(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - In East Orange, Thanksgiving weekend is so much more than eating left overs; it is the East Orange Panthers and Scottie Dogs celebrating Alumni Weekend. Although coronavirus did not stop the city’s long tradition of celebrating; it did alter how it was celebrated. Instead of the East Orange Hall of Fame, football and basketball games, there was a virtual reunion on Zoom. DeeJays Red Eric Brown, Fuquan Daniels, and EO Mayor Ted R. Green spun tunes of remembrance as alumni showcased their East Orange Pride. Check out a bit of the record spinning on Melody Scott’s Facebook page. Melody is one of the Alumni Weekend organizers.
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