Labor Day tradition includes celebrating a 90th birthday

For most of the last 20 years Bruce Pierini and Wayne Anderson of 25th Street have hosted a Labor Day barbecue and potluck party for their friends and neighbors.

This year about 35 neighbors were able to attend, in spite of temperatures over the weekend above 100 degrees. This was reported to be the largest turnout since the tradition started. A huge heritage oak tree in the back yard provided an abundance of shade.

The two hosts cooked several racks of pork ribs and chicken as the main entrees. Neighbors brought a variety of salads, side dishes, beverages and desserts, including a birthday cake to celebrate Alan Wade’s 90th birthday.

As an example of how long this tradition has lasted, young kids on the block when it began are now grown up and starting their own families and traditions.

By Craig McCulloch Viewpoint Staff



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