First Posted: 8/11/2010
. The idea for an African-American Homecoming event to reintroduce old friends, neighbors, students, teachers, preachers and store owners has proven successful for those who grew up or lived for a time in the section of Scranton known as the lower hill, that included Adams and Washington Avenues and Lee, Kressler Court, Gibson, Olive and Pine Streets. On August 21, the third annual event will take place. The community that matured the families of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s has resurfaced and is proving that old friends, family and acquaintances from that time are eager to keep the sentiment going. According to Herman Johnson, guests are expected from Maryland, Texas, Iowa, Florida, New York and New Jersey. Those attending will be able to enjoy the festivities, including a buffet at The Waldorf Park Picnic facility on Scranton East Mountain and oldies music. There will be a farewell party the same evening at The 20th Ward Social Club on Pittston Ave. in Scranton. Anyone raised the area of Adams Ave. also known as The Village, is invited to purchase a ticket and join the celebration. For details, contact Chairperson Connie Johnson-Thurman at 570.344.1905.