This Week In Local History: Carnivals, a play and a Honda


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Nancy Loch, dressed in an evening gown, posed with a Honda, which was auctioned off in 1966 to help finance a new scoreboard for Lackawanna Trail.


Abington Journal file photos

Eleanor Moyer, then president of the Dalton Fire Company Auxiliary; Joyce Kelloway, then vice president and Joann Cosner prepared turkeys for the 1976 Dalton Firemen’s Carnival.


Abington Journal file photos

From left, Bethanie Lori, Christopher DiMattio and Dana Driebe performed ‘Always leave them laughing,’ from the musical ‘George M.,’ in 1986.


Abington Journal file photos

1966 — The Lackawanna Trail Boosters sold auction tickets for a Honda bike to help finance a new scoreboard for the school. The tickets were sold at area carnivals in Dalton, Nicholson and Fleetville.

1976 — The Dalton Firemen’s Carnival was the place to be, with festivities running throughout the week in the borough and on the carnival grounds.

1986 — The Standing Room Only Players were preparing for their production of “George M.” in the auditorium at Scranton Central High School. The play was directed by Robert Guy, with musical direction by Lisa Barret Bobinchoch and choreography by Debbie Kisor, all three Abington area residents. The youngest cast member was then 6-year-old Bethanie Lori, of Waverly, who was encouraged to try out for her first role in a musical by her dance instructor. At the time, she had three years of dance instruction with Cassandra Devine Coviello and Karen Pettinato.

Nancy Loch, dressed in an evening gown, posed with a Honda, which was auctioned off in 1966 to help finance a new scoreboard for Lackawanna Trail.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-LH-0713-1966.jpgNancy Loch, dressed in an evening gown, posed with a Honda, which was auctioned off in 1966 to help finance a new scoreboard for Lackawanna Trail. Abington Journal file photos

Eleanor Moyer, then president of the Dalton Fire Company Auxiliary; Joyce Kelloway, then vice president and Joann Cosner prepared turkeys for the 1976 Dalton Firemen’s Carnival.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-LH-0713-1976.jpgEleanor Moyer, then president of the Dalton Fire Company Auxiliary; Joyce Kelloway, then vice president and Joann Cosner prepared turkeys for the 1976 Dalton Firemen’s Carnival. Abington Journal file photos

From left, Bethanie Lori, Christopher DiMattio and Dana Driebe performed ‘Always leave them laughing,’ from the musical ‘George M.,’ in 1986.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-LH-0713-1986.jpgFrom left, Bethanie Lori, Christopher DiMattio and Dana Driebe performed ‘Always leave them laughing,’ from the musical ‘George M.,’ in 1986. 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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