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Photos from Reunion Record Hop 2002
Photos by Judy Rose, Home Page associate editor

The third annual Nanty Glo Reunion Record Hop was held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, August 3, in the Nanty Glo Firehall, a hot and humid evening. Organizers reported that 108 tickets were sold, a smaller crowd than the previous year. Organizers are contemplating having next year's hop in September or October because the weather will be cooler and it won't have to compete with other summer activities happening around the area. Disc Jockey Smokey Joe Columbus played music from the 1950's-'90's...from Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers to the Beatles. A few of those in attendance were still limber enough to do the Limbo and Twist along with Chubby Checker!....Oh! our aching backs! The stroll and lots of cha-cha's were done by those who could still remember how! The $10 per-person admission bought those in attendance all the dancing they could handle, pizza, munchie snacks, and drinks and lots of donated prizes were given away. Best of all, it was a great trip down memory lane.
Hope to see you all there next year!

Taking a break from the dancing to get a
cold drink at the bar.

The winners of the Jitterbug Contest: Marge Diviney and Eugene Adams won
prizes totaling $249. Congratulations!
These "20-something" Jitterbug Contest judges look a little perplexed..."What's a Jitterbug?"I think I'll sit this one out.
A few members of the Nanty Glo-Vintondale High School 1960 graduating class gathered together for a photo.Slow dancin' and swayin' to the music.

Sign with some interesting facts from "back then," with a picture of our beloved Miner's Hall. Check out some of those
prices from the past!

Average income: $5556
Average car: $2275
Old German beer, 3 quarts: $1
Gasoline, .20 - .34 gallon
Cigarettes: .25 pack


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