On June 26, 1999 a surprise 40th birthday party was thrown for Jeff Skonieczny. It was such a beautiful afternoon that day that I decided it was the perfect time to air out the Orchard Inn sign. So Gregg Ponciano and myself strapped it onto the roof of my car and headed 30 miles south down the Garden State Parkway to the party. I even called the New Jersey State Police to make sure we wouldn't get pulled over for hauling such a beast.
It was at this party that Carmen Marsh first hatched the idea of having a neighborhood reunion. I remember it like it was yesterday! Here are a few photo's from that night. This party was the birthplace of The Orchard Inn Reunion. Isn't that pretty cool!