Leroy's Old Home Day, which will be held today, is a great opportunity to renew acquaintances and visit with neighbors while celebrating the holiday. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in the activities, view the crafts and have a fun-filled day, along with lots of delicious food.

This year, the Old Home Day celebration will be dedicated to Raymond "Red" Holcomb. Red and his wife, Jean, were long time members of the Leroy community. Red was active in the upkeep of the community grounds and could be found at the Nail Pounding booth at the Old Home Day.

There will be a 5K run to kick off this year's Old Home Day celebration. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m.

A highlight of the day is the parade featuring floats, novelties and bicycles decorated with patriotic theme. Ted and Karen Tomlinson will line up participants at 12:30 p.m. on Mitstifer Loop. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and proceed from Mitstifer Loop to Mill Street, onto the LeRoy Community Association ground and circle the ball field. Cash prizes are as follows: Floats, $50, $30, $20, $10 and $6 to all others; Novelties, $30, $20, $10, and $6 to all others; and Bikes, $20, $10, and $4 to all others. Bikes must be decorated.

The Golf "Closest to the Pin" Tournament will get under way at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best chip shot closest to the pin.

An auction of merchandise donated by area businesses and families will be auctioned by Auctioneer Ed Pepper beginning at 10:30 a.m. There are always great items, great deals and Ed and Pam always do a great job.

The traditional homemade dinner is a great deal with either roast pork or barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato, macaroni or spaghetti salads, dinner roll, homemade desert and beverage. Complete dinners are $7 (seniors $6 and children under 12, $5). Also, hot dogs and drinks can be purchased in the concession stand.

The LeRoy Heritage Museum will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There have been some big changes since last year and an expansion of the displays at the museum. Come check out what work has been done.

Two great prizes - an Amish crafted glider and rocking chair will be auctioned. Tickets (one for $1 or six for $5) Tickets will be available all day at the Old Home Day. The drawing will be held at approximately at 3 p.m.

Throughout the day, you may purchase memorial bricks to commemorate a loved one, your family or a group. Dina Palmer Wascher will be happy to assist you. The bricks are only $30 each or two for $50.

There will be several games as the popular Dime Pitch, Duck Race etc. along with face painting.

Come out to Leroy's Old Home Day and celebrate July 4 with your neighbors and former residents.