Class of 1966 – 50 Year Reunion Details

This is an update for our 50th Class Reunion September’s activities. Please schedule one or two or all activities. The intention is to offer several opportunities for us to bridge the years and re-connect.

The most updated list of classmates who have responded follows.

Sept. 16, Friday evening – 6:00-9:00pmAmerican Legion Meet and Greet. Our first social event is a casual one including memorabilia and oldies.  Ron Markwart will lead us on his guitar in a sing-a-long.  Bring old 45’s as Heather has arranged to have a phonograph for us.  Light food will be served for a small fee.  Drinks can be purchased at the Legion.  Phil Scarano is organizing our first social event of the weekend.  Please call Phil at 315-823-4095 or email him at philipscarano@hotmail.com as we need a head count.
Sept. 17, Saturday afternoon – 10:00-1:00pmTour of Little Falls High School at 10am and City Hall at 11:30am. Coincidentally this is the 100th year celebration of City Hall!  Heather (Miller) Dawe can arrange to have a school bus pick us up in the parking lot behind the museum if there are enough of wanting the tours and take us around.  Please contact Heather in you are interested, at 315-823-4852 or email her at heatherdawes05@gmail.com so she can coordinate.
Sept. 17, Saturday evening – 6:00pm-?Cocktail hour and dinner at Bella Vista. Hors d’oeuvres starting at 6pm.  The cost is $40 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.  Please Kandy send your dinner preference by September 1 (or before) to 239-851-8815 or email at yoginikandy62@gmail.com.  As far as payment, please bring cash or check made out to Bella Vista. (No credit cards.)
Menu Description for Dinner
We have a choice of one of two dinners:  Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast and Baked Stuffed Haddock.  All dinners include soup, family style antipasto, choice of vegetable, baked potato, family style pasta, fresh bread and butter, coffee or tea.
Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast: fresh chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, seasoned spinach and provolone cheese.
Baked Stuffed Haddock: fresh haddock fillet wrapped around failing of fresh bread crumbs, scallops, shallots, garlic and parsley, topped with a light cream sauce.
Sept. 18, Sunday afternoon – 1:00pm-3:30pmCanal Cruise. The Erie Canal Cruises company has a 90-minute canal ride that takes us through the lock. This sounds like a fun way to end our weekend. Everyone interested can make his/her own reservations by calling Erie Canal Cruises Ticket Office at 315-717-0077.

Take a trip through history on the calm waters of the Erie Canal, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of New York’s beautiful Mohawk Valley.

For 90 minutes on board one of the Lil’ Diamond vessels, your United States Coast Guard licensed Captain entertains with tales of the canal: why it was known as Clinton’s ditch, how it was constructed, how it opened our western lands and help create the America we know today, how and why it was expanded and why it’s still important to upstate New York culture.

We cruise in the beautiful Mohawk River and in a man made section known as a “land cut”. The tour passes through massive guard gates, the Historic Fort Herkimer Church, which is one of the oldest surviving churches in New York State. A common sight along the Plantation Island Wildlife Management Area are birds such as green and blue herons and the occasional bald eagle.

The vessel then enters Lock 18 at Jacksonburg, one the last remaining locks operating with all original 100 year old equipment. Your Captain fully describes how the lock operates. The vessel enters the lock, the gates close behind and suddenly but smoothly the lock house seems to rise in the air as slimy walls creep up along the vessel while being lowered twenty feet. An experience not soon forgotten.

Your Captain has an “open pilot house” policy where passengers can come into the pilot house and visit (except when maneuvering around docks or locks). This provides you with great photo opportunities. The cruise is 90 minutes of history, entertainment, humor, calm cruising, and pure family fun!

Boarding: Little Falls Marina, Rotary Park

Cruise departs: 1:00pm and returns at 3:30pm

Tickets: Adults – $19, Children 4-10 $12, Infants 3 & under free

Attendees: Susan (Mocko) Bosch, Phyllis (Thorne) Brown, Teresa (Restante) Cool, Elizabeth (Ferne Baker) and Gary Creasy, Heather (Miller) Dawes and Rusty Hampton, Cheryl (Vallecorsa) Dicesare, Marie (Rockwell) Florian, Bob and Maria Gregorka, Debbie Gressler, Terri Huxtable, Bill Jones (need email), Fred and Noreen Lenarcic, Kandy Love, Linda (Munger) and Greg Maida, Paul Malek, Ron Markwart, John and Lori Ribnikar, Peter and Peggy Romano, Rodney and Cyndi St. Louis, John Scarano, Phil and Marchell Scarano, Larry and Jean Sekel, Carol (Casullo) and Chuck Slabe, Rex and Patti Thompson, Pam (Adesek) Venuti, Bob White, Rick and Judy Zilkowski
Non-Attendees: Gwen Bly, Bob Buccafurno, Jim Cleveland, Lorraine DeAngelis, Tracy (Watkins) Dedominick, Stephen Ferjanec, Paulette (Talaba) Salvi Ferraro, Ron Gagliotti, Pam (Woolever) Grande, Jean (Cummings) Hart, Andy Kaye, Barbara (Quatrino) Leclercq, Barbara (Becker) Longacre, Jay Love, Joanne Mencer, Dawn Morey, Bernie Morocco, Marie (Rotundi) Morscher, Mike Mydas, John Nemcek, Ted Oleszek, James Parkhurst, Marie Raillo, Cheryl (Mosier) Restante, Corinne (Shaper) Ryan, Ramona Snyder, Lynette (Chapadeau) Teichman, Ron Ullman, Dick Urich, Milan Zeman

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