ROCKLAND — The Camden High School Alumni Association announces the 116th Alumni Banquet will be held Friday, Aug. 12, at the Elks Lodge at 210 Rankin Street, Rockland.

There is an elevator available and anyone who has special needs or in need of a ride to the banquet, contact President Lynn Bushee at 230-8434.

The deadline for buying tickets is Friday, Aug. 5, with the cost $35 per person. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door. You may obtain yours by sending a check, payable to CHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, to Dave Ames, 22 Atlantic Highway, Northport, Maine, 04849.

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for ticket return. Also, include a brief informational sheet giving your year of graduation, maiden name, spouse/guest name, etc. If you wish to donate to the Scholarship Fund, send a separate check payable to CHS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND to Dave Ames, 22 Atlantic Highway, Northport, Maine, 04849.

The evening’s events will begin at 4 p.m. with a social hour, appetizers and cash bar (open from 4-8 p.m.). Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided along with a slide show of photos from 1920 to present. Anyone wishing to have photos added, contact Diann Henderson at ddhenders@hotmail.com or call 691-3549.

Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The menu will include: Chicken, haddock and side dishes.

Tables will be reserved for the reunion classes of ‘47, ’52, ’57, ’62 and ’67.

There will be no silent auction this year, but a few items of interest will be auctioned off during the meeting.

Beads will be on sale for $5 for the popular “Heads and Tails” game. Winners will receive donated bottles of wine. Proceeds from the “Heads and Tails” game help support the Scholarship Fund.

At the 116th Annual Alumni Banquet the family of CHS Alumnus Dr. Ronald F. Banks, Ph.D, a member of the CHS Class of 1952, will be presented with the 2020 Camden High School Alumni Recognition Award in acknowledgment of Dr. Banks’ accomplishments as a University of Maine at Orono history professor and classroom educator, university administrator, Maine historian and author, and a public policy researcher for the state of Maine.

The 2021 Camden High School Alumni Recognition Award, to be announced at the banquet, will also be made in recognition of another distinguished CHS Alumnus. The board was unable to make the awards in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID, which caused the banquets to be cancelled.

A short business meeting will follow the meal, during which reunion classes and committee members will be recognized. CHS alumni who have passed away in the last year will be remembered.

Pass this information along to all Camden High School and Camden Rockport High School Classes of 66, 67 and 68 Alumni.