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Olympia Class of 1977 40th Reunion

By on November 16, 2017
Olympia Class of 1977

Olympia Class of 1977

On September 29 and 30, 2017 the Greece Olympia Class of 1977 held their 40th Class Reunion.

The two-day event started on Friday at Ridgemont Country Club with cocktails, dinner and dancing and finished up on Saturday with a tailgating theme picnic at Braddock’s Bay State Park. During the Saturday picnic in commemoration of the 100 year Anniversary of Nick Tahou’s “Garbage Plates,”  picnic attendees were served garbage plates with the food supplied by Tony’s Birdland.

Thanks to generous contributions from some of the classmates, a great fun filled weekend was enjoyed by those in attendance which included 104 guests with 72 being classmates. With a graduating class of around 310, class reunion organizers were pleased to have close to a quarter of the class in attendance. Classmates traveled to the reunion from 11 different states, coming from as far as Arizona and California. The Reunion Committee started planning the event about nine months in advance of the reunion, meeting once a month until the final month when weekly meetings were held.

Thirty-three years ago the first class reunion was held by the Class of 1977. They named it the “7th Year Stretch.” They followed that with a 10th and a 20th year reunion and continued every 5 years from that point on. They also held a class birthday party in 2009 because most of the classmates turned 50 years old that year. They plan on holding a 60 year birthday bash in two years and other class reunions every 5 years moving forward. Class Reunion committee members say staying in touch and maintaining an updated and current contact list of classmates contributes to the success of the attendance of their events.

The Class of 1977 thanks the reunion committee for their hard work and dedication over the past months. Reunion committee members included Dave Buchanan, Barb (Kraft) Buchanan, Cindy (Follaco) Ryan, Lisa Sciolino, Cathy Foster, Bob Jaskot and Mary (LoVullo) Scumaci.

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