This Week In Local History: Clubs and competitions were in past news


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



The Comm-Unity Club presented checks to three local library presidents in 1967. From left, first row, Mrs. Paul Van Fleet, president of the Dalton library and Mrs. Ruth S. Watson, past president of the Abington Community Library. Second row, Mrs. Bernard Bergman, representing the Waverly library, and Mrs. Edward Loewe, club president.


Abington Heights High School music students who participated in the 1977 District Orchestra Festival were, from left, first row, Beth McGrew, Tina Felker, Robert Evans, David DeAngelo, Ralph Kaye and Judy Heckman. Second row, Chris Buddo, Michael O’Malley, Jill Sakevicius, Bill Edwards and Tim Vanderdeld. Third row, Matt White, Scott Carter, Dan Millheim and Dwight Gordon.


Sisters Nikki and Laura Rigs demonstrated the gymnastic abilities that propelled them to compete in a state competition in 1987.



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    1967 — The Comm-Unity Club was featured for its donations to three local libraries: the Abington Community Library, the Dalton Public Library and the Waverly Memorial Library. The checks were presented by the club president, Mrs. Edward Loewe.

    Funds were also awarded to Allied Services, Friendship House, Boys Club of Scranton and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Maternity Hospital.

    “Many area residents have the misconception that the club is merely a social organization,” read the Journal brief. “This is not so. Among other welfare projects which the club is carrying out this year is aid to the students of Lourdesmont School for Girls in Clarks Green. Of course, many social events are planned throughout the year, but these make up only a part of the club’s activities.”

    1977 — Abington Heights High School music students were selected for participation in that year’s District Orchestra, District Chorus and District Band festivals.

    Those who participated in District Orchestra at Athens High School that year were Beth McGrew, Tina Felker, Robert Evans, David DeAngelo, Ralph Kaye, Judy Heckman, Chris Buddo, Michael O’Malley, Jill Sakevicius, Bill Edwards, Tim Vanderdeld, Matt White, Scott Carter, Dan Millheim and Dwight Gordon.

    1987 — Sisters Nikki Riggs, then 13 and Laura Riggs, then 11, were getting ready for a state gymnastics meet.

    “On Saturday afternoons, there are two Abington Heights Middle School girls you won’t find involved in the frivolities that one might find teens and preteens involved in today,” read the Journal article. “Instead, you will find them in training at their gym club.”

    The girls were both members of the Scranton Gymnastics Club.

    The Comm-Unity Club presented checks to three local library presidents in 1967. From left, first row, Mrs. Paul Van Fleet, president of the Dalton library and Mrs. Ruth S. Watson, past president of the Abington Community Library. Second row, Mrs. Bernard Bergman, representing the Waverly library, and Mrs. Edward Loewe, club president.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-LH-0208-1967.jpgThe Comm-Unity Club presented checks to three local library presidents in 1967. From left, first row, Mrs. Paul Van Fleet, president of the Dalton library and Mrs. Ruth S. Watson, past president of the Abington Community Library. Second row, Mrs. Bernard Bergman, representing the Waverly library, and Mrs. Edward Loewe, club president.

    Abington Heights High School music students who participated in the 1977 District Orchestra Festival were, from left, first row, Beth McGrew, Tina Felker, Robert Evans, David DeAngelo, Ralph Kaye and Judy Heckman. Second row, Chris Buddo, Michael O’Malley, Jill Sakevicius, Bill Edwards and Tim Vanderdeld. Third row, Matt White, Scott Carter, Dan Millheim and Dwight Gordon.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-LH-0208-1977.jpgAbington Heights High School music students who participated in the 1977 District Orchestra Festival were, from left, first row, Beth McGrew, Tina Felker, Robert Evans, David DeAngelo, Ralph Kaye and Judy Heckman. Second row, Chris Buddo, Michael O’Malley, Jill Sakevicius, Bill Edwards and Tim Vanderdeld. Third row, Matt White, Scott Carter, Dan Millheim and Dwight Gordon.

    Sisters Nikki and Laura Rigs demonstrated the gymnastic abilities that propelled them to compete in a state competition in 1987.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-LH-0208-1987.jpgSisters Nikki and Laura Rigs demonstrated the gymnastic abilities that propelled them to compete in a state competition in 1987.

    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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