A 1961 wedding reception at the Avalong Dining Room

I don’t often mention my best friend, Nina Roberts, here on the blog. She’s awesome, so let me start with that.

She’s the supervisor for DocuScan USA, which is a division of local company GGS. I mention that because she happens to have a team of folks working her who make up one of the most loyal Ask Joan readership groups I know!

Today’s fun piece of paper comes from one of those awesome DocuScan crew members, Sue Shirey. Sue passed on to me a receipt from her sister-in-law’s 1961 wedding reception – held at the Avalong Dining Room, one of York’s most noted former restaurants!

The reception following the wedding of Robert and Yvonne (Shirey) Falkenstine included 140 dinners at $1.25 each, plus $7 in state sales tax. Don’t I wish those prices had held for my 2005 wedding!

The Avalong has long been a popular Only in York County memory topic. Previous posts:

Nov. 26, 2011: Mail call: Memories of Dauber’s Florist and more
Oct. 4, 2011: Mail call: York County Shopping Center notes, and other memories
Jan. 15, 2011: Rounding up more restaurant memories: Rax, The Italian Oven, Rutter’s and more
May 11, 2010: A lot of thoughts on Avalong’s
March 18, 2010: Do you remember Avalong’s?

Thank you, Sue, for sharing this – and for being a loyal fan and good friend!

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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2 Responses to A 1961 wedding reception at the Avalong Dining Room

  1. Brenda Neff says:

    My family used to go here for Sunday dinner after mass at St. Joes. I remember the piano player and the candy mints, hard pastel-colored candy shell over chocolate mint center.

  2. Brenda Neff says:

    My family used to go here for Sunday dinner after mass at St. Joes. I remember the piano player and the hard shell pastel-colored candy with the chocolate mint center.

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