Susquehanna Drifters 02-07
In October, the Susquehanna Drifters celebrated their 35th anniversary at Hidden Valley Campground in Mifflinburg. Sixty members and guests attended the festivities with special guest/campers State Director Nathan Strite (wife Sherrie), and past state directors Beverly Bowersox (husband Dale), Peggy Thompson and Bob Bortner (wife Helen).
The occasion began with wine and hors d’oeuvre on Friday evening followed by a 1971 trivia contest and a “Dancing with the Drifters” dance contest on Saturday. A corsage was presented to Mary Billhime for being the only charter member still active. Roses were presented to all past and present officers in recognition of their contributions throughout the years.
The chapter was formed Oct. 2, 1971, at the Fall Fun Weekend in Blanchard, by four family members. The Susquehanna Drifters was the eighth chapter in Pennsylvania. From October until the following Spring, 18 new members joined. The Drifters were well known throughout the state and surrounding states for the annual pig roast they held every 4th of July weekend.
The chapter currently has 24 members, several of whom are presently serving in various state board positions, including Emory Folk (wife Elizabeth) who was a state director and a Good Sam Sambassador.
Anyone who wishes to become a part of this active chapter may contact state Director Nathan Strite at 717-261-1974 or chapter President Veronica Crouse at 570-368-1971.