Rockland High alumni celebrate 60th reunion
Rockland — The 60th reunion of the Rockland High School Class of 1952 was held on Sept.15 at the Rockland Golf Club on Old County Road. Thirty class members and 12 guests attended.
The planning committee was led by Christine Roberts Maxcy; others on that committee were Rita Provencher Webster, Sylvia Davis Ross, Ann Ludwick Gould, Bill Gould, Doris and Lew Grant, Bill Pease, Priscilla Skinner Lunderval, and Alice Crie Knight. Celia Crie Perry designed the programs.
Saturday morning the group toured the alumni display at their old high school on Lincoln Street. The banquet was held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Golf Club, and the class attended a breakfast at the American Legion on Sunday morning.
The Golf Club dining room was decorated with orange and black balloons, napkins and flowers. Pom-poms made by Rita Provencher Webster served as souvenirs as well as alumni badges, name tags with Cauldron pictures of each class member. "A Walk Along Maine Street" booklets by Ann Morris of the Rockland Historical Society were presented to each class member by John Ware and Alice Crie Knight.
Christine Roberts Maxcy welcomed the class and called for a moment of silence in remembrance of classmates. Carol Lee Elwell said Grace before the dinner, which was served by Marcia Flanagan and her helpers.
Following the William Hoch Scholarship Fund financial report by Alice Crie Knight, and after a few words from classmates, Larry Hatch presented gifts to Ann and Bill Gould for their hospitality over the years as hosts of our “off years” mini reunions. President William Pease was presented an engraved desk clock. He has written and sent four newsletters to every class member each year for 15 years or more.
As the evening progressed there were many pictures taken, much memorabilia to look at and endless conversations starting, “remember the time we…?”