The Brocton Central School Class of 1977 recently held its 35th class reunion at 21 Brix Winery, Portland. The class members were welcomed by the reunion committee and each put their name in for the three door prize drawings consisting of products from local communities which included maple syrups, honey, concord grape juice, wine, cheese cake mixes, wine jelly, candles, candies and pottery. A variety of hors d'oeuvres prepared by the reunion committee was served as classmates were able to visit along with wine tasting. Tammy Panek-Winder gave a blessing before dinner which was catered by La Casa D' Mangia and it included carve stations of prime rib and roasted turkey along with pasta primavera, baby red potatoes, salad and roll. Classmates were treated after dinner to an array of desserts also prepared by the reunion committee.
A remembrance table was set up for deceased classmate Clarence Town and it included his senior picture along with a photo of the bulldog (Brocton Central School's mascot) he was asked to paint on the district's gymnasium wall when he was a student. A recap of some of his school activities was also presented.
Classmates traveled from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and a variety of places throughout New York. A good time was had by all.
OBSERVER Photo by Matt Panebianco
Front row: Stacy Fisk-Stalter, Tammy Shoemaker-Foti, Linda Shields, Patty Kawski-Porteus, Cindy Willebrandt, Lucy Giambra-Hurley, Kim Kawski-Ryon, Barb Heeder-Musso, Kim Auffhammer-Wise, Tammy Panek-Winder, Natalie Doyle-Bundy and Dianna Borland-Coddington. Back row: Dale Ransom, Merle Simpson, Kathy Abram-Veith, Roger Jopek, Ken Crooks, Jefferson Barnes, Bill Denmead, Ann Carr-Bartkowiak, Judy Gregory-Haskin, Natalie Johnson-Bellando, Paula Palillo and William Bundy.
Committee members included: Cindy Gatto-Willebrandt, Panek-Winder, Judy Gregory-Haskin, Linda LaVoice-Shields, Natalie Doyle-Bundy, Dale Ransom, Ann Carr-Bartkowiak, Stacy Fisk-Stalter and Lucy Giambra-Hurley.