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Falconer High School Class Of 1966 Holds 50th Reunion

The Falconer High School Class of 1966 held its 50th class reunion recently at the Gerry Rodeo Convention Center, catered by Mariner’s Pier Express.

The celebration was planned and executed by a committee comprised of Sheila Anderson Hoene, Karyn Bedient Okerlund, Steve and Nancy (Carlberg) Graham, Cheryl Warner Hill, Brian Westerdahl and Valerie Williams Pierce. There was a table set up with memorabilia and photos and a very special table honoring the 22 deceased members of the class. Classmate Daryl Crandall prepared a continuous running Power Point presentation of all the pictures and photos the group has accumulated over the past 50 years while photographer Jane Young took photographs of all the classmates and their spouses and guests in attendance. Steve Graham is preparing a CD of all the pictures and the video that will be mailed out shortly. There were also several cards signed by those attending to be mailed to those classmates that were not able to attend due to illness.

A total of 100 classmates and guests attended the dinner and program with 61 of them being former classmates. This was the largest attendance the group has ever had at any previous reunion. Larry Giddy came the farthest from Australia and others came from Delaware, Virginia, California, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Colorado. Three people attended who had never attended a reunion before this.

Entertainment was provided by the trio of Diane Shelters Marlatt, Cheryl Warner Hill and Cindy Hallquist Woodin, who also accompanied them on keyboard, as they performed a special song on aging involving the whole group.

There was also a large wine and cheese basket that was given away with all of the proceeds going to The Jane Fosberg Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the benefit of Falconer Central School students to be used at the discretion of the school administration in honor of the Class of 1966.

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