Big fun at old-fashioned day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

SHELBY – Brandon and Brylee Christiaansen of Medina peek through the cutouts of carnival characters at today’s Old Tyme Day celebration at the East Shelby Community Bible Church. The two are smiling at their parents, Brian and Lisa Christiaansen.

A big crowd turned out today for the annual celebration, when more a few thousand people are treated to pie, hot dogs, horse-drawn wagon rides and other old-fashioned fun – all for a suggested donation of a penny.

Jacob Klotzbach, 22, of Batavia aims a gum ball through a sling shot and tries to hit a giant Goliath.

Lilah Mordell, 4, of Oakfield rides a horse led by Ashley Covel of the town of Alabama.

Abby Shaw, one of Santa’s helpers, poses with the Jolly Ole’ Elf at the Old Tyme Celebration. Santa was happy to pose for photos.

Doug Fairbanks of Forestville leads two draft horses in a wagon ride.

Rylen Michaels, 8, of Batavia works with Tim Trombley at the blacksmith shop.

Sadie Pask, 9 months old, is held by her mother Heidi, who was singing with a church group. Sadie’s grandfather, Erik Olsen, is pastor of the East Shelby Community Bible Church.

Another group, including Erik Olsen at left, sings during one of the musical performances during today’s celebration.

The church lined some of the roads by the festival grounds with a series of sayings, including this one. All of the quotes ended with Burma-Shave. The company was famous about a century ago for its roadside advertising.