|Divine Redeemer Church's St. George Cadets,|
Daily Citizen, July 5, 1955
This was one of several vintage photos published by The Daily Citizen during Ambridge's Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) Celebration in 1955. I don't know anything about the photo other than the original caption which read:
ST. GEORGE CADETS, of the Divine Redeemer Church, organized in 1916, when this picture was taken by Valent Hovanec and Mike Safo. The cadets participated in the 1924 celebration parade. Known members of the band are: F. Zalmenek, A. Hertneki, V. Hovanec, A. Churni, T. Kerzan, T. Tkatch, T. Huk, M. Safo, V. Fagul, T. Hertnecki, B. Minueski, M. Hovanec, and C. Lulkovich.
I put a "?" after the 1916 date given for the photo because it looks like it was taken on the church's front steps, and the church wasn't built until 1918 according to the church's history.
The priest in the photo is most likely Rev. Ignatius S. Herkel who served as pastor from 1916 to 1941.
The "1924 celebration" was the Economy Centennial. The Centennial parade was held on June 7, 1924.
Here is a photo of the cadets published in Divine Redeemer's Golden Anniversary Celebration book in 1956:
|St. George's Cadets, 1917|
Divine Redeemer Church
Golden Anniversary book, 1956