Originated in 1963...
Romy's was built by DuWayne Romenesko, his father, Walter and with the assistance of Berg and Henn Construction Company. The first wedding held at Romy's was April 1, 1964. In the early years, Romy's also held roller skating and teen dances in the main hall on Sunday afternoons.
In October of 1967, DuWayne and Evelyn took sole ownership. Along with their four children (Gary, Keith, Rick and Dawn) working hard at their sides, Romy's became a flourishing family business. In October of 1994, Romy's Nitingale incorporated with Gary, Keith and Dawn. DuWayne and Evelyn retired and the children continue to operate the business.
Sadly, on January 22, 2003, Gary passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Gary will be fondly remembered for his generosity and strength of character. His sense of humor, caring and compassion for others - despite the challenges he faced - is an inspiration to many. When we think of Gary, we remember the love he shared and how he made a difference in the world to so many people. We will always remember him dearly.
Numerous functions are held at Romy's...
One of the most popular is Polka Fest held every Fourth of July weekend. Romy's donates the facility which is hosted by Altrusa Club and all proceeds are returned to the community to benefit child abuse programs.
Romy's Nitingale will continue the tradition of good food combined with friendly family atmosphere, with Keith Romensko and Dawn Balthazor as your hosts.