MANVILLE CHARACTER CLUB GROUP PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM GORBATUK. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
I recently put a post on here about the Manville Character Club that much to my suprised generated a lot of interest. It’s crazy because I knew very little of what the character club did, or if it even played an inportant part in Manvilles history. Thanks to the fine folks on this board we now know that it was a men’s social club that rotated around Petey’s Tavern and sponsored a lot of charity events, dinnners, trips ect. and included a lot of folk who immigrated from the area of Hazleton Pennsylvania to work in the local factories. A guy named Tim Gorbatuk (and i believe some help from his uncle who was in the club) was nice enough to dig up the clubs Bylaws, which can be viewed HERE. He also supplied us with the above photo, and the ones below of a new member being initiated into the club. This is a pretty amazing archival score. THANKS TIM!