Penn State Day at Knoebels scheduled for May 20

HAZLETON, Pa. — On Saturday, May 20, the Penn State Hazleton Alumni Society and the Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will co-sponsor the eighth annual Penn State Day at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Pavilion M. A special program will take place at 11 a.m. featuring Thomas E. Range II and Roger L. Williams, who will discuss their book, "Arcadia Postcard History Series: Penn State University," and will include lunch, a performance by the Alumni Blue Band, an appearance by the Nittany Lion, and prize raffles.

After the presentation, there will be a book signing with Range and Williams. Range is co-author of "The Penn State Blue Band: A Century of Pride and Precision" and "Into the Game: The Penn State Blue Band 1999-2009."

"Arcadia Postcard History Series: Penn State University," uses images from as far back as 1859 to showcase the many buildings and activities that no longer exist on the University Park campus.

Several ticket options are available. Attendees age 5 and older can purchase a ticket for $22, which includes lunch and a $10 food/ride ticket booklet. The cost for children age 4 and under is $12 and will include lunch and a $10 food/ride ticket. A “Penn State Lunch Only” ticket can be purchased for $12 and does not include a food/ride ticket booklet.

Penn State Day T-shirts can be ordered in advance for $10 each.

The deadline for reservations is May 1. No late registrations will be accepted.

Individual organizations hosting the event are the Penn State Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, and Worthington Scranton alumni societies; and the Anthracite, Greater Binghamton, Greater Hazleton, Greater Scranton, Greater Susquehanna Valley, and Schuylkill chapters of the Penn State Alumni Association.

Last year’s event was attended by more than 500 alumni, family and friends. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

For more information, contact Jackie Scarcella in the Penn State Hazleton Alumni Office at 570-450-3560 or [email protected].