This Week In Local History: Baseball, ice cream and jazz from news of the past


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - [email protected]



Members of an Abington Little League team march in an opening day parade in 1977.


Abington Journal file photos

Waverly Elementary School students at an ice cream social in 1987.


Abington Journal file photos

Jennifer Leonard, Eli Hludzik, Matt Elliott and Charlie Evans represented Lackawanna Trail High School in the 1997 District Jazz Band program.


Abington Journal file photos


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    1977 — The front page of the Abington Journal was full of the smiles of young athletes.

    “Anticipating a good time for everyone, a parade was launched by the Abington Little League last Saturday to celebrate the opening day of baseball season,” read a photo caption. “The parade, which traveled from the South Campus of Abington Heights High School to the Little League park in Clarks Summit, was led by a VFW color guard and Harry West in the WARM flagship.

    1987 — A large color photo of a group of happy Waverly Elementary students filled half of the Journal’s front page.

    “The Waverly Elementary School held its annual Ice Cream Social May 14,” read the caption. “The social also included an exhibit of the artistic creations of the school students.”

    1997 — Four students from Lackawanna Trail High School were in the District Band program at Valley View High School: Jennifer Leonard, Eli Hludzik, Matt Elliott and Charlie Evans.

    Members of an Abington Little League team march in an opening day parade in 1977.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-LH-0517-1977.jpgMembers of an Abington Little League team march in an opening day parade in 1977. Abington Journal file photos

    Waverly Elementary School students at an ice cream social in 1987.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-LH-0517-1987.jpgWaverly Elementary School students at an ice cream social in 1987. Abington Journal file photos

    Jennifer Leonard, Eli Hludzik, Matt Elliott and Charlie Evans represented Lackawanna Trail High School in the 1997 District Jazz Band program.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-LH-0517-1997.jpgJennifer Leonard, Eli Hludzik, Matt Elliott and Charlie Evans represented Lackawanna Trail High School in the 1997 District Jazz Band program. 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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