This Week In Local History: Costumed in the early 90’s


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Dressed as hobos at a 1990 dinner at the Waverly United Methodist Church, from left, first row, Lane Ross, Allen Brink, Lisa Sandy and Rebecca Rupp. Second row, Bonnie Huber, Ellen Eber, Rev. Ned Lintern, Toni Howes, Tom McGuire, Viola Miller and Shirley Rosencrance.


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Joseph Diehl posed as Dracula for Dracula’s Forest in 1992 in Ransom Township.


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Tricia Syron, director of Keystone Junior College (now Keystone College) student activities in 1991, reviews plans for the school’s annual Haunted Hall, as the devil (student Mike Ryan) and a ghoul (Student Senate President Sean Joyce) sneak up behind her.


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1990 — The Waverly United Methodist Church held a Hobo Homecoming, its first-ever Waverly Season-Opener Congregational Dinner. The event included entertainment, mingling and a “hobo stew.”

1991 — Keystone Junior College students were planning their annual Haunted Hall, which was open to visitors in Moore Hall, “one of the oldest and eeriest buildings on campus.” Proceeds from the event benefited the United Way.

1992 — A vampire made the Journal’s front page, with a photograph promoting a local Halloween tradition.

“The Prince of Darkness has personally invited everyone in the Abingtons to journey by wagon through the horrors of Dracula’s Forest in Ransom where he and other nightmarish beings take up residence for the Halloween season,” read the caption.

Dressed as hobos at a 1990 dinner at the Waverly United Methodist Church, from left, first row, Lane Ross, Allen Brink, Lisa Sandy and Rebecca Rupp. Second row, Bonnie Huber, Ellen Eber, Rev. Ned Lintern, Toni Howes, Tom McGuire, Viola Miller and Shirley Rosencrance.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ABJ-LH-1019-1990.jpgDressed as hobos at a 1990 dinner at the Waverly United Methodist Church, from left, first row, Lane Ross, Allen Brink, Lisa Sandy and Rebecca Rupp. Second row, Bonnie Huber, Ellen Eber, Rev. Ned Lintern, Toni Howes, Tom McGuire, Viola Miller and Shirley Rosencrance. Abington Journal file photos

Joseph Diehl posed as Dracula for Dracula’s Forest in 1992 in Ransom Township.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ABJ-LH-1019-1991.jpgJoseph Diehl posed as Dracula for Dracula’s Forest in 1992 in Ransom Township. Abington Journal file photos

Tricia Syron, director of Keystone Junior College (now Keystone College) student activities in 1991, reviews plans for the school’s annual Haunted Hall, as the devil (student Mike Ryan) and a ghoul (Student Senate President Sean Joyce) sneak up behind her.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ABJ-LH-1019-1992.jpgTricia Syron, director of Keystone Junior College (now Keystone College) student activities in 1991, reviews plans for the school’s annual Haunted Hall, as the devil (student Mike Ryan) and a ghoul (Student Senate President Sean Joyce) sneak up behind her. 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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