Valley Delegates Arrive in Philadelphia

Rousing Send-off in Ansonia

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Ready to go!

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Confidence is high

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We're here, but where's the luggage?

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The Valley's All America City delegation has arrived safely in the City of Brotherly Love and is safely encamped in its headquarters at the Warwick Hotel. The delegation left Nolan Field in Ansonia with a police escort at 6:15 pm and arrived in Philadelphia at 9:30 pm.


The kickoff celebration at Nolan Field included a hot dog roast, Dixieland band music and a brief speaking program featuring the Valley's chief elected officials. The theme of the day was one of pride and confidence in both the community and the delegates and what has already been accomplished.

The weary delegates are now settleing into their rooms with a busy day ahead of them on Thursday starting with a rehearsal at 9:00 am. Follow these pages for daily updates complete with pictures.

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