MOUNT CARMEL — In remembering former President George H. W. Bush who passed away Friday, former Mount Carmel Mayor J. Kevin Jones recalled his own personal interactions with the Bush family, some three decades earlier.
“It was 1980, and I was a Northumberland County campaign helper for then candidate George Bush for president. I spoke at Warrior Run and a couple of other places at the time, and then Bush’s son, Marvin, came to town and brought one of Bush’s nephews along with him. We took a tour around the area and went into various factories, Shroyer’s being one of them. Bush won Pennsylvania in the Republican primary that year,” recalled Jones.