The lovely and spacious grounds of the St. Joseph County Courthouse and adjacent areas in downtown Centreville provided the setting for the two-day festival and its many activities including the mid-afternoon parade that was the wrap-up event.
Saturday’s lineup included a Classic Car Show and an Antique Tractor Show that attracted an impressive array of vehicles and equipment from yesteryear.
Spike & the Bulldogs entertained during the early afternoon hours with songs from the 50’s and 60’s that prompted some ‘Dancin’ in the Street’ – Main Street across from the Courthouse. (Spike_Bulldogs audio clip – :28)
Another highlight of the day was recognition of Centreville’s ‘Citizens of the Year 2010,” Jim and Pat Wragg. Village President Barb Parker presented a plaque and “a certificate for dinner out” to the honorees during a brief ceremony following the performance by Spike & the Bulldogs. (Barb_Parker audio_clip – :21)
Jim is an active member of the Centreville Lions Club, is described as “a wonderful neighbor,” and participates in many activities and events in the community. He has spent countless hours helping to maintain the Little League Fields and donates time and resources to making sure that community organizations, like Little League, are successful.
Pat has worked very closely with the Lions Club on many projects, is an active member of the St. Clare Catholic Church, and participates in many activities through the church. She also works many hours on the Centreville Community Food Bank at the United Methodist Church.
An article in the May issue of Centreville’s ‘Village Voice’ newsletter said, “Jim and Pat Wragg have proven themselves to be caring friends and neighbors to the community. They host many neighborhood gatherings and help those in need, well before being asked.”
The ‘Citizens of the Year’ were also honored by riding in this year’s Covered Bridge Days parade.
Here are several ‘bonus shots’ from Covered Bridge Days: