2020 Feature Peekskill History

Senior Peekskill Day in Jupiter, Florida

Before Peekskill became a city in 1940, it was the largest village in the country.  That small village feel is something palpable here, evidenced by the way Peekskill people love to connect even when they are in another state.

Peekskill Day in February has been running since the 1980’s at Carlin Park on the Atlantic Ocean in Jupiter, Florida.  Dick and Eileen Baisley are the organizers and other familiar faces there last Thursday were George and Diana Rohr, Don “Spanky” MacLennon, Leonard “Doc” DiBart, reports Bill Schmidt. Turnout has diminished over time as a lot of the older attendees have passed away or are immobile. About 60 people went this year, but in the past some 200 people attended, said Schmidt.

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Peekskill snowbirds hibernating in Florida for the winter are, left to right,  Barbara and Pat Matwiejec. Bill Schmidt, Ginny George Cummings and her husband Ed.
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