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70s costume contest, ABBA tribute band perform

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  • Pictured from left: Host and MC Steve Andrews of WSUS radio interacts with the top three winners of the contest, second place winner Tony Noriega of Lake Hopatcong, first place winner Patti DiGeronimo of Mount Arlinton and third place finisher Jenna Chirico, 9, of Westtown, N.Y.

  • ARRIVAL, the ABBA tribute band, performs at the Newton Theatre.

  • At left, Steve Andrews nterviews and starts judging contestants at the 70's Costume Contest.

  • Pictured from left: Front row seat audience members Marine Jikia, Ruth and husband Rich Maglin all of Sparta.

  • Andrews interviews eventual third place finisher Jenna Cirico, 9, of Westtown, N.Y., and her mom Kelly and dad Dave onstage.

It was a time warp back to the 70s inside Newton Theatre on Wednesday, April 9, when WSUS Radio hosted a 70s costume contest before Arrival from Sweden took the stage.

Locals attending the concert dressed up in their best 70s attire and competed for the winning title and prizes.

First place winner Patti DiGeronimo of Mount Arlinton won tickets to see Satchmo on Broadway. Second place winner Tony Noriega of Lake Hopatcong, won tickets to Tusk: Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute band at the Newton Theatre, and third place finisher Jenna Chirico, 9, of Westtown, N.Y., won a Crystal Springs gift certificate.

— Photos by Warren Westura

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