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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is Monday May 27. This federally recognized holiday is to remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their county. Memorial Day started after the Civil War in 1878 to decorate the graves of those who lost their lives in the war. The story behind the artificial red poppy sold across America. In the early 1900’s American humanitarian Moina Michael wrote ‘And now the Torch and Poppy Red, we wear in honor of our dead.” Moina campaigned to make the poppy a symbol of remembrance of those who had died in the war. How does your family show their respect for the men and women who serve our country. Let Memorial Day be more than a day for barbeques and campfires, let Memorial Day stay a somber day to gives thanks to those who chose to make the ultimate sacrifice and serve their country. We can never thank them enough for all they are and have done for us.

In honor of all those who served and are currently serving their country, the city of Brook Park in cooperation with the American Legion Post 610 will be hosting a parade. Kicking off the parade at 10a.m will be post 610 with Joe Humenik leading the way. The parade will leave the Brookgate Shopping Plaza heading south on Smith Road. After a right turn on Sylvia Drive the parade will end at Kennedy Park. In tradition, there is a solemn celebration in remembrance. Our United States Flag is quickly raised to the top of the pole, then solemnly lowered to half-mast. At noon, service members will raise the flag in honor and remembrance of those who have gone before them and those still currently serving their county. It is with great respect that we at Humenik Funeral Chapel would like to thank each and every one of you who have made the sacrifice or have a family member who has served their country. Let’s spend the day with family and bring the kids to the Brook Park Memorial Day Parade and together show the community that we respect and honor those who have served their country. Happy Memorial Day from our family to yours. Don’t forget to thank a veteran!

See you along the parade route, remember the parade starts at 10 a.m. leaving from the Brookgate Shopping Plaza and is ending at Kennedy Park.

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Island Time!

Be ready to set sail with us again in July as board the Jet Express and travel to Put-In-Bay. Boarding will begin at 8:15 AM on July 18th for a 830 departure. When we arrive at Put-In-Bay you are free to roam the island at your own pace. Will you rent a golf cart, moped, or bicycle to explore all the island has to offer. The Jet Express will drop us off in downtown Put-In-Bay located within walking distance of Put-In-Bay golf cart rentals, Delaware Golf Carts, and Boathouse Cart and Bike rental. During your trip to the island be sure to check out Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. On a clear day you will have beautiful views atop this 352 foot monument. If you look to the North you might even be able to spot Canada. The cost is $10 per person to enter the Monument. If heights are not for you, how about going underground? With a trip to the Heineman’s Winery you can step foot in the worlds largest geode. The cost of the tour is only $8 and this includes a tour of the winery. Have you ever wondered how your favorite wine was made? Find out in this 30 minute guided tour. At the end of the tour you will receive a token for a FREE glass of wine! Are you feeling adventurous? Why not see Put-In-Bay from above. For $40 per person 2 passenger minimum you can take to the skies. You will see the beautiful bird’s-eye view of the island. Even though we are on island time be sure to meet back at the Jet Express by 7:45PM. for an 8PM departure. We will arrive back home at 10 PM. Total trip cost is only $70.00! WHAT A DEAL!!!

Set Sail in Erie PA!

Come set sail with us as we travel to Erie PA to board the Victorian Princess riverboat cruise June 10, 2019. We will start our day with boarding at Humenik Funeral Chapel at 7:45AM. Once we arrive in Erie PA our first destination is a tour of the Presque Isle Lighthouse. From here we will travel to the Victorian Princess riverboat and set sail. The Victorian Princess is an authentic paddle wheel boat cruising beautiful Presque Isle Bay. While on board we will have a catered lunch. After the cruise we will be on our way to Pulakos Chocolate shop founded in 1889. Four generations of the Pulakos family have kept George Pulakos’s dream alive. Next stop…Mason Farms Farmers Market. Mason Farms offers some or Erie’s best homegrown produce. Wine anyone? How about a trip to Penn Shore Winery. While at the winery we have a selection of 6 different wines to sample and another sample of your choice. Penn Shore Vineyards obtained one of the first two limited winery licenses issued by the state of Pennsylvania in 1968 and began crushing grapes in September 1969. They first opened the doors to the winery in April of 1970.If you’re into the art of wine making, Penn Shore offers self-guided tours through the winery detailing the whole wine making process from start to finish. If the tour is not for you, feel free to relax on the back patio with your friends where you can feel free to share and enjoy a bottle of wine in the midst of luscious grape vineyards. Our last stop of the day will be to Presque Isle Downs and Casino. Will you go all in and bring home the jackpot? Our expected return time will be 8:30 PM. All this for the low price of $85 per person.

Mother’s Day

Mothers Day is Sunday May 12th. Did you know mothers day became and official holiday in 1914. The tradition of honoring mothers dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The modern holiday to celebrate mothers day was initiated by Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna conceived the idea of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Think back to your childhood how many hard times did you put your mother through. Looking back I can think of many headaches I caused my mother. Taking a day to step back from our busy schedule and call mom can mean a lot. Take mom out for dinner or bring her some flowers. If you can’t see your mom on mothers day, why not give her a call and see how she is doing. Mothers are always there for their children, lets be there for mom on Mothers Day to remind her how much she means to us.

We at Humenik Funeral Chapel want to wish all mothers a Happy Mothers Day!

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday June 16th. Fathers day became a national day to honor fathers in 1972, that’s 58 yeas after Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day a holiday. Father’s Day did not kick off like Mothers Day because many men thought the holiday was a commercial gimmick for local companies to sell more product. During the Great Depression marketers tried to make Father’s Day a second Christmas for fathers with gifts such as neckties, pipes and tobacco. It was not until 1972 when Richard Nixon signed the proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday that people across America started celebrating Father’s Day as a holiday.

How will you spend Father’s Day this year? Maybe take dad out for dinner or sit back and watch a game together. However you choose to spend fathers day is the best way. Take a day to spend time with dad and remind him how much he means to you. To all the dads near and far we want to wish you a happy Father’s Day.