West Reading’s Fourth of July celebration yesterday was a double event. Besides celebrating the holiday the citizens and various organizations in the borough joined in a program in observation of the borough’s 50th anniversary. A spectacular feature of the day was the parade which was held in the morning. Shown above is one of the marching groups as the parade moved along Penn Avenue.… Read Full Article
The last time Easter Sunday fell on April 21st was 1957. Here is a look at that day’s Reading Eagle.
Among the egg hunts held for children throughout the city and county to mark the Easter season was the event held by the Berks Athletic Club at it’s home in Rockland Township. The ringing of a bell, as Virginia Illuzzi os doing at left, in the photograph above, set off a stampede which, sent tots scampering over the grounds picking up hundreds of hard-boiled eggs.… Read Full Article