Bikes, trikes, wagons, strollers and even a few joggers made their way down Lomond from Gridley Triangle to Sussex in the second year of the 4th of July Bike Parade. Did you know that three Lomond/Sussex moms put this event together? Leah Nowak, Allison Barnard and Melissa Kalan saw a video of parades from the 70s last year and decided to revive that tradition. Organizing, promoting and arranging all the details (including the Swenson’s and Hawaiian Ice food trucks).
Of course, they reached out to others to help make the day. Thanks go to Alyssa Porter, Lomond resident who works with Shaker Rec, for bringing lawn games. The Shaker firetruck and firefighters welcomed the riders to Sussex Triangle. And, of course, the SHPD provided the parade escort.
What a great night! 75+ people gathered at the Lomond Association Wine Social on Friday, 10/27 at The Dealership. Cheers to seeing friends, meeting new ones and creating the spark for greater community engagement. Starting with about $300 raised for Lomond School from the silent auction and gift basket raffle!
As the photos show, many of our city councilpersons, school board members and candidates for office showed their commitment to Lomond by joining us, as did Fire Chief Patrick Sweeney and Police Commander Mike Rowe.
Special thanks go to Vito Federici of Slice of Life Catering and Melanie Pinkney of Take a Quick Break Catering for donating amazing silent auction items. And John Thayer of Acoustic Therapy Inc. for his great music.
And, to Melissa Kalan, mastermind of the event, and the many others who gave of their time, talent and donations, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you. Cheers!