A Happy 97th Birthday Parade for Jim

April 25, 2020

as posted by Fred Caesar
on Facebook’s “Saxonburg Here for You”,
The Historic Society of Saxonburg, &
The Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Department

Happy 97th Birthday to Jim Stark! Mr. Stark turned 97 on Friday, April 24, but on Saturday his friends celebrated his birthday with a parade outside his home. The Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company led the parade of motorcycles, cars, and pickups, many waving flags and displaying signs with birthday wishes. Jim Stark is a World War II veteran. He was among the men who stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944, as a part of the second wave of D-Day troops. After the war, in 1946, he purchased what was the Helmbold store on West Main Street, where Citizens Bank is now located. He had a grain mill and feed store in the building until 1962. Best wishes and thank you for your service to our country and your years of supplying area residents with farm and various other supplies.

Jim’s 13-year old great-granddaughter
Payton Whipkey on a hoverboard

See more photos at the above Facebook & other links!

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Last revised 5/9/20

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