Moments in Time: 250 youngsters bring pets to Riverside parade in 1962 | Columns

“Believe you can and you are halfway there.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

20 Yrs In the past (2002)

Allison Bross, who would be an eighth-quality pupil at the Danville Region Middle School in the drop, participated in the Keystone Condition Invitational basketball camp, the place she won “a pair of honors.” Bross, a stage guard, was an All-Star and the Most Superb Player at the prestigious camp held June 16-20 at Albright University in Reading through.

The Keystone Point out Invitational camps, accredited by the NCAA, are held on a yearly basis to convey together the greatest basketball players in the point out.


The Pennsylvania Lottery released profits for Powerball, a multi-condition jackpot sport. The 1st drawing for Pennsylvania Lottery gamers was June 29, 2002. The tickets went on sale on the 27th and clerk Yvonne Walter at Finn’s Information Company, a single of the largest sellers of lottery tickets in Montour County, mentioned, “Sales ended up not as brisk as she thought they’d be.”

Powerball was Pennsylvania’s initial joint activity enterprise with 22 other states during the 30 yrs of the commonwealth’s lottery.


Joanne Aurand was presented the “Lady of the Year” Award by Cindy Lavage, president of Preceptor Delta Alpha, Donna Cardennis president of XI Eta Kappa and Lisa Tokar, president of Lambda Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

Joanne was honored at a tea hosted by the Danville Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi Worldwide Sorority who chose her as their 2002 “Lady of the Calendar year.”

The award is presented yearly to a Danville spot woman who the chapters feel has offered remarkable support to the local community.

40 Several years Back (1982)

The headlines on an write-up in The Danville Information relevant that a Wendy’s Restaurant would open at Continental Boulevard and Route 11 on Aug. 15. Amongst 40 and 50 persons would be utilized either on a comprehensive or part-time foundation.

The former Perkins Pancake Residence was to be the web site of the new cafe. The company had 5 franchises in the space.

Ted Leakas of Leakas High quality Meals, Inc. reported, “We’ve heard a large amount about Danville and we’re content to be coming right here.”

An in depth reworking job began at the web-site and applications would be accessible for July 15. Wendy’s was the second quick-foods chain to announce its ideas to go into the Danville space in two months. McDonald’s mentioned it had obtained the outdated BP gasoline station on Route 54 just off I-80 and prepared to open up within just a year.


Airman Andrew R. Woll, of Upper Mulberry Street, Danville, was assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, soon after completing Air Drive fundamental instruction. All through the 6 weeks at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, the airman researched the Air Power mission, group and customs and received particular instruction in human relations upcoming the airman would get specialised instruction in the aircraft maintenance industry.

Woll graduated from Danville Senior High College in 1981.


Voelckers commenced its time with a 7-4 get more than Durdach Brothers in Women’s Fastpitch Softball League enjoy.

June Steiner pitched the Danville squad to its victory by restricting Durdach to six hits even though enabling one particular walk. Jackie Shearer led Voelckers at the plate with a best 3-for-3 showing that incorporated a double. Steiner was 2-for-2 for the winners and Pat Brosius was 2-for-3.

Leslie Funk doubled for the losers. P. Hertzog was the shedding pitcher, allowing for nine hits and strolling 10.

60 Yrs Back (1962)

Approximately 250 place children, “escorting what appeared to be trillions of animals,” came to Riverside to just take part in the Next Annual Pet and Toy Parade sponsored by the Riverside Hearth Firm. Parade Marshal Leon Foust felt the parade was “highly thriving from all points.”

The parade, led by the Danville Boys and Ladies Band, featured boys and ladies with toys, pets and floats of all shapes, sizes and kinds 32 items had been presented to winners in numerous groups initially prize awards of $5 each and every went to Georgina Funk, Susan McCracken and Billy Vargo while next-put awards of $2.50 each individual went to Joan Starr, Arthur Funk, Lorie Kocher and a group of Riverside youngsters who entered a float titled “Future Citizens of Riverside.”

There were being also 25 awards of $1. Judges for the parade ended up Edgar Reabuck Sr., Carlton Seitz, George Garman, Charles Dewalt and Parvin Cashner. Cost-free ice product was offered to anyone in the line of march. Danville Police Chief Robert Burke and customers of the Danville Hearth Police were being on hand to support with traffic. Enterprise officials and Parade Marshal Foust expressed their appreciation to all youngsters, moms and dads, hearth police and Danville law enforcement for building the pet parade a achievements.


Larry Rudy, a member of the Danville Higher College (DHS) 1961-62 Ironmen basketball staff, was preferred as a member of the 1962 Countrywide Superior College All-The us Basketball group. His range was announced by the Wigwam Wisemen of The united states. Rudy played for three yrs as a member of the varsity team of DHS co-captain of the quintet in his senior 12 months. He was twice chosen to the Susquehanna Valley All-Star staff and acquired All-Condition Honorable Mention on the AP, UPI and Central Press All-Star groups.

A top rated rebounder and scorer, Rudy been given various delivers to go to college or university on basketball scholarships. Previously in the time, he was chosen to the Nationwide Superior School All-The usa Football Group and was selected to participate in as a member of the East Squad in the August Huge 33 game at Hershey. Rudy was the receiver of the Most Fantastic Athlete Award this year in higher faculty.


Around 395 folks from the Danville spot took gain of the swimming services at Sunnybrook Park on one particular day.


Twenty-9 boys had been taking part in the weekly functions of the Basketball Camp becoming done by Walter Whitey McCloskey. He was assisted by Person Extensive, and Bob Aurand. Five were Danville boys even though the many others ended up from as significantly absent as Elmira, New York.


Mahoning Township College Playground, MA-HO-TOW, opened for the two-thirty day period summer months season.

Donald A. Vannan returning for his fifth calendar year as playground director assisted by a DHS record teacher, Richard Connolley. Sixty-four children ended up on hand to consider gain of the absolutely free chilled fruit drink, peanut butter and crackers and pony rides loaned to the playground through the courtesy of Daniel Diehl.

75 Years Back (1947)

Associates of the Montour Riding Club attended the Horse Clearly show sponsored by the Northumberland Driving Club in Northumberland. The subsequent had been prize winners: Harold Rothermel on M’ghty Swell next in the ballroom race, third in the musical chair race and 3rd in the pair class Harold Fry on Gypsy took 2nd location in the potato race, next in the pair course, and second in the road hack Clyde Krum on King first in the ballroom race, 3rd in the potato race and fourth in the western occasion Mary Ellen Krum on Queen won very first in the pair course and third in the street hack Melvin Appreciate on Ribbon received second in the western party, 3rd in the pair class, fourth in the musical chair and fourth in the break-and-out class.

Sis Hause is a Danville historian. Her column publishes Thursdays in The Danville News.