Reunion Notes

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

PTA Founders Day Banquet - 1968



Menu - Buffet Style - Baked Ham, Escalloped Potatoes, Potato Salad, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Rolls and Butter, Cake, Coffee

A Centennial Year gives pause to thing of "time" and what it is all about...
With this in mind, we quote from "What Makes People Successful" ...

Take Time

Take time to think ...
it is the source of power.
Take time to play ...
it is the secret of perpetual growth.
Take time to read ...
it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray ...
it is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to love and be loved ...
it is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly ...
it is the road to happiness.
Take time to laugh ...
it is the music of the soul.
Take time to give ...
it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work ...
it is the price of success.

Program

Invocation - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Eugene A. Forbes, Pastor
Welcome - C. Lawrence Allen, President
Election of Officers
Introduction of Guests and Past Presidents - Edward W. Slaggert
Award Presentation - C. Lawrence Allen, with poem written by Mrs. Herbert J. Hansen and presented by Mrs. Hanford R. Topham, Jr.
"The New Image in Song" - Rev. Fr. Leo Lynch and Rev. Fr. Aloysius Lacki
Closing - Rt. Rev. Msgr. Eugene A. Forbes

General Chairman for the evening - Mrs. Edward W. Slaggert, assisted by countless St. Mary's mothers, too numerous to mention here - and that's the way it should be! Many, working together for many others - this is cooperation; this is success; this is Brotherhood in Christianity.

God Bless Us All.

Past Presidents:
1922-23 Mrs. W. E. Dailey
1924 Mrs. William Jehnke
1924 Mrs. Leo Weadock
1925 Mrs. M. Houlihan
1926 Mrs. J.P. Devereaux
1927 Mrs. F.J. Cady
1928 Mrs. E.J. McGraw
1929-30 Mrs. A.D. LeFevre
1931 Mrs. Arthur Weadock
1932-33 Mrs. Fred O'Hara
1934 Mrs. Leo Hendrick
1935 Mrs. Edward G. Deisler, Sr.
1936-37 Mrs. A.E. Ellerthorpe
1938-39 Mrs. George Parent
1940-41 Mrs. Harry H. Greene
1942 Mrs. Frank Roberts
1943 Mrs. Malcom McMullen
1944 Mrs. Martin Bruton
1945-46 Mrs. J. Edward Kingry
1947 Mrs. Harold Flynn
1948-49 Mrs. Morris Jean (Mrs. J. Lynett)
1950-51 Mrs. Herbert Abar
1952 Mrs. Thomas F. Quinn
1953-54 Mrs. Roy DeGesero
1955 Mrs. Laurence E. Brown
1956 Mr. Laurence E. Brown
1957-59 Mrs. Eugene W. Lepeak
1959-61 Mrs. Leo C. Novak
1961-63 Mrs. Hanford R. Topham, Jr.
1963-65 Mrs. Henry J. Kurecka
1965 Mrs. Harold V. Lappin

Prom Rules - 1962



Left: At intermission Chet Niles, Patricia Lewis, Tony Westendorf, and Mary Armstrong enjoy an informal chat.

Top: 23 Skidoo! Patti Martell and Mike King revive an old favorite of the 1920's, the Charleston.

Bottom Right: Waiting for the music to begin, Don Melvin gets into position with his date, Marilyn Buncheck. Don, looking very debonair, is wasting not time in getting the evening off to a good start.

The following regulations will be enforced for the Junior-Senior Prom which will be held at the Y.M.C.A. on Wednesday, May 23.

1. No one who has taken an alcoholic drink that evening will be admitted to the prom.
2. There will be no Pre-prom or Post-prom parties to be held that evening.
3. Immodest dress is strictly prohibited for the banquet and prom. Strapless formals are prohibited. Low necklines are immodest. Spaghetti straps are forbidden.
4. The banquet will be held at 6:15. It is for the juniors and seniors, faculty and pastors. The parents are invited to the program (about 7:15)
5. The prom will be held from 9:00 to 12:30.
6. Smoking will not be permitted in any part of the Y.M.C.A. building at any time. Smoking will be allowed just outside the exit doors.
7. Once admitted to the prom, no one who has gone away from the building may return.
8. By direction of the Most Reverend Bishop all students must be home by 2:00 a.m. of Thursday, May 24.
9. All students are expected to be in school at 12:40 on Thursday, May 24. It would be very edifying to seem them at the 11:30 school Mass.
10. Since admission to the prom will be by personalized tickets only it will be necessary that the names of all dates be submitted by May 4, Friday.
Parents of juniors and seniors will be admitted without tickets.
11. If you are inviting an outsider as your date, please inform them of the rules.

Dear Parents, we ask for your wholehearted cooperation to make this banquet and prom a success for your son or daughter. With your help it can be an event of happy memories rather than one filled with regrets.

Prom Booklets from 1948 and 1970