Volume 17 - 2013
|2013 ALUMNI BANQUET
– At the 2012 banquet, it was decided to have our 2013 banquet in the fall. Many who did not attend last year's banquet have wondered about this year's banquet. The 2013 Banquet will be at Roaring Brook Ranch Resort in Lake George on Saturday, October 12, 2013 (Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m; Dinner at 6:30 p.m.). The Class of 1963 will be celebrating their 50 year anniversary, however, all classes are encouraged to attend. Reservations must be received before October 4, 2013. Click here for the reservation form (The Reservation form is in pdf format with fill-able fields).|
If you sent your reservation close to the deadline, PLEASE call Carol Nelson at 518-696-3729. Let her know you sent your reservation. If you missed the deadline but you still want to attend, call Carol for availability.
We have been looking into having entertainment at the banquet. If you are a DJ or can provide entertainment, or know who we can contact, please call Carol (518-696-3729) or David (518-696-2900) as soon as possible.
|OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS – Roaring Brook Ranch Resort has offered us a reduced room rate of $99 single or double occupancy (plus taxes) for those who want to stay overnight. Make your reservation directly with the Ranch (518-668-5767). Do NOT send your room payment to the Alumni Association.|
|ANNUAL MEETING – The annual meeting will be held at the Banquet. The following terms are expiring this year: David Cranston, Lawrence Bennett, Susan Goodness Monica, Carol Sutliff Nelson, and Alice Butler Winslow. All positions are for 3-years. If anyone is interested in serving one of these terms, please let David know before the meeting.|
– Our cookbook will be available for purchase at the banquet. The cost is $10.00 each. If you are not attending the banquet (we hope you DO attend), we can mail a cookbook to you for $10.00 each (plus shipping). For more information about the cookbook, please click here.
– We are continually on the “hunt” for new ones. If you know a classmate who has told you, “I did not receive an Alumni newsletter”, please let us know their address (with their permission). We will make sure they receive the newsletter. The Association is always willing to share classmates’ addresses for individual class reunions.|
In 1963 . . .|
Dozen eggs: 55˘ ■ Gasoline: 30˘/gal ■ Mouse Trap game: $3.99
Debut of AT&T touch-tone phone ■ Measles vaccine developed
JFK assassinated ■ McDonald's 500th restaurant opened
|TV debuts:||Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, General Hospital, The Judy Garland Show, The Fugitive|
|Popular films:||From Russia with Love, Blood Feast, It Happened at the World's Fair, Fun in Acapulco|
|Popular songs:||Surfin' USA, Sugar Shack, Surf City, He's So Fine, It's My Party, Louie Louie, Deep Purple|
|Popular singers:||Johnny Mathis, Roy Orbison, The Drifters, Connie Francis, Beach Boys, Buddy Holly|
|Popular TV shows:||The Beverly Hillbillies, Bonanza, Dick Van Dyke Show, Petticoat Jct, The Lucy Show|
- CLASS OF 1963 –
This year we are the “50th Anniversary Class”….. a fact that I’m really having trouble wrapping my mind around. How about you? How could that be possible? As some would say, “That’s a lot of water over the dam!”
Elementary school was fun and we were soaking up learning like little sponges. I remember Mrs. Mull’s 3rd grade in particular. If I shut my eyes I can see many of my classmates and how we were seated. Recess was on the playground equipment behind the school towards the Queen Anne. In 6th grade a small group of girls, myself included, decided that it would be fun to experiment with some lipstick so we all shared a tube. Imagine our chagrin when we were escorted to the bathroom in the back of the class, handed Kleenex and told to remove it ASAP. That was followed by a stern warning, “We do NOT wear lipstick in Mrs. ____’s 6th grade!!!” I think I still have dreams about that fiasco.
Betty Jean Brannon Mason
2013 BANQUET DINNER CHOICES
Includes an entree (see below), vegetable, potato, salad, rolls, butter, “beverage”, and dessert
|Vegetable Lasagna:||Pasta layered with vegetables, marinara sauce & ricotta cheese.|
|Baked Filet of Haddock:||Oven roasted with a fresh herb & horseradish glaze.|
|Baked Virginia Ham:||Oven roasted with a bourbon and brown sugar glaze.|
|Roast Prime Rib of Beef:
||Traditional style, boned-out Prime Rib with Au Jus.|
|Did You Know – The Alumni dinner for 2013 costs us an average of about $30.00. Our cost includes the dinner, sales tax, gratuity, and hors d’oeuvres. Not included in this price is any entertainment we might have. In addition to our Banquet, we also publish and send a newsletter to H-L Alumni. Last year's postage was over $500.00. Address labels, ink for the labels, edge tabs and paper was about $150.00. It is getting hard hold our cost down while providing every Alumni an opportunity to get together and share memories. Please help us to provide our Alumni an opportunity to gather, reminisce, and have an enjoyable event at a reasonable cost.|
1973 RETIRING FACULTY & ADMINISTRATION
|Mrs Helen Seaman, Mrs. Mildred White, and Mrs. Doris Mix also retired at the end of June 1973. You can read about their retirement news (and more about Stuart M. Townsend's retirement news) in a copy of the June 1973 HLCS News.|
Our class of 1959 celebrated 50 years with a reunion at the American Legion in the fall of 2009. It was very well attended. We have always had a large number attend the annual alumni banquets. We have gotten together for lunch at various classmates’ homes for several years. Sandra Washburn Parker and her husband Ken have had us to their home in Bolton for a “bring a dish” meal several times which included a ride in their boat on Lake George which Ken narrated several points of interest. We’ve also gone to lunch at several area restaurants and even drove to Bennington, Vermont to meet halfway with Charlie and Leigh Fosberry who live in New Hampshire. We always have a great time. These get togethers have kept us close and in touch with our classmates’ lives. I would highly recommend other classes try the same if they aren’t already. You’ll be glad you did.
Alice Butler Winslow
|NECROLOGY of HLCS Graduates/Faculty:|