100 Years Ago: 1922

Members of the boys department of the Auburn Y.M.C.A. hiked to Taylor Pond Friday afternoon where they planned to enjoy a corn roast around the campfire later in the evening.

50 Years Ago: 1972

(from a Sun Journal photo) Rabbi Norman Geller of Congregation Beth Abraham and his family are seen as they recited the Kiddush marking the start of the Festival of Sukkos which commenced Friday night. They stand in a Sukkah, which is prepared in Jewish homes as a remembrance of the booths Jews lived in during their exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Sukkah, except for the aluminum frame and lights, closely resembles these booths and the fruit with which it is decorated is emblematic of the fact the observance is also a festival of thanksgiving for the harvest. With Rabbi Geller are his son, David Saul, Mrs. Geller, and their daughters, Rachel Susan and Anne Beth. During the observance the family will spend a part of its time and will have their holiday meals in the Sukkah.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Special interest groups and their chairmen open to members of the Lewiston-Auburn College Club were announced by the club president, Mrs. Kenneth H. Orr at a recent meeting of the club at the High Street Congregational Church. They are Cookbook project, Miss Helen Levesque; Crewel Embroidery group, Mrs. Cora Choate, director; The World of Gardening, Mrs. Malcolm Dunlap; Book Club, Mrs. Irving Martin; Gourmet Club, Mrs. Joseph Norton Jr.; Mermaid Travers, Mrs. Horacio A. Lichter; Bridge Club, Mrs. Dominico Dittello.

Speaker of the meeting was the Rev. Garvey MacLean, chaplain at Bates College.

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