Brooke High Class of 1974 40th Year Reunion

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Fantastic cookie table!

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Crooked Dock: Pre- Reunion Mixer

Our pre-reunion mixer was held at the Crooked Dock in Wellsburg. It was a beautiful night on the river, with two bands,  random fireworks and a supermoon for us to admire.

Brad Vujnovic and Andy Carey

Brad Vujnovic and Andy Carey

Andy and Paula DiCostantino

Andy and Paula DiCostantino

John DeStefano, Brad, Vickie Mendenhall

John DeStefano, Brad, Vickie Mendenhall

Donna Hood Schoolcraft

Donna Hood Schoolcraft

Janice Olilla, Dan Esposito, Joe Pepe, Cindy Lauck Hart

Janice Olilla, Dan Esposito, Joe Pepe, Cindy Lauck Hart

Dan, Cork Schane, Joe

Dan, Cork Schane, Joe

Ramaine Caparros Turrentine, Colleen Tucker Klein

Ramaine Caparros Turrentine, Colleen Tucker Klein

Laura Dolan (Bill's girlfriend) Bill Barnett, Vickie

Laura Dolan (Bill’s girlfriend) Bill Barnett, Vickie

Bill and John

Bill and John

Ramaine and Vickie

Ramaine and Vickie

Galen Smith and Ramaine

Galen Smith and Ramaine

Paula Krumenacker Adler and Bert Furioli

Paula Krumenacker Adler and Bert Furioli

Andy and Freddie Marino

Andy and Freddie Marino

Kathy Baney, Sue Lindsey, Chrys Diniaco, Vickie

Kathy Baney, Sue Lindsey, Chrys Diniaco, Vickie

Mary Ann DeMatties Atwell, jamie Orr Jones, Paula

Mary Ann DeMatties Atwell, jamie Orr Jones, Paula

On left Mark Goode, ?, John DeStefano

On left Mark Goode, ?, John DeStefano

Janice, Kathy, Mary Ann, Chrys

Janice, Kathy, Mary Ann, Chrys

Rich Deneen and Hector Strickler

Rich Deneen and Hector Strickler

Fireworks AND a supermoon....great night

Fireworks AND a supermoon….great night

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Dan, Galen’s wife, Martha, Galen,and Brad

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Janet Block Toth, Wayne Griffith, Kathy

Janet Block Toth, Wayne Griffith, Kathy

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Freddie and Vickie

Freddie and Vickie

Nancy Deters and ?

Nancy Deters and ?

john and wife Cathie

john and wife Cathie

Janice Jackfert ('75), Mark, Faye Shaffer Ferrell

Janice Jackfert (’75), Mark, Faye Shaffer Ferrell

Sheila Lowe Deluca and husband

Sheila Lowe Deluca and husband

Criss Cole Miller and Francine Diserio Kraus

Criss Cole Miller and Francine Diserio Kraus

Jeff Felton and Ramaine

Jeff Felton and Ramaine

Colleen Casey Shaw and Mark Cummings

Colleen Casey Shaw and Mark Cummings

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2 groups played. This one was Spinning Jenny...excellent!

2 groups played. This one was Spinning Jenny…excellent!

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Patrick's wife, Patrick DiGiacinto, Freddie

Patrick’s wife, Patrick DiGiacinto, Freddie

Benjy Serevicz, Mickie Mecca Diserio

Benjy Serevicz, Mickie Mecca Diserio

Barb Felici, Provenzano, Cindy Schwertfeger Rolls

Barb Felici, Provenzano, Cindy Schwertfeger Rolls

Vickie and Barb

Vickie and Barb

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Mark Cipoletti and Janice

Mark Cipoletti and Janice

Gary Ensminger and Gary Thomas

Gary Ensminger and Gary Thomas

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?  and Cyndi Slussar

? and Cyndi Slussar

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Hector and Norm Schwertfeger (class of '73)

Hector and Norm Schwertfeger (class of ’73)

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On right, Heather Hamilton and Valerie Hall

On right, Heather Hamilton and Valerie Hall

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Tour

For those of you like me who have not been back to Brooke High School since graduation in 1974, you will be in for a big surprise if you choose to take the tour this Saturday morning.

Per Nancy Deters,who has organized the tour for us:

“Everyone should come into the new section of the school where the new addition is. Our old ” circle “. If there is a change regarding that entrance I’ll let you know . Looking forward to seeing everyone . Please try to come a take a look. There have been many changes over the last 40 years but many things remain the same ….”

They have built a wellness center on to the high school and have eliminated Center 4.

 

The tour will be at 11:30. Some of us are meeting at Undo’s in Weirton’s Holiday Inn for breakfast at 9:30.

Hope to see you there!

Reunion is Approaching!

The Brooke High Class of 1974 40th Reunion is just around the corner!  We  will no longer be taking reservations after Saturday, July5.

So far this is what we have for you:

Pre-reunion mixer at the Crooked Dock in Wellsburg at 7:30. Cover charge will be $3.00. The  ’76 All Star Band will begin at 8:30.

Saturday morning for those interested…..meet at Brooke High for the tour at 11:30

5:00 Reunion! We will have a registration table for your first stop to get your name tag and to sign our address book. We have a sangria bar and appetizers along with a great cookie table as you mingle and wait for your group to be called for pictures. We will have one class photo taken around 6:15 and before that groups such as Edgewood, St. Anthony’s, band, and the 4 centers will be called to gather for a photo.

a buffet dinner will be served after a very short program/welcome. We have been able to add Roast beef to the menu and we will have a great cake for dessert. Besides the free sangria fountain, a cash bar will be at your disposal.

Chico the DJ will play from 8:00-11:00.

Hope to see you there!

BHS Class of 1974 Reunion Update

**WE ARE STILL TAKING RESERVATIONS! :)

 

Our big 40th reunion is just around the corner and the planning committee is hard at work. We are meeting today at the Crooked Dock to finalize plans. Right now we are receiving reservations from classmates and have extended the deadline. We needed to have a preliminary estimation for the Serbian Center, so that’s why the initial deadline was June 1. So, please continue to send in your checks. We want to see you there!

*Follansbee Community Days will also be held this weekend, so there will plenty of activities to keep you busy, especially if you will be traveling out of state to come to the reunion.  Among other activities, there will be a community parade at 1:00 Saturday, and a classic car show on Sunday from 12-3pm.

So here is our weekend:

Friday- for those interested in playing golf, Hector Strickler has put together some tee times at Jones. He said to get in touch with him or you can leave questions or comments at our email or on this site, or see him on Facebook.

Friday evening- We will be having a mixer for our class and other classes who would like to meet up with us at the Crooked Dock (formerly Pier 12) in Wellsburg at 7:30. Come hang out with us on the river and enjoy the sounds of  The 76 All Star Band at 9:00. Cover charge will be $5 a person.

Saturday morning- If you would like to meet for breakfast, we are meeting at Undo’s in the Holiday Inn at 9:30.

After breakfast, again for those interested, we will be making the trip to Brooke High for a tour at 11:30. I myself have not been there since graduation, so this will be a trip down memory lane.

DiCarlo’s for lunch, anyone? :)

Our 4oth reunion will begin with a cocktail hour and group photos from 5:00-6:30. After registration and picking up your name tag, you will have time to visit our wonderful cookie table, have some appetizers, and have a few drinks from our sangria bar and right now we are checking about having a keg.  We will have a cash bar for those who would like something else.  We will also have a remembrance table for those classmates who are no longer with us.

Appetizers: Fresh vegetables with dip, assorted cheese with dip and crackers, sausage stuffed mushrooms, and brushetta assortment.

During the cocktail hour, we will also start calling various groups for a picture, such as Woodland Estates kids, Wellsburg Primary etc.  We are not having a photographer, so these photos will be available for download from facebook and this web site.

Our short dinner program will begin around 6:30, followed by a wonderful Governor’s Buffet:

Tossed Garden Salad

Cucumber Salad

Chicken Piccata

Seafood Pasta Alfredo

Sliced Roast Sirloin of beef

Parslied Redskin Potatoes

Amaretto Glazed Carrots

and Cake! :)

All buffets are served with choice of two salad dressings, fresh hearth-baked bread and whipped butter, and coffee and hot tea service.

Again, visit the cookie table throughout the night and enjoy the cake for dessert.

Our dance with Chico the DJ will be from 8-11, so practice those dance moves in front of the mirror. :)  You can bet you will hear KC and the Sunshine Band,   and other great 70 tunes along with the music “the kids are listening to these days.”  Of course you know we will have “Shout” for sure.

I guess that’s about it. We hope to see you there! And like I mentioned above, our deadline is June 1, but we will continue to take reservations until 2 weeks before the reunion. At that time we will need to have our final number, so please get your checks in soon.

 

Brooke Class of 1974: 5k Run

Jeff Felton,  classmate and avid runner, suggested we try to do something healthy and fun as a class. Please consider running/walking in the Wellsburg Fourth of July 5K. We could get shirts and represent our class if anyone is interested. More information as the race gets closer. That would be the week before our class reunion.

Golf Outing: Brooke Class of 74 Reunion

Several of the guys have participated in a round of golf prior to Friday’s mixer  for the last three reunions. If anyone is interested in golfing at Oglebay this this year, please message Hector Strickler or comment below. We are looking to make this the best reunion ever! That date will be Friday, July 11.

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