By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - He may not head to Disney World now that the rush and crush of Waynesboro's Bicentennial Celebration is over, but Allie Kohler, the man who coordinated the two-month series of events, said he and his wife Jo Ann "will be going someplace big soon."
Kohler, 59, a retired middle school science teacher, spent most of his summer in the cramped office on Center Square that has served as the Waynesboro Historical Society Bicentennial Committee's headquarters since October. Kohler started out with a few hours at home, then went to three days a week in the headquarters in June and July and finally went full time Aug. 1, the day the bicentennial celebration officially opened with Robert Ringer's display of historic Waynesboro photographs in the local library.
Bicentennial events crowded the calendar afterward. The celebration culminated last weekend with a three-hour parade and a concert featuring more than 200 local singers.