I first of all want to thank John David for his hard work on the class of 61 website and his diligence in preparing and posting things to keep us up to date with our class.
Next would be Loulie & George Kent for their many hours spent working and writing and mailing and all the other stuff that went into making the 50th happen.
Then there is the reunion committee to which all of the above and many more devoted endless hours. They spent a lot of time over several years to insure that the 50th reunion of the class of 61 was the best one ever. To all of you I offer my most sincere thanks for your efforts in making it a huge success.
Here I need to give a shout out to my facebook buddy Judith Lampman Lankau for sharing photos and comments with me, thank you Judy.
To our classmates Rick Gravelding, Teddy Antrum and Fluffy Saccucci, from a long time friend and fan I thank you all for your friendship and entertainment throughout the years. I give you special thanks for your talents at the reunion. Without you guys it would not have been so special. The bands were wonderful but without Fluffy and Teddy they would have just been bands. The gathering at Stewart park would not have had any entertainment if not for Rick and Mike singing and playing, and we cannot forget George on the tuba.
With all that being said, I want to thank the entire class of 1961 for allowing me to return and be a part of something so very special.
To those who took the time to shake my hand and say hi, thanks, you all have touched a place in my heart that I thought was lost forever. when I left high school.
I close with the thought of attending the 55th and seeing you all again.
A thank you to all of the reunion committee members for bringing all of us back together, it was wonderful.
Yes, it was much to short, missed saying hello to many, and missed seeing others who were unable to attend-maybe next time.
The Fall Creek reunion was fantastic-what a better place to meet than at the "historic" Fall Creek House.
Very honored to to have had the privilege of having dinner with Coach Moresco, and his wife. Coach is still on top of his game!
Looking forward to meeting up again, our best to all,
Steve and Susanne Dempsey Shippos