This Week In Local History: Back to school, birthday of a borough were Abington Journal news items

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com | August 29th, 2016 12:19 pm

1976 — As students prepared to enter college, a committee prepared to welcome them.

A photograph in the Journal showed two sophomore members of the Keystone Junior College Orientation Committee, Jeff Neuffer, of Clarks Summit, and Jean Davis, of Factoryville, as they tried their “welcoming party” hats on for size.

1981 — Senior tackle Jerry Langan and running back–linebacker Pat Kennedy were named co-captains of that year’s Abington Heights varsity football team. Both seniors started the previous fall and were expected to be in action in the team’s opening game that weekend against Valley View.

1986 — Clarks Summit was abuzz with celebration in honor of the birthday of the borough itself. The 75th anniversary celebration included a special stamp cancellation at the post office, food, a huge birthday card for guests to sign, hot air balloon rides, a parade, a Comets football game and more.

Preparing to welcome freshmen to the Keystone Junior College campus in 1976, from left, Jean Davis, Dean of Students Sally Williams and Jeff Neuffer.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0831-1976.jpgPreparing to welcome freshmen to the Keystone Junior College campus in 1976, from left, Jean Davis, Dean of Students Sally Williams and Jeff Neuffer. Abington Journal file photos
1981 Abington Heights varsity football team co-captains were, Jerry Langan, left, and Pat Kennedy.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0831-1981.jpg1981 Abington Heights varsity football team co-captains were, Jerry Langan, left, and Pat Kennedy. Abington Journal file photos
This little girl was all set for the big parade that was part of the Clarks Summit 75th Anniversary in 1986. With an extra set of eyes placed strategically high above the crowd (along with a boost from Dad), she didn’t miss a single minute of the day’s excitement.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0831-1986.jpgThis little girl was all set for the big parade that was part of the Clarks Summit 75th Anniversary in 1986. With an extra set of eyes placed strategically high above the crowd (along with a boost from Dad), she didn’t miss a single minute of the day’s excitement. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

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