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This was MADNESS


It was a basketball game like no other. Middletown’s current high school stars versus stars from the past, Middletown Area High School’s all-time scorers.


The Mayoral Madness basketball challenge, a creation of Mayor James H. Curry III to raise money toward the cost of Labor Day fireworks, brought a large crowd to the high school gym on Friday, March 27. Proceeds from ticket sales went toward fireworks, while proceeds from the sale of refreshments went to the Blue and Gold Club, the school’s booster club.


The game was fun, but it left a more profound impression: There is a tremendous spirit among Middletowners to make their town a nice place to live. 


The mayor’s team won the game, 67-61, but in reality the entire town was the winner.


Photos by John Diffenderfer, Jodi Ocker, Don Graham, and Jim Lewis.