Annual Reunion Record Hop was on Saturday
Like Hurricane Isabel, the fourth-annual reunion record hop has come and gone.
This year's get-together was held later in the year in hope of avoiding the oppressive
mid-summer heat and humidity that has plagued the previous three reunion record
hops.The later September 20 date paid off...the nighttime temperature was cool
and the atmosphere inside the Nanty Glo Firehall was comfortable.
contest winners |
Eugene Adams and Marge Diviney
year, the record hop is held to benefit the Fire Ladies Auxiliary. This year,
150 tickets were sold and for the $10 paid for a ticket, you got four hours of
"Golden Oldies" music provided by disc jockey Brian Wolfe from radio station KEY
95 in Johnstown. Wolfe, a native of Nanty Glo, now lives in Dilltown. Included
in the ticket price were snacks, cold beverages, and pizza. All three of Nanty
Glo's pizza shopsAl's
Pizza By The Slice, Marlene's Pizza, and Jim's Six-Pack provided
enough pizza to replace the calories worked off by all that dancing!
The four hours of music included dance tunes, ballads, and love songs primarily
from the 1950s and '60s, and many of the couples showed they haven't lost that
magic touch and looked just as good on the dance floor in 2003 as they did "Way
back then." For the third consecutive year, the winners of the jitterbug contest
were Marge Diviney and Eugene Adams. Ironically, Marge and Gene are not now, nor
were they ever, dance partners. According to Marge, "We just click on the dance
floor." Gene says, "I've been doing the jitterbug for 48 years...and never had
a regular partner."
record hop organizer Diane Holby was quick to express thanks and give credit to
all those who helped to make this year's event a success. Flowers were presented
to those who, although not members of the Fire Ladies Auxilliary, nevertheless
donated their time and talent. They are: Joanne Mihalko, Joyce Wolfe, George and
Jerry O'Hara, Karen Meintel, and Carol Duman. The organizers of this year's event
were Diane Holby, Sally Warynovich, Shirley Kozlovac, Joanne Mihalko, Roseanne
Mikesic and Debbie O'Farrell.
Nanty Glo Home Page congratulates the organizers of this year's Reunion Record
Hop on a job well done and hope to see you all at the same time and place next
of the Fire Ladies Auxilliary who were present at the Record Hop. Back row, left
to right: Debbie O'Farrell, Karhy Smith, Diane Holby, Elena Sheesley, Janet Villa.
left to right:
Kathy Waldron, Shirley Kozlovac, Jonnette Lickert, Sally Warynovich. Not present
for phograph, Roseanne Mikesic.|
here for a page of photos of the Fourth Annual Reunion Hop
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