SHAMOKIN  — Claude E. Kehler Park was alive with anticipation Wednesday as a large crowd gathered to see the contents to the time capsule found in the 1901 cornerstone to the former masonic building at Independence and Eighth streets.

Inside was revealed documents from the YMCA — which was housed in the building at the time.

They included:

• A bank book

• A YMCA roster

• A newspaper from 1901 explaining the laying of the cornerstone

• A Bible

• Coins including a 1901 half dollar

A tool was used to gain access to the time capsule which measured slightly larger than a brick.

The event coincided with Concerts in the Park featuring The Shoreliners.

More on this story in Thursday's edition of The News-Item.

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