PHOTOS: 20 Years ago this month in Wallingford - June 1999

PHOTOS: 20 Years ago this month in Wallingford - June 1999

WALLINGFORD — Twenty years ago this month in Wallingford included many annual seasonal traditions – graduations, the Holy Trinity Bazaar and wrapping up the school year. 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church held its 7th annual Strawberry Festival to raise money for the church. 

Area businesses took advantage of Jerry Riotte’s exercise endeavor, delivering lunches for 3 Corners Take Out Deli on his large tricycle. He told the Record-Journal that his doctor told him to do more exercise, so that’s what he did. 

James Meehan was gearing up for the summer season as the new owner of LJ’s Ice Cream Plus & Expresso Bar. 

The state Department of Agriculture awarded local farmers David and Kristen Footit withe Dairy of Station award for maintaining top-quality status in milk and farm upkeep for three years in a row. The family tended to about 300 dairy cows on the farm, milking about 130 cows per day. 

What else was going on in June 1999? 

In movies, “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” hit theaters along with Disney’s animated “Tarzan,” the Adam Sandler comedy “Big Daddy” and “South Park: The Movie.” 

Pop music charts featured “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez, “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin, “No Scrubs” by TLC, “Where My Girls At?” by 720, Pearl Jam’s cover of “Last Kiss” and “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.