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Vienna Home Day returns to center

VIENNA — Local families gathered for an afternoon of fun, entertainment and games during the annual Vienna Home Day.

”It’s a family day for people to come together and enjoy food and music. There is something for adults and children,” Pam Klinger, event organizer, said.

Vienna Home Day was held each summer for many years and then discontinued until 2011. Klinger said Home Day was started up again in 2011 to 2013 and then due to construction of sewerlines at the center was not held for a few years until this year.

The event kicked off with a parade with the local school band and youth groups from Mathews High School to the center, where there were bounce house, food stands, games and other activities. Local candidates set up tables to meet the residents.

The Vienna Historical Society had a display set up in the center gazebo.

Christine Novicky, president of the society, said the day lets the group share the local history of the schools, churches, townships, police and fire and local organizations and groups. There were photos, drawings and cemetery maps.

”We get to show what we have collected and been given over the years and speak to people. This lets us promote the local history of Vienna from the days of the one-room school houses to centralized schools to the current school system,” she said.

Trustee Heidi Brown said she was glad the event had come back and that it receives community involvement.

Alison Cox and her son Landon Cox, 12, of Brookfield, came to the event.

“We came here when he was really little and we wanted to have something nice to do for the day. My friend told me about Vienna Home Day. We wanted to be here and support the community,” Alison Cox said.

Brian Ruddy of Second To None Cafe in Vienna said the event was a great opportunity to allow people to get to know him and his business.

”Every community needs to have their own special day where everyone in the community can come together,” he said.

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