By Dee Ryan – If you remember Master Photo, then you’ll remember Bob Pugh. He owned the photo shop, with his brother Andy for 27 years. Bob is now part of the great sales staff at Jack Demmer Ford. He met Mr. Demmer when he was in high school and worked at the Wayne Music Center. Bob graduated from Wayne High in 1974. Oh yes—does it surprise you to know—he was the school photographer? Except for 2 jobs, all his work history has involved some form of photography. He’s lived in Wayne all his life, growing up on Chestnut St.. Bob and his wife Julie, have been married for 28 years. They have four children—Dave, Tim, Laura and Mark.
Recently they took a spectacular trip to Wyoming. They stayed in Jackson, which is in the area known as Jackson Hole. They toured Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and he encourages everyone to do the same, especially in winter, when it’s so beautiful.
The family is very involved with their church—Trinity Presbyterian in Plymouth. Bob and son, David, have gone on missions for the church—to New Orleans and in 2006 to the Central Africa Republic. The Evangelical Church of Africa has a compound there, which Trinity Presbyterian supports. The compound was built for 300, but now, because of violence and other causes, it has grown to 1800 people.
Tim Pugh has been Bat Boy for the Tigers for 7 years. His brother Mark is also a Tiger Bat Boy. He’s been with the Tigers for 5 years.
It was really good seeing Bob Pugh—I must confess I feel a twinge of nostalgia every time I pass the old Master Photo shop on Newburgh—we had many family pictures developed there.
And what, you may ask, happened to Bob Pugh’s brother, Andy? He’s now the Pastor of Wayne’s Cross Pointe Community Church.
Although the crowd was small—six inches of snow and a fierce wind on March 12, kept many members of Wayne’s 100 Club at home, but the lunch was delicious and the speaker was well received.
Cheryl, who describes herself as ‘passionate’ on the subject, gave a spirited and informative talk about the Arc of Northwest Wayne County and its goals.
The Arc advocates for the rights and full participation of children and adults with intellectual and development disabilities.
The Arc can be reached at (734) 729-9100.
I tell everyone Wayne 100 Club is the easiest club to belong to. You never have to attend meetings or sign up for ‘duties’. You send in $100.00 and attend an excellent luncheon. That’s it! The monies help those in our community who need emergency help.
Grant Chairman Dave Carpenter listed some of the grants: children’s eyeglasses; a child’s meds; a child with cancer and 3 months to live; plus those needing emergency help with utilities. The Wayne 100 Club also helps St. Mary Outreach Center and Ed McMurray’s “Friends Helping Friends.”
If you would like to join—you can get an application at the 29th District Courthouse on Sims.
Wayne’s Historical Society will present “The History of Wayne Wire Cloth.” They bill the program as a retrospective of an Iconic Wayne Industry. Wire Cloth is another name for iron mesh. Wayne Wire Cloth started in 1919. It made car filters. The plant was located behind the present Arby’s.
The program will be at the Historical Museum—April 10th at 7:30.