1980 was the year Delran celebrated its 100th birthday. The committee planned Lots of events. In April, Robert Socci was crowned Miss Delran. While it started as a joke, Robert Socci accepted his title from Centennial Committee chairman Ron McNally. A total of 25 Delran High School students submitted an essay on why I want to be Miss Delran. His essay won him the title. Mr. Socci wrote a poem – Incident at a Local Fast-Food Restaurant. Mr. Socci received a $1,000 scholarship. The first runner up was senior Diane Marie Crossland. Second runner up was freshman Lisa Houston. Third runner up was junior Denise Horton and the fourth runner up was sophomore Cindy Reynolds. Here’s a link to Robert’s poem Incident at a local fast food restaurant.
The Delran Historical Society would like a photo of Robert and the runner ups. If you have a photo could you share it with us?
Don’t forget, Saturday April 29 at 11am we will be reburying the time capsule that the 1980 Centennial Committee buried at the site of the old Municipal Building. The 1980 time capsule will be reburied in front to the Municipal Building near the mail boxes. Come out and share your memories. Mr. Chinicci and Florence Anderson, members of the 1980 Centennial Committee will be there.