on Friday 16 June 2006
by Rudy Spatarella author list
in content > Society related

On June 11th 2006 members of the Stillwater Historical Society and visitors shared a happy gathering to celebrate the coming of spring and harvest of strawberries. As usual members of the society led by President Michael Wiley spent Saturday picking the ripened fruit. The Sunday event lasted three hours from 1:00 to 4:00 PM during which time other members were hard at work preparing and serving the delicious fruit. There was a very good turnout despite the chilly weather. Many familiar Stillwater residents came to support the effort making the event a financial success. It is inspiring to witness the hard work of members in conducting this event, which is performed with smiles of good will and cordiality. Congratulations are in order to all who contributed their work and talents.

That air of good will prevailed among the visitors who were entertained by Don Thoenig playing his guitar while encouraging visitors to sing-a-long. Children and adults were delighted with his rendition of “Puff the Magic Dragon” and other diversified songs.



Historical Society Officers, Mike Wiley and Rudy Spatarella talk serious business before the festival begins


Una Lee Williams warmly greets everyone!


Society Members Chris Petrullo, Edie Lambert and Carolyn Celli are perfecting the strawberry deserts


The children approve!


A good time is had by all! Don Thoenig puts a smile on everyones face!


Crunch time, we need more strawberries... fast! Carolyn Celli, Jan Wiley and Bob Gra bowsky jump in to slice more berries


Don Thoenig and Rudy Spatarella sing "Cigarettes, Whusky and Wild, Wild Women"


Don Thoenig and Kermit of course! The kids are having a blast!


Kermit is irresistible!


Speaking of irresistible!


Special thanks goes out to Don Thoenig and Una Lee Williams. They truely made it a memorable day!