At its Regular Meeting on February 8th, 2016, Borough Council presented the 2015 Model Citizen Awards to the following individuals: Judith M. Gross, Herberta L. Kerestus, Kathy A. Krisac and Herbert F. Wright.
The awards were presented in recognition of their efforts to design, build and transport an award-winning float that represented the Eddystone community well at the Ridley School District Homecoming Parade.
Ridley School District’s 1st Annual Homecoming Parade was held on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The parade theme was “Decades of Ridley Pride”. Eddystone’s float was based on the Thanksgiving Day football classic between Eddystone High and Ridley Township High. This rivalry game was played from 1936 to 1960 and became known as the “Oil Can Game”. Each year, the losing team was required to display the old, beat-up “Oil Can” in their school’s trophy case. The original “Oil Can” is on display at the memorabilia museum located in the Lighthouse Hall Recreation Center.
Each recipient was presented a plaque. The Borough received a silver cup for the Best Community Float. Pictured (left to right) are Judith M. Gross, Herbert F. Wright, Kathy A. Krisac, Karen Reeves (Council Vice-President), and Herberta L. Kerestus.