Labor Day at the island has been a Morrisville tradition for many, many years. This year was special however, because Morrisville was celebrating its 200th anniversary. So along with all the other activities, such as the car show and the tribute to the 1955 Morrisville Little League Worlds Series Champions, the Island was bustling with activity all day long.
The early crowd stopping by the Morrisville 200 booth to get their tee shirts and a chance for a hot air balloon ride. And yes, that is Carol Slack in the center.
It's great to see the Morrisville community spirit is alive and well. And our thanks go out to people like Ruth, Kathy and Eileen for doing their part.
Historian and playwright Joe Doyle was on hand to discuss Morrisville history and his play "The Man Who Bought a Country." The play was presented on a regular schedule this summer, but if you missed it, you can still buy the CD by contacting the Actors' NET at 635 N. Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville.
And of course the Rotary boys were there promoting Morrisville community spirit.
Get a good look at these guys, they might save your life some day. As always the Morrisville fireman were here in full force demonstrating their readiness to take on any and all emergencies. So please support these guys whenever you can. Remember, they are volunteers, they do it for the community.
The crowd came and went all afternoon, and the Morrisville old timers were bumping into old friends and classmates they may not have seen many years.
Pauly, keep your hands to yourself
Hey, there's Mike and Linda
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Weidel Realtors making a presence
It was a great day for the Morrisville kids of all ages.
There were displays on Morrisville history, and Jim Murry along with his wife Jane, was there to sign copies of his book on Morrisville history. Jim's two books are a must for any Morrisville household.
Horse and buggy rides were available
But one of the main events was the little league game commemorating the 1955 champion team
Several generations of Morrisville ball players have played baseball on the Island