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Fulton High Class of ’51 Reunion Coming Up Soon

The class picture of the Class of 51.
The class picture of the Class of 51.

Submitted by Jerry Hogan Kasperek

Listen up classmates; reservations for our class reunion are due Tuesday, August 15th.

It doesn’t seem that long ago when we walked across the stage and said goodbye to Good Old Fulton High School that warm June night in 1951— but here we are, 60 years later, ready to celebrate yet another class reunion!

Our 60th will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, on South First Street in downtown Fulton.

We will meet downstairs in the restaurant, and if the weather permits we can also make use of the outdoor patio. The restaurant is handicapped assessable. There is parking and a door to the restaurant around in back.

An icebreaker begin the festivities at 4:00 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $30.00 per person.

Also, for anyone interested, some of us will be gathering on the night before, (Friday, September 16), at Battle Island Food and Spirits (at the golf course) on Route 48 North, at 7:00 p.m. Food and drink will be available for your purchase.

Come comfortable if you like. Casual attire for both events is perfectly acceptable.

Reminders: Please return your raffle tickets; they help pay reunion expenses. And please bring any memorabilia you want to share so it can be added to the display on Saturday.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the reunion on September 17th!

Any questions or comments please Contact Mary C. O’Brien at (315) 593-8647 or Jerry (McKinney) Hogan Kasperek at (315) 592-7580; or e-mail [email protected]

Please use this if there is room – June 1951 Trivia:

In June of 1951, Beluah, Football Films, Buck Rogers, Billy Rose’s Playbill, Can You Top This?, and Life Begins at Eighty were programs on ABC-TV; Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh got married; Golfer Ben Hogan won the US Open; and the American Medical Association warned that too many Americans are becoming overweight due to lack of exercise (sound familiar?).

It was announced that the US Postal Service is charging customers 3 cents to mail a letter anywhere in the country. The service began in 1776 collecting a minimum of 6 cents o deliver a letter less than 30 miles up to a maximum of 25 cents for over 450 miles (what a deal!).

And, on our graduation night, Monday, June 25, CBS-TV presented the first color broadcast. Arthur Godfrey, Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore and a scene from the Broadway hit show “Guys and Dolls” made up the historic program.

The Class of '51, 45 years later.
The Class of '51, 45 years later.