I just found my old "Map and Guide to the City of.....Lackawanna" published by Good Beginnings in Rochester in cooperation with the LA Chamber of Commerce---1982.
The title is:
"Looking forward to its future with pride in its past!"
"Lots Of Things To Do And See"
"There's always plenty to do and see in the "Big City", but Lackawanna offers visitors and residents a full schedule of entertainment opportunities at home too!"
"Twenty playgrounds, six of which include tennis courts and instruction, and Parochial School gymnasiums provide facilities for a wide range of activities sponsored by the Recreation Department. Sports programs include winter and summer basketball highlighted by a hoop shooting contest, seminars for soccer participants. Inter-city bocce tournament's and trips are available throughout the winter season. Aerobic classes, arts and crafts and bussing for various field trips round out the schedule".
"Special programs for over 900 seniors.....
"Each year kiddies search for hidden treasures during the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Fireworks complete the 4th of July celebrations, complete with a parade, and during August the City of Lackawanna sponsors a special day of singing , dancing, and fireworks when friends and neighbors join together in community recreation."
"Cultural entertainment is provided by Lackawanna's community theater groups. Open air art shows and ethnic displays are always popular with visitors and residents."
"Yes there are things to see and do in Lackawanna, whether its a backyard BBQ, sometime at the beach or a community celebration. We invite you to join us and see for yourself why so many happy people call Lackawanna home."
Other Subtitle Topics:
"Looking Forward To The Future With Victoria Square"
"A Proud Heritage"
"An Ideal Setting"
= 29 years later.................Are WE Happy People?
I will gladly share this with anyone, it is a hoot! BTW: When I was in City Hall I asked if we could get the Lackawanna Historical Society (yes there are some real troopers who meet to keep this alive) to redo the locked cabinents in the lobby of the City Hall change-ups quarterly or so......... I was flatly denied by the Mayor and Council President!
The same with my 1936 edition of a Lackawanna Leader aka The Front Page, I will gladly share it.
I would have fought someone till next week if I did not see it with my own eyes....it was election time and there is an ad describing the polling places for the Political Parties in Lackawanna, N.Y.
The parties listed are:
And who do you think the offspring of those members are.........!!!!!