2021 Homecoming Celebration a Resounding Success

This was a real “Community Effort” led by KILA.

Starting with the First Annual KILA Fish Fry on Friday (BIG thanks to Jennifer & Joel) and Frank (of Frank & Dean) for entertaining. Over 100 diners enjoyed the fried perch, sides, and desert prepared by KILA volunteers. It was so well accepted, that we await the 2nd annual Fish Fry.

Friday night crowd listening to “Frank” and awaiting Perch dinner
“Perch Fryers” Mike Reeve & Joel Byer

Then on Saturday:

  • The Parade with lots of “floats”, cars, village officials, Parade Marshals Chris Ashley & Jackie Taylor, and the Edison Chargers Marching Band of 75 Middle & High School students. Thanks Tom for organizing a memorable parade and to Lake Erie Shores & Islands (LESI) for a sponsoring grant.
  • Pie Contest with 14 entries (Thanks Vicki)
  • Island Singers – National Anthem
  • The Edison Marching Band concert
  • Fat City Band who played all afternoon keeping spirits high
  • Kid’s games, Twinkie eating, and Marshmallow golf (thanks Janet)
  • The Beer Slide (thanks Dave & Leslie)
  • Bounce Castle (Thanks Jim Z)
  • Great food (Thanks Jim & crew) & beverages (thanks Frank & crew)
  • Booths: local organizations & craft vendors (Thanks Eric),

2021 KILA Homecoming prize winners:


  • 1st: Jones Reunion
  • 2nd: Ellie Kane-“Treasure Island Day”
  • 3rd: Steve Hanigosky – “Putt Putt”

Pie Contest:

  • 1st:  June Campbell
  • 2nd: Morgan Barlage
  • 3rd: Virginia Coyne
  • Like Grandma’s:  Kiki Arnold
  • Most Original: Mandy Barlage

KILA Raffle:

  • Kelly (Schnittker) Sims: Grand Prize $2500
  • Shelly Cousino: $1000
  • Jeremy Grimes: $500
  • Joe Cordaro: $250
  • Kevin Brown: $100

KILA Member door prize (Franklin Sanitation septic tank pumpout):

  • Randy & Jan Garner

Overall Winners: Everyone who participated in Homecoming
Thanks to the many local businesses and KILA volunteers who made this all happen. And thanks to all who attended Homecoming making this a great success.

Edison High School Marching Band along Lakeshore Dr.
KILA Parade Marshals Chris Ashley & Jackie Taylor
Ned Williams & Todd Hanes “Grill Masters” for lunch
KILA Raffle Grand Prize winner Kelly Sims with her children and parents Paul & Carol Schnittker. A real KI connection