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For those who were unable to attend, the 26th Annual Alumni Reunion was held on June 10, 2000 at the Sacred Heart Social Center on Summer St. in Batavia. The number of alumni has been growing steadily over the years and this year there were a record 240 alumni present. Alumni were present from graduation classes as far back as 1925 up to 1975. Only 10 classes were NOT represented by at least one alumnus between those years.
The Alumni Committee encourages ALL graduates, especially the more recent graduates, to attend. The program honored the 50th anniversary class of l950 and there were 32 representatives from a total of forty something graduates ( I forgot the exact number). Ada Scimia Glowacki, who represented the class of '50, gave an interesting historical account of her class. Others from her class also entertained us with stories that they recalled. As usual, a good time was held by all and as usual the meal was very good. See you all and MORE next year.
Sam Gerone, Class of '48
Now that Dad gave you all the statistics of the night, let me tell you what I thought...
What a hoot!! First, I was one of the "recent" graduates. (Already the evening was a plus.) Then it was like walking down memory lane. I walked in the door and was greeted by Mrs. Mead, (my older sister and I spent countless hours in her basement with her daughter Nancy playing albums and "dream" about dating one of the Monkees) to seeing Skip Borgal - and remembering the times we used to walk across town to his store with the Corbelli girls for a "skippy" cup.
More pleasant memories were seeing Mike Choate and reminiscing about the days of working at the Drugstore (anyone else remember "penny candy" and "The Cellar"?) getting caught up on what's happening to my co-workers - Sally Hendershott, Robin Kachelmeyer, Missy Maher and Greg Couture. It was good to see Ada Glowacki. In high school, I used to spend some free periods walking over to the elementary school and be a teacher's helper in her classes. She had an effect on them, the kids loved her.
It was great talking with alot of the parents whose houses I was at for many slumber parties. I saw my friends at our 20th reunion, but now I got to visit with their parents. So, Val Palone - Bette Brion - Patty Yunker and Kevin Skeleton - Ray Szelag and I hope you join us next year! What a treat to see him and his sisters there. It was their Mom's year to be honored and they came for her. We shared stories and I swear Wanda, Susie, and Annie haven't aged at all.
I am thankful that I grew up in Oakfield and having these memories are a few of the reasons why.
Linda Gerone, Class of '74