Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne, 7515 Winchester Road, hosted a local fundraiser for the Southwest Fire Fighters Association on Friday, September 11 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The goal of the “Good Old Days” celebration was to raise funds to restore the original 1941 Lafrance Pumper #1 that you may have read about in a recent edition of The Waynedale News. Donations were accepted toward the project. Jason Thackery, head of the Fire Fighters project, was present and pleased to talk to the residents of the Waynedale community about returning the pumper to its original glory.

“We are just getting started and need all the financial support we can get.”

Over 200 attendees including Kingston residents, families, and guests enjoyed 23 Model A cars that were on display compliments of the Old Fort Model A Car Club. Membership and publicity chair, Pam Baxter says “it is our club’s pleasure to share our Model A’s with the community and the residents of Kingston. We enjoy their reminiscing as much as they enjoy seeing the cars. Many of them either owned, were courted in or learned to drive in this type of car.

The weather that evening was beautiful for this annual event and fresh, hot caramel popcorn and creamy ice cream, provided by The Stand, were readily available. Ron Wiegmann of Wiegmann Auctioneers appraised various items such as dolls, dishes, jewelry and figurines. Native American items were on display while strolling musicians entertained those dining on homemade beef stew and biscuits.

Kingston Residence wishes to thank everyone for their support of the Good Old Days festival.

The Waynedale News Staff
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