This Day In History: 1952-01-25
The sixth annual commuters Dinner was held at the Eureka House in Suffern, with ninety men in attendance. The idea for the event came from the realization that the only contact that most commuters had with each other was a few minutes on the train platform in the morning. A few train commuters decided to get together for a social evening, sometime. The original dinner was confined to train commuters but it had been expanded to include bus and car travelers. There was no planned activities for the events except the social contacts and some fine singing by Thomas McLoughlan of Allendale. The Committee for the dinner in 1952 included veteran commuters Howard F. Holman, Harold D. Knowlton, J. Ralph Seberry and Alonzo B. Sherow.