On the fourth Thursday, 50 years ago, the fabulous centennial activities resumed, after the previous weekend’s selection of queen and a ball in her honor.  

The queen, Gail Loper, was present for all events as the week progressed.  On that Thursday, August 22, 1968, she was there with Mayor Downey and members of the Fair View Garden Club to cut the ribbon and open the Antique Museum, located in the I.O.O.F. Hall (now Pelewski’s Plumbing).  The Antique Museum would be open at various hours for the rest of the week.  (Note: many of those items are now part of the our collection.)

Later that afternoon, beginning at 5:30 p.m.,  the Rosary Society and Holy Name Society sponsored an Ice Cream Social at the Holy Cross Center.   

And, not to let any part of the day go to waste, the Firemen’s Auxiliary sponsored a street dance, beginning at 8 p.m. , on West Chestnut Street.  Music was provided by Hoener’s Combo, playing music that was “suitable for both young and old.”  The auxiliary also sold sandwiches throughout the evening.

Happy folks went home that evening knowing that more great events were scheduled for Friday!

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