Vienna celebrates Home Day

VIENNA — Wanting to showcase the township’s history and bring families together for the end of summer, organizers held the annual Vienna Home Day on Saturday.

Since 2011, members of the community have come together to celebrate the township with tours of the cemetery, games, activities and displays by local organizations and groups.

Pam Klinger, one of the event organizers, said the four-hour event is held near the center gazebo.

“This brings our families together for a chance to see one another and meet with local groups and organizations in Vienna. It’s an end of summer celebration before the kids go back to school,” Klinger said.

A parade from Mathews High School to the center kicked off the festivities.

Local Girl Scouts, churches and the Vienna Historical Society set up informational displays. There was also a chance for self-guided tours of the cemetery.

Pam Clower with the historical society said the display has memorabilia on the township’s history.

“People ask me about what we are displaying,” she said.

Jill Pegg of the historical society said people could walk through the cemetery and look for certain images, symbols and iconography on the markers, including flowers, an urn, birds, an angel, hands and a lamb.

Hayleigh Ellis of Vienna, who was walking through the cemetery with family, was able to find many of the items on the gravestones.

Police Chief Bob Ludt said the police department provided information on the Trumbull County “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign being held through Labor Day weekend.

Kevin Kuriatnyk, Safe Communities Grant coordinator with Fowler Police Department, said the U.S. Transportation Administration is teaming up with local law enforcement for extra safety through Sept. 2

He said the campaign coincides with Labor Day weekend, which is one of the deadliest times of the year with drunken driving fatalities. Statistics indicate motorists and motorcyclists are involved in fatal crashes at higher rates during summer months and around the Labor Day holiday.