This Week in Local History: Ball game, community cleanups, library party in past news


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



1968 Abington Heights Comets co-captains were Steve Brady and John Choyka.


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From left, Robert LeRoy held a bag open for fellow Cub Scout Matt Mumford during a clean-up day at the Waverly Community House in 1978.


Abington Journal file photos

Children enjoyed the entertainment at a party on April 17, 1988 at the Dalton Community Library. ‘Obviously having fun’ was the headline accompanying this photo in the April 20, 1988edition of the Abington Journal.


Abington Journal file photos

1968 — The Abington Heights Comets defeated the Dunmore Bucks 4-3. The Comets’ top hitters were Bob Hopon, 3 for 3; Don Adams, 2 for 3 and Bob Smith, 1 for 2. Co-captains at the time were Steve Brady, two-year letter winner, pitcher and senior, and John Choyka, also a senior, outfield and three-year letter winner.

1978 — Community clean-ups were top news in the Abingtons, with Waverly, Dalton and South Abington Township events announced on the front page. Youngsters Robert LeRoy and Matt Mumford, Cub Scouts from Pack 152, were featured in a photograph as the bagged trash outside the Waverly Community House.

1988 — The Dalton Community Library hosted a party for its young patrons, featuring the magic of Damien the Magician and the antics of JoJo the Clown. The fun was topped off with face painting and balloon animals. A photo of the smiling youngsters was prominently featured at the top of the Journal’s front page.

1968 Abington Heights Comets co-captains were Steve Brady and John Choyka.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0420-1968.jpg1968 Abington Heights Comets co-captains were Steve Brady and John Choyka. Abington Journal file photos

From left, Robert LeRoy held a bag open for fellow Cub Scout Matt Mumford during a clean-up day at the Waverly Community House in 1978.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0420-1978.jpgFrom left, Robert LeRoy held a bag open for fellow Cub Scout Matt Mumford during a clean-up day at the Waverly Community House in 1978. Abington Journal file photos

Children enjoyed the entertainment at a party on April 17, 1988 at the Dalton Community Library. ‘Obviously having fun’ was the headline accompanying this photo in the April 20, 1988edition of the Abington Journal.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0420-1988.jpgChildren enjoyed the entertainment at a party on April 17, 1988 at the Dalton Community Library. ‘Obviously having fun’ was the headline accompanying this photo in the April 20, 1988edition of the Abington Journal. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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