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Easter & Passover Season Good Friday Sign

Erected each year at 9th & Edgmont Ave.

Walter "Pete" Chadwick

Decorated Easter eggs from 1902 until at least 1949 for Deakyne Bros. Candies.


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"Peat Moss and Geraniums"

Memories of Memorial Day observances at St. Hedwig's Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery by Caroline (carpete@verizon.net

"A Trip Down Chester's Memory Lane"

Another outstanding Memorial Day observance memory would be the annual Memorial Day parades from the center of town, through Chester Rural Cemetery and on to St. Michael's Cemetery. See Dave Komarnicki's article, "A Trip Down Chester's Memory Lane", for some first-hand recollections of that observance.

 


Fourth of July "Independence Day, 1944" - from the pen of Dave Komarnicki

Labor Day Click here to share your own Labor Day recollections!

Pulaski Day Click here to share your own Pulaski Day recollections!

Pulaski Day parades up Edgmont Ave. to Chester Park

"My father (Capt. John Welc, 1918-1983) was Captain of the Chester Police force for many years, Marshall in the Pulaski Day Parades, and very involved in the West End."
- Patricia Welc Kelly, gunthrsmom@aol.com 

"I remember when in school we would represent St Hedwigs the parade would line up in Scotts parking lot downtown and proceed up Edgmont Ave and end up at Chester Park where we would be treated to a soda & hotdog. I know Dr. Stanley was head of the parade committee for many years he use to ride a horse in the parade."
- David Chominski, Davidski3@aol.com 


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Thanksgiving Read what other people remember about Thanksgiving in Chester and share your own recollections!

Hanukkah Read what other people remember about Hanukkah in Chester and share your own recollections!

Christmas Frequently mentioned are the Christmas decorations in the streets in downtown Chester and visits to Santa Claus at Stotter's Department Store.

Read what other people remember about Christmas in Chester and share your own recollections!


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