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In Years Past

August 17, 2014

In 1914, the Villenova picnic, held Friday at the old stand, Deckers Grove, lived up to its former reputation of being one of the largest and most enjoyable picnics held in the county. Villenova picnic was held under the auspices of the Villenova Historical Society and started out as a big picnic fourteen years previously and had been growing in size and interest ever since. Decker's Grove was a beautifully located place for a gathering of this kind. It lay level and was a piece of nearly virgin forest, cleared only sufficient for the purposes of a picnic gathering.



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