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Township honors ‘Canes, miners

It is important to honor our past. For over 20 years, people have talked about honoring our championship team the “Harmarville Hurricanes.” I remember attending soccer games as a child. The enthusiasm and skill of the Harmarville Hurricanes team has never left my memory.

At our Oct. 20 meeting, I will move to have the field re-dedicated as the “Harmarville Hurricanes Soccer Field.”

It seems only fitting. They were the pride and joy of Harmar Township. They won the national championship in 1952 and 1956. This was truly an amazing accomplishment.

Many in our valley know that we have a great soccer facility behind our municipal building. The Harmar Soccer Club and the Sportsman’s group have helped us develop this field. We have all worked together. It has been enhanced with the installation of blue and white flags. As a final recognition for the Harmarville Hurricanes, a team picture will be placed in the lobby of the township building.

Our next project will be the proper recognition of our coal mining heritage. An area should be set aside for a dedicated monument to honor this history, and I will lead the drive. Our township building has many empty walls that will serve as a “History Wall.” Please contact our Secretary Treasurer, Tom Affinito, if you have a picture to place at the township building.

Bob Seibert, Chairman, Harmar Supervisors


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