Nicholson Bustles on Bridge Day


What better way to tour Nicholson on Bridge Day than by horse and carriage? Steve Tourje of Golden Heart Carriage Services holds the reins (top) as driver Dorothy Cleary prepares to take another group of visitors around town on Sunday.

Photos by Rick Hiduk

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Longtime Nicolson residents Pam Harvey (left) and Trish Deacon (right) enjoy Bridge Day with family members Dalton Deacon (second from left) and Bill Deacon.

Representing Wyoming County Special Needs are board president Chad Kneisel (left) and associate director Jackie Simmons.

Tempting passersby with maple-based products are Lisa Burke (left) and her mom, Mary Lou Eimers.

Visiting from Brooklyn, Susquehanna County and Lake Ariel, Wayne County, respectively are Marie Turner (left) and Laura Davis.

Enjoying corn on the cob and steamed clams prepared at the Nicholson Fire Company are (from left) Jillian, Liam and Michael Billets of nearby Hop Bottom.

Nicholson Fire Company personnel and patrons on Sunday included (from left) Dave Bowman, Rick Lochen, Scott Aylesworth and Mark Lewis.

Selling raffle tickets for Lackawanna Trail High School are (from left) Karen Halter, varsity football players Johnny Halter and Cole Choplosky, and John Halter.

Tunkhannock woodworker Gerard Beauchaene (left) of Pop Pop’s Toys scored a sale with Rebecca and Ben Stine of Hop Bottom.

Telling visitors the story of the Tunkhannock Viaduct Bridge at Nicholson and the history of the Lackawanna Railroad on Sunday were train conductor Bob Frey and Pheobe Snow, better know as Mary Frey of Rome, Bradford County.

Exhibiting lop-eared bunnies were Matthew Meyers, holding a velveteen lop named Moon, and Rob Santarelli of Country Cove Rabbitry.

The Nicholson Food Pantry booth had a bunch of helpers, including (from left) Beth Heuer, Bev Houser, Jan Mauricio, and Zoey Dubois.

Lea Taylor of Falls gets in on the magic clown act with her children Julianna and Wyatt.

Staffing the quilt raffle for The First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson are (from left) Leslie Bullock, Elaine Mackey, and Lori Mackey.

Marion Sweet (right) of the Nicholson Heritage Association shares some information and sells a coffee mug to Robert Sturdevant and Kayla Sturdevant of Nicholson.

Welsh cookies are a staple at the Nicholson United Methodist Church booth, and Harriette Morden (right) insists they hold up in the freezer. Helping her on Sunday were Paula Shupp (left) and Dan Morden.

Selling raffle tickets to Kathy Wilbur (left) to raise funds for Nicholson Masonic Lodge #438 were (continuing from left) Mark Walter, Mark Walter II, and Liam Walter.

A pet goat named Piper made plenty of friends on Bridge Day, along with his human companion, Penny Lynette.

Manning the grill for St. Patrick’s Church of Nicholson was Mark Whitehead, under the watchful eye of Deacon Paul Brojack.

Emily and her friends share what they like about Bridge Day with a reporter from WNEP.

Kathy MacNamara of Dunmore tries on hats on Main Street, Nicholson.

Additional random crowd shots by Rick Hiduk:





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