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2006 Annual Reunion

 

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ALUMNI BANQUET
AUGUST 12, 2006

The Oakland Alumni Association held their annual meeting recently at John Martin's Manor in Waterville. Two hundred and fifty members and friends attended the social hour, buffet and business meeting. Dana Wrigley opened the meeting, Selma Pulcifur gave the invocation and Dwight Taylor led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Betty Lewis Pellerin was the hostess and Madeline Boudreau ran the 50/50 raffle, which was won by Ronald Tilton. Dwight Taylor from the class of 1929 was the oldest member present. Alice Wrigley and Beverly Wrigley handled the tickets and registration.

The classes of 1956, 1951 and 1946 were celebrating anniversaries and were well represented. Two former teachers, Artie Clark and Helen Gallagher, were present. Alfred and Barbara Wheeler, longtime supporters of the association, were unable to attend this year, as was former Principal Maxwell Ward. Past officers in attendance were Julia Brown, Hobie Pierce, Hilda Bickford, Francis Monahan, Madeline Boudreau, Elaine Burton, Linda and Dan GRady and Grace Labonte.

Ralph Farnham, Jr.The annual Eagle award was presented to Ralph Farnham, Jr., class of 1956. He has retired from National Cash Register Co. after 35 years. He has served 28 years on the Oakland Town Council, many as chairman. He has represented the town on the Kennebec County Budget Committee for nine years, member of MMA legislative committee, State of Maine Communications Policy Committee and chaired the committees to replace the Veterans Memorial and the Fireman's Memorial, as well as the library expansion committee.

The annual Barbara Marston door prize was won by Sheldon Thomas. Linda Grady presented a history of Edith, Grace and Helen, the three Lord sisters. Officers elected for 2007 were Dana Wrigley, president; Alice Wrigley, vice president; Fran King, secretary; and Alan Charles, treasurer. Loraine Morton Jones gave the benediction. The next meeting will be held Aug. 11, 2007, at John Martin's Manor.

 


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