The Barn at the Miner’s Table was the perfect setting for the 1970 LFHS 50+2 Class Reunion. The event was held on Friday, August 5, 2022, and was shared with guests from the SMA class of 1970. Seventy classmates enjoyed an evening of memories, friends, and delicious food. Sadly, over the past 50 years, LFHS lost 16 classmates and SMA five. Earlier in the day the group toured Benton Hall Academy, known as Little Falls High to this class, with tour guide and Alumni, Mrs. Tracy Scarano Young (daughter of 1970 Alumnus Fred Scarano), BHA Engineering by Design Instructor.  The class of 1970 was the last class to attend this school as seniors. A bike ride and golf game followed on Saturday.

Stan Gaworecki was the MC for the evening. He reminded the group that in 1970 the Age of Aquarius was a popular theme and the yearbook class photos were arranged by signs of the zodiac. Philip Lalonde, class English teacher, blessed the evening with a prayer. After reading the names of the deceased classmates, the military veterans were recognized. Present to be honored were Frank Boepple, Sauro Franchi, John Penrose, Barbara Slabe, and Eugene Snyder.  A highlight of the evening was a recorded audio-visual cello performance by classmate David Chickering from New Zealand. David played the third movement of The Elgar Cello Concerto accompanied by Emma Sayers on the piano. The evening was filled with taking photos, laughter, and catching up with friends. For many, Little Falls will always be a special place.

The planning committee for this reunion included Fred Scarano, Chuck Tracy, Gary Staffo, Barbara Slabe, Rich Cecconi, Ken Bagley, Marlene Quatrino-Sullivan, Stan Gaworecki, and Valerie DeAngelis-Bly.

A special thank you goes out to Meghan Tracy, daughter of Class of 1970 Alumnus Chuck Tracy, for her work designing the invitation for this event.