Penn State Day at Knoebel’s slated for May 20

Nittany lion at knoebels
Credit: Penn State

DUNMORE, Pa. — On Saturday, May 20, the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society will co-sponsor its eighth annual Penn State Day at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Pavilion M, and a special program will take place at 11 a.m., featuring Thomas E. Range II and Roger L. Williams, who will discuss their book – "Arcadia Postcard History Series: Penn State University" — and will include lunch, a performance by the Alumni Blue Band, an appearance by the Nittany Lion, and prize raffles.

After the presentation, there will be a book signing with Thomas E. Range II and Roger L. Williams. Range is co-author of "The Penn State Blue Band: A Century of Pride and Precision" and "Into the Game: The Penn State Blue Band 1999-2009."

His and Williams' book, "Penn State: Arcadia Postcard History Series: Penn State University" uses images from as far back as 1859 to today to showcase the many buildings and activities that no longer exist on the University Park campus.

Several ticket options are available. Attendees five years and older can purchase a ticket for $22, which includes lunch and a $10 food/ride ticket booklet. The cost for children age four and under is $12 and will include lunch and a $10 food/ride ticket. A “Penn State Lunch Only” ticket can be purchased for $12 and does not include a food/ride ticket booklet.

Penn State Day t-shirts can be ordered in advance for $10 each.

The deadline for reservations is May 1. No late registrations will be accepted.

Individual organizations hosting this event are Penn State Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, and Worthington Scranton Alumni Societies; and the Anthracite, Greater Binghamton, Greater Hazleton, Greater Scranton, Greater Susquehanna Valley and Schuylkill Chapters of the Penn State Alumni Association.

Last year’s event was attended by over 500 alumni, family and friends. Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact Deb Johnson in the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Office at 570-963-2537 or [email protected].