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SCS Class of 1971 50th Year Reunion

After months of meetings, hundreds of texts and even more emails the long awaited 50th year reunion was held. The reunion began on Friday, August 13 @ Fox Creek Park in Schoharie starting at 5:00 pm for the informal “meet and greet” with other SCS alumni. Our 50th celebration was Saturday, August 14 @ The Grapevine Farms Restaurant & Boutique located on Route 7 in Cobleskill. We had 40 attendees. Our graduating class was 83 persons with 16 currently deceased. Of the 83 12 served in the US military. Friday night’s Meet & Greet was casual, free flowing and encouraged a lot of mingling as people re-acquainted with one another. A couple of passing showers encouraged participants to huddle up, but everyone stayed dry under the pavilion.

Saturday the planning committee arrived early to set up and decorate; poster boards were positioned, pictures from past reunions were placed under the glass table tops, memorabilia displayed. The check in table was set up to dispense badges (blue for graduates & white for guests), meal selections, a nick names game sheet and a Christmas ornament.

1. Cathy Summerfield, Bev Guernsey, Gail Myers, Martha Tripp 2. Terry Miller, Deb Morehouse 3. Darlene Johnston, Artie Williams, Barb Henry, Marie Price 4. Dave Bloomer, Sue Sacket, Roger Bender, Claudia Remmers. 5. Tom Tillison, Peggy Senecal, Mike Houghton. 6. Barry Przysiecki, Bob Ottman, Kenny Mann, Jim Muller, Denny Radford

After the meal our faculty guests: Stewart Linendall and Barton MacDougall spoke of their memories from 1971 and activities over the past 50 years.

The words to the SCS Alma Mater are controversial and have been changed over the years. That’s why the closing ceremonies for the Class of 1971 Reunion adopted a ‘lyrics-free’ version by engaging the SCS 1971 Alma Mater Kazoo Band. Give a listen to the undeniable kazoo talent and judge for yourself. Contact Michael Houghton to engage the band to play at your next SCS event.

SCS 1970-75 Reunion

Back in July of 2009 I saw Martha (Tripp) Garing at a Howe Cavern’s reunion. We got to talking about old Schoharie Central School classmates that we had seen and our lack of regular reunions. I mentioned to Martha that I thought a multi-year reunion would be a good idea. I told her she would be the perfect person to head the committee effort that would be required to pull this event off.

Martha recruited a number of people to assist and we began meeting in late 2009. We decided to include the classes of 1970 – 1975.

We established 18 September as the preferred date and began planning a number of activities around that weekend. A bonfire, discounts at vendors, a tour of the school, dinner at Olde Tater Barn and a Sunday Brunch.

We had between 150-200 people at the Friday night bonfire.

We had 11 invited faculty, 230 dinners and about 20 ‘walk-ins’ to our Saturday night dinner. Our class of 1971 had 88 graduates. We lost 4 to death and had 6 that I was never able to locate. From the remaining we had about 30 attend and about half brought a guest.

Martha and I developed a program to hand out to our 1971 classmates. During the night we played some of the Top 100 hits from 1970-75.

The Sunday Brunch attracted 60 participants from all the classes.

SCS Reunion Planning

During the Howe Cavern’s Reunion in July 2009 I talked with Martha (Tripp) Garing about a multi-year SCS Reunion.  We held planning meeting in early December and resolved to have a 1970-75 reunion scheduled for 18 September 2010.

We held a 2nd planning meeting on 6 February.  I spent the night prior in Cobleskill with my Mom.  We shared Chinese food and stories.

The following day we met at Howe Cavern’s for our meeting.  Below Katie Benninger, Jeff DeGroff, Rick Herrick, Bob Holt, Barb (Dutton) Haverly, Regina Tator, Marilyn Henry, Deb (Vanderwerken) Schaffer, and Martha (Tripp) Garing hatch great plans.