Walter Weston, left, and Dale Freudenberger, volunteers with the Tamaqua Historical Society, unveiled a display of Rush Township memorabilia during Sunday's bicentennial bash held at the Rush Township Municipal Building. The panorama included images and posters of historic Lakewood Playhouse, along with early pictures from many towns and villages of the township. Employees Terri Conville and Marie Skripnek, along with the supervisors, said they were delighted with the strong attendance at the event. "We had no idea what to expect (due to the storm)," said Skripnek, elated with the crowds. "And every one of the displayers showed up." The event drew music lovers wanting to see Polka Joe Manjack and his live remote radio broadcast, along with history buffs, public figures and candidates for office.
Rush Township turns 200
Tuesday, November 1, 2011