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Classmates from 11 states gather for Fredonia reunion

Graduates from the Fredonia High Class of 1975 gathered for a reunion in the second weekend of July. Here, they are pictured at Shorewood Country Club.

The Fredonia High School Class of 1975 held their 45th + 1 reunion on July 9 and 10. The organizing committee for the reunion was: JoAnne Brown, Carol Kaminski Gotowka, Nancy Urban Napieralski, Joe Coughlin, Ross Sorci, Carol Broad Greetham, Janet Brown Harmon, Jim DeGolyer, Mary Beth Luczkowiak Dolce and Ray and Cindy Coniglio. Classmates attended from 11 states: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.

The class is having a plaque made that will be on a bench in Barker Commons to honor the memory of our 23 classmates who have passed away.

Once again the activities on Friday night were held at Coughlan’s Pub. Classmate Joe Coughlin was evening’s host. Local fare including Lena’s Pizza and BJ’s chicken wings was served. Some 90 people attended including 54 classmates along with teachers Robin Woodbury, Margaret Ruckman and Ann LaDuca.

The evening included a reunion of the rock band Pegasus. Classmates Sandy Rotunda and Steve Castle along with FHS Class of ’76 members Mike and Todd McClenathan.

They did a “Facetime” call with fellow band member Dunkirk’s Chris Poland who is now in Los Angeles.

A golf scramble with 16 participants was held at Shorewood Saturday morning. The winning team consisted of Bill Shaw, Scott Parker, Mark Joy and Class of ’76 guest Kevin McQuiggan. Hole prizes were won by Bill Shaw, Alan Shaw and Ross Conti.

On Saturday night a dinner was held at Shorewood CC. The Club’s excellent staff put together a wonderful evening.

Seating and the bar were on patio. Inside was a hors d’oeuvres table and also some that were passed. Then three food stations for dinner along with a dessert of cake and cupcakes in Orange and Black provided by Cookies by Lisa. Eighty-five people attended the dinner including 50 classmates along with teachers Gary and Robin Woodbury, John “Doc” Ames, Joan Caruso and Joe Calarco with his wife Carol. Mother Nature provided beautiful weather and a stunning sunset to cap off a great evening.

The weekend was enjoyed by all and we are looking forward to our 50th in 2025.

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