Singin' in the Rain on Northland Ave

Parade Grand Marshal Jane

Neither rain nor wind nor more rain would keep the folks of Northland Ave. (south of Hilliard) down for their Annual Summer Block Party. This year, the Block kicked off events with the parade of decorated bikes following our street's Grand Marshal (and elder stateswoman) Jane, who has walked this earth for 93 years.

The day's events included neighborhood putt-putt (where each household could create one hole of a giant putt-putt course that people could play throughout the day), Olympic-inspired games for kids and adults, tons of great food and an evening capped off with the rock and roll duet of neighbors Gary and Linda performing music from the 50's on up (the twins Christopher and Kent performed with them for a song, as well) .

Special guests included our Ward Councilperson Tom Bullock and the Observer's own Jim O'Bryan and his teeny-tiny Isetta. Northland neighbors would like to thank many local vendors who donated food and wonderful prizes; vendors included Roman Fountain, Cox Cable, AAA Gas Supply, 7-11, the Beer Engine, Carabel Hair Salon, Family Video, Cleveland Zoo, and The Great Lakes Theater Festival. A great time was had by all as we wound down this wonderful summer on Northland Ave.

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Volume 4, Issue 17, Posted 9:05 PM, 08.14.2008