This Week In Local History: Rockets, awards and a musical in news of the past


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Some adults got in on the fun at a Montdale Pack 265 rocket race in 1967 at Presty’s Hall.


Abington Journal file photos

Eagle awards were were presented to four local Scouts during a Court of Honor in 1977 held by Troop 158 at the First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit. From left, Dr. C. Willard, Scout Master ‘Phil’ Phillips and Eagle Scouts Mark C. Maria, Timothy P. Callaghan, Robert Reese and Christopher W. Grote.


Abington Journal file photos

Abington Heights High School students in the school’s 1987 ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ production.


Abington Journal file photos

1967 — Pack 265, Montdale, held its annual rocket derby at Presty’s Hall.

“This is (an) annual get together where cubs race hand-built rockets, but where the parents get in on the fun act too,” read a caption under a front page photo in the Journal that week.

Winners included Nicholas Buranych, first place; Charles Boyarsky, second place, and Thomas Burnes, third place.

Stephen Swika Jr. was Cubmaster at the time.

1977 — Four local Boy Scouts were presented with their Eagle awards during a Court of Honor held by Troop 158 at the First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit. The Eagle Scouts were Mark C. Maria, Timothy P. Callaghan, Robert Reese and Christopher W. Grote.

1987 — The Abington Heights High School music department presented the Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in the North Campus Auditorium.

Some adults got in on the fun at a Montdale Pack 265 rocket race in 1967 at Presty’s Hall.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-LH-0301-1967.jpgSome adults got in on the fun at a Montdale Pack 265 rocket race in 1967 at Presty’s Hall. Abington Journal file photos

Eagle awards were were presented to four local Scouts during a Court of Honor in 1977 held by Troop 158 at the First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit. From left, Dr. C. Willard, Scout Master ‘Phil’ Phillips and Eagle Scouts Mark C. Maria, Timothy P. Callaghan, Robert Reese and Christopher W. Grote.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-LH-0301-1977.jpgEagle awards were were presented to four local Scouts during a Court of Honor in 1977 held by Troop 158 at the First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit. From left, Dr. C. Willard, Scout Master ‘Phil’ Phillips and Eagle Scouts Mark C. Maria, Timothy P. Callaghan, Robert Reese and Christopher W. Grote. Abington Journal file photos

Abington Heights High School students in the school’s 1987 ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ production.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-LH-0301-1987.jpgAbington Heights High School students in the school’s 1987 ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ production. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

[email protected]

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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