On The Light Side
Apr. 13, 1989
ELMWOOD, Neb. (AP) _ The marriage of Lou and Suzan Allgayer got off to a rolling start.
The couple, co-managers and now co-owners of the Flying Wheels Roller Skating Center, tied the knot at the rink Tuesday night while wearing roller skates.
The 48-year-old bride, dressed in a skating skirt custom-designed for the wedding, rolled to the middle of the rink towing her 71-year-old father, Charles Buckley, who had strapped on skates for the first time in 15 years.
Waiting at the candlelit altar were Lou, 55, the attendants and the Rev. Tom Sahl - all wearing skates.
The wedding party stood on carpet strips as Sahl conducted the ceremony so ''we wouldn't roll around so much,'' said the minister, a novice skater.
After Sahl pronounced them married, the couple celebrated their third marriage each by skating arm-and-arm around the rink.
MONROE, Mass. (AP) - A $400 gift of stock to a tiny schoolhouse a quarter century ago has swelled to $16,000, providing all nine pupils at the school with swimming lessons, a computer and a microscope, among other things.
''Without it, we wouldn't have a lot of enrichment,'' said Sandra Goodermote, principal and one of two teachers at the four-room elementary school and kindergarten in the town of 140 people in northwestern Massachusetts near the Vermont border.
The fund was set up in 1963 by a local businessman, Paul Hodgdon, who donated 200 shares of stock in the Deerfield Glassine Co.
The mill has since closed, Hodgdon has died and the stock has been sold, but the fund, which earns more than $1,000 yearly in a bank account, lives on in the videocassette recorder, trips to Boston and other educational frills it continues to buy for the 53-year-old schoolhouse, which also serves as the town hall and library.
Monroe was founded in 1822 along the Deerfield River, which attracted the paper mill that made glassine windows for envelopes until it closed in 1984. The mill was the only industry in the town.