The old-fashioned community potluck in Troy Sept. 28 drew a crowd of 68, including the guest of honor, Bud Johnson, whose 94th birthday gave rise to the idea of a get-together.
Among the guests were old and new neighbors, from across the road as well as from Eden Bench, Bartlett, Flora, Joseph and Clarkston, Wash.
Some were also well-wishers from as far away as New Jersey, who were touring the area and took the well-advertised occasion to come and meet Johnson. More than one expressed the sentiment, "I hope I'm this fit when I'm that age."
All of the Troy School's students and staff were also present.
It was a good thing that everyone showed up because the amount of food spread out over three large tables called for a lot of hungry mouths.
After the crowd sang the obligatory "Happy Birthday," Bud cut the cake and gave a brief speech.
That was followed by some music, with a squeezebox, a harmonica and a fiddle present.
The group dispersed after dark, expressing the wish to get together again real soon.