Chuck Daly and Jim Colonna

“It’s a Chuck thing,” a Chuck Daly thing to be exact. On Saturday morning, members of the Class of 1960 and earlier classes met at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center to celebrate the life of Coach Daly, the boys’ basketball coach from 1956 to 1963. (First photo, from left) East Side Girls and Band Front members Sandy (Allison) Neutz, Mary Kay (MacIndoe) Mitchell and Collie (Admundson) Couser were reunited at the memorial after not seeing each other for quite some time. (Second photo) Those who knew Jim Colonna called him the “Greatest Band Director Ever.” Colonna, who was friends with Daly, served as the band director at PHS for 37 years. Those who were part of the band included (front row, from left) Colonna and Clint Reed (sitting), Sandi Allison Neutz, (second row) Nancy Finley, Maxine (Ferringer) Brother, Sandy (Baun) Richards, (back row) Karen (Jeffries) Todd, Mary Kay (MacIndoe) Mitchell, Carol (Grossman) Savas and Collie (Amundson) Couser. (Photos by Rose Klaiber/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

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