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                         There were two Minstrel & Review shows, 1948 and 1949
                         The 1948 show was held at St. John Kanty Parish Hall. The 1949 show was held at the Clifton High School.  
                         Harry Nalesnik was the director of both shows. The talent was all local talent and the chorus was composed of the Auxilliary
                         and Post members. The end MEN and specialty acts by various members surprised many by their talent. None more so than
                         Art Kraft and his powerful rendition of “Old Man River” in the first show.

                         There were many things that are memorable of these events... The massive outdoor billboard advertising the event.
                         Harry Nalesnik and Hank Gola shopping in New York City at Orchard and Delancy Streets for specialty blouses for the ladies
                         in chorus. The commraderie and togetherness that was developed amongst all that participated, especially through the 
                         many rehearsals. The generosity of the tavern owners on Van Houten Ave. allowing us to use the tavern halls for rehearsals
                         when we didn’t have a suitable place of our own. The crowds that attended were most appreciative. Both shows in each year
                         played to capacity crowds.

                       
     

                                        Children from the Athenia section of Clifton get a chance to meet Santa and receive a gift.
                                        This event was sponsored by the AVP and held at School 13 for many years.

         

                      Future AVP member Mike Smolinski is greeted by Santa at School 13 in 1952.
                      Steve Koribanics and Fred Kalinka are assisting with the AVP event.