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2003 Annual Reunion

 

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Annual Reunion and Luncheon
August 9th, 2003

This years Annual Reunion was held at Messalonskee High School on August 9th, 2003. The chicken dinner was catered by Helen Bridges. A total of 163 alumni plus spouses and friends, attended the event.

An invocation was given by Loraine Jones. President Blaine Ellis welcomed the group, the flag salute was led by Dwight Taylor, class of 1929. A response from the class of 1953 was given by the Rev. Raymond Stinneford. An interlude of silence was held to remember those classmates who have died.

Grace LaBonte, presented The Eagle Award to Selma Pulsifer, in recognition of her outstanding and continuing community volunteer service. Special recognition for dedication to community service was given to Bert Marston and Ralph Farnham Jr. The Alumni Association thanked Matthew Hunt, for helping to establish the Alumni Assoc. Web site, and Sandra Trembly, for printing the program.

The business meeting was conducted by Pres. Blaine Ellis, who thanked the individuals who contributed their time and services during his two year term of office. He mentioned that Alfred and Barbara Wheeler were unable to attend the days events because of illness. They had attended and supported the Alumni Assoc. for over 60 years. The treasurers report was presented by Dan Grady and the secretary's report by Alan Charles. New officers were elected to serve on the executive committee for 2004. They are: president, Dana Wrigley; vice president, Frances King; treasurer, Dan Grady; and secretary, Leatrice Grevois.

The door prize of $100 donated in the memory of Barbara Marston, was won by Harold Parker, who donated the funds to the organization. The roll call of classes was given by Dana Wrigley, and the benediction was offered by Stinneford.

In closing President Blaine Ellis reminded everyone about the new bookcase presented to the Oakland Public Library by the class of 1954. It holds the Ripple yearbook collection from the Oakland and Williams High Schools. There are 33 years of the Messalonskee Talon yearbooks that should be collected and preserved in the library for future generations. Anyone wishing to donate a Talon yearbook should contact the Oakland Public Library or a member of the Oakland Alumni Association.

 


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