Leroy's annual Old Home Days
LEROY - Good weather helped make the attendance good at Leroy's annual Old Home Days, which was held on Wednesday.
"We sold out of everything early this year at the event, including raffle tickets and food," said Tracy Whitehead, a member of the Leroy Community Association, which runs the event.
Ron Kirby, a member of the association's board of directors, estimated that a concession stand operated by the association sold 500 roast pork and barbecued chicken meals.
Old Home Days also included a parade, an auction, a 5K run, crafts vendors, games, tours of the Leroy Heritage Museum and more.
Former Sullivan County Commissioner Ted Saul said he and his wife created a float to promote breast cancer awareness for the parade. He said his wife, Julia, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, but is now cancer-free.
Saul said his father-in-law, Dean Palmer, has a seasonal home in the Leroy area, and had done work on the Community Association Building, including installing a new roof and refurbishing its floor. The association's baseball field is named after Mr. Palmer.
There were 69 participants in the 5K run, which was won by 17-year-old Brooks Gleckner of Canton.
Casey Norton, 17, of Troy was the top female finisher.
This year's Old Home Days was dedicated to Raymond "Red" Holcomb, who was the volunteer grounds keeper for the association and who passed away this spring.
Old Home Days is a fundraiser for the Leroy Community Association, which is the non-profit organization. The association owns the grounds on which the event is held.
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