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Cylinder Celebrates In Style

By Staff | Aug 10, 2010
A Grand Day - Phyllis Kane reigned as Grand Marshal of the Cylinder Quasquicentennial Parade on Saturday. -- Jane Whitmore photo
Free BBQ - Many gathered under the tent (below) for the Friday night barbecue hosted by the families of former Cylinder businesses Sweeney’s Hwy Market and Wally’s DX. -- Lori Hall photo

Phyllis Kane reigned as Grand Marshal of the Cylinder Quasquicentennial Parade on Saturday. She says she is the oldest Cylinder resident and she has made Cylinder her home for 63 years. Phyllis was 88 years young last week and her family celebrated after the parade.

“I was really humbled by the honor,” said Phyllis. “This has been a great town to live in. I go to the Post Office every morning for coffee and they check if I miss a day. They take really good care of everyone here.”

“Raising Kane’s” was the family float theme for Cylinder’s Centennial 25 years ago. “We’re still raising Kanes,” said Phyllis. “We have lots of little ones.”

The Kane family also enjoyed the ecumenical church service on Sunday, followed by another birthday party for Phyllis at her daughter’s home.    

It was a time for family and friends during Cylinder’s weekend Quasquicentennial Celebration. Many gathered under the tent for the Friday night barbecue hosted by the families of former Cylinder businesses Sweeney’s Hwy Market and Wally’s DX.