Good Morning '66 Classmates!
It was good to see all who could attend our birthday celebration weekend. We think that this was perhaps the youngest looking group of 70 year olds ever assembled. Heres's how it went down...
About 60 classmates attended the Spikes baseball game Friday evening. The weather was good to us! It rained and flooded all day in Happy Valley, but stopped long enough to have the game. The suites really worked well - people could be inside or out (with covering). We reminisced, noshed on a variety of Jersey Mike's subs, consumed copious amounts of beverages, and enjoyed a tight one run ball game. There was a light rain during the ninth inning, but we stayed dry.
After the game, a small group of us headed to the American Ale House at Toftrees where we had a private area for night caps. Most of us had been going since early morning and after a sip or two we headed 'home' for some shut eye.
Mid-morning Saturday, a gaggle of about 30 classmates gathered in the parking lot of our new State College High School. We entered the new building and Will Stout who is the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, guided our tour. Simply put, the new school is a custom designed world class facility. A classmate asked Will Stout, "How far would one have to travel to find another high school system comparable to this school?" Dr. Stout answered that there were no other schools anywhere comparable to the new State College High School. Most of us left "blown away."
Early Saturday evening with the Ramada banquet room all set up, with cozy eight person tables, high tech birthday balloons started showing up. Soon there was a cache of '66 memorabilia put on display in the lobby. Then suddenly the welcoming committee arrived and soon thereafter all our custom designed name tags were laid out in alphabetical order on the front table. Meanwhile in the banquet room there was a 1,250 pic slide show shuffling and '60s music playing. All was going along smoothly and all of a sudden the music stopped and somebody said, "All classmates over here for our 70th birthday photo." We got it done, the music started again, and classmates took seats.
Next there was a greeting and some informal words from our class leadership, followed by a moment of silence for departed classmates. We all joined in singing our Alma Mater. Then we were invited to enjoy an expansive dinner buffet. After dinner there was a dessert of delicious 70th birthday cake and of course we sang Happy Birthday. It was Joe Niebel's birthday and Judy Zipser Lang's birthday was on Monday. Youngest classmate in attendance was Jean Fleming McGinley. We had LOTS of time to visit and catch-up while dancing and listening to music requests.
Sunday morning we had a comfortable sized group enjoy brunch in the President's room at The Tavern. A classmate was heard to say that since The Tavern was established in 1948, it was The Tavern's 70th birthday too.
We request classmates to share their photos with us - so we can post them on our WEB site and make a 70th birthday memory book. Some classmates wanted to buy a copy of our Shutterfly 50th Reunion Hardback book. It's on sale for $38. The book is available from Suzy. Please send your pix to Suzy Lutz.
So good to see all!
Rest up and we hope to see you in 2021 at our 55th year SCHS Class of 1966 reunion.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Your reunion committee