Also Available)

Beers Around the World ..................…………………............................….. Noon-Midnight

Refreshment Tent, ……………..……………….……………………………......... Noon-Midnight Lions Community Field house & pavilion $2.00 donation after 7:00 p.m.

Last Minute Event Quilt Show……………………………………..…………..………Noon – 4:00 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church 246 Benjamin, 2 blocks South of 32, 2 block West of Main

Lions Las Vegas Games .............................………….……….............. 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Lion's Club House

A.A.U.W. & Friends of Romeo Library Book Sale....…………………...........3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Romeo Community Center - Morton Street

J 2001 PEACH FESTIVAL FLORAL PARADE J............ 1:30 p.m. On Main Street - Downtown Romeo; Info: 739-9080

* TELEVISED LIVE ON WBRW CH. 6 - ROMEO *

Don't Miss the Parade!!

Floral Parade Proudly Sponsored by Lombardo Companies 

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MICHIGAN PEACH FESTIVAL

OFFICE: Romeo/Washington Chamber of Commerce........ (810) 336-0759

FAX...............................................................…............... (810) 752-2835

OFFICAL WEB SITE....….…………………………..... http://www.mipeachfest.com/

2000 OFFICERS

President ..................................................................Gary Schocke: 752-6633

Vice President ..........................................................Gordon Dorris: 752-3879

Secretary .................................................................. Rich Pfeiffer: 752-6115

Treasurer ................................................................. Conrad Lokanis; 796-2947

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

PEACH QUEEN'S CHAPERONES:

          Ray & Annette Nightingale .………..…………........,........... 739-2l67

          Sue Vagi ...........................................…....…..................... 752-9991

CHILDREN'S PARADE:

          Pam Mann ..................shiver21@home.com..............…….752-9705

FLORAL PARADE:

          Ron & Mindy Rossell ....................................................... 739-9080

NIGHT PARADE (Mummer's Parade) & BED RACES:

          Larry Stefanski ................................................................... 752-1910

ARTISTIC REFLECTIONS ARTS & CRAFT SHOW:

          Karen Ksionzek ................................................................... 752-5545

PEACH FESTIVAL CAR SHOW:

          Diane Nightingale ................................................................ 949-3131

          Ray Nightingale ................................................................... 739-2167

PEACH FESTIVAL FUN RUN;

          Rich Pfeiffer ......................................................................…. 947-8034

PEACH FESTIVAL BROCHURES:

          Joyce Coley .......................................................................... 752-4441              

Photography courtesy of: Joyce Coley

The Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo,

a non-profit organization does not sponsor any event.

This listing is provided as a public service.

LOCAL ORCHARDS

VERELLEN'S Orchard's & Cider mill (The Best home made pies!)

63260 VAN DYKE & 29 Mile Rd. ROMEO (810) 752-2989

BOWERMAN'S FRUIT MART                           

66455 VAN DYKE, WASHINGTON (810) 752-4330       

MILLER'S BIG RED Apple Orchard                   

4900 32 MILE RD., Washington Twp. (810) 752-7888                               

RAPP’S Orchards                                               

63545 VAN DYKE, 29 1/2, WASHINGTON (810) 752-2117

STONEY CREEK Orchard & Cider mill               

2961 32 MILE RD., Bruce Twp. (810) 752-2453

WESTVIEW Orchard's & Cider mill of Romeo

65075 VAN DYKE & 30 Mile Rd. ROMEO (810) 752-3123

VAN'S VALLEY Produce

66745 VAN DYKE, WASHINGTON (810) 752-6002

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