Dedication of Korean, Vietnam
and Desert Storm Memorial
New Chairperson Wanted, Passing of the Baton:
Faye Lewis no longer wishes to be in charge of the CHS reunion. She is asking for someone or chairpersons of 2 or 3 to step up to take the responsibility. Faye has all the information ready to hand over to whoever is interested in planning the next reunion. This includes all current addresses, other contact numbers and even the decorations. She can be contacted at 570-645-9426 or at 30 East Ruddle Street, Coaldale, PA 18218
Panther Valley Class of 1965, the first graduating class will be holding it's 50TH Reunion this Summer on August 21, 22 and 23 At the Genetti Best Western (or whatever the new name is) if anyone would like more information please contact me:
HISTORY OF COALDALE VICTORY BAND
The Coaldale Victory Band was organized on October 18th, 1944 with a membership of 15 musicians. Mr. William Miller, Sr. was their first Director.
The Band held their rehearsals in the East Ward School Building, (now the W. & L. Mfg. Co.). The money the Band earned by participating in parades, concerts, etc. was turned back over to the Band by the members and put into a Building Fund which was started for the purpose of having their own building in which to practice.
Father Gasho, of Ss. Cyril and Methodious R.C. Church of Coaldale was the Architect who planned (work was donated) this new building for the Band. A lot was purchased on Sixth Street in Coaldale and on June 6th, 1957 construction was started with most of the band members doing the work in their free time. The first rehearsal in the new building was held on March 11th, 1958. A grand opening was held on April 12th, 1964 to celebrate the burning of the morgage.
Throughout the years the Coaldale Victory Band, had been invited to attend the following: