To The Daily Sun,
The Committee for the Laconia High School Alumni Reunion would like to express our gratitude to Laconia School District administration, staff and, most importantly, the alumni who gave so wholeheartedly to insure that the fifth annual Alumni Reunion was a success. Specifically, we thank the Laconia School Board whose endorsement was so important, LHS Facilities Manager Steve Dalzell and his staff and Jack Aldrich and his students of the Meredith Village Savings Bank Culinary Arts Center. Special thanks to Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation for promoting this event that raises funds for the alumni scholarship that two LHS seniors receive each year.
We would also like to especially thank the Laconia Citizen for making our annual alumni publication a reality. We hope to build on this in the years to come to make it a wonderful keepsake of the event.
We thank the generations of alumni who came to Laconia High School to renew friendships, to exchange memories, especially the Class of 1965 and 1975 for hosting the after-parade reception on the lower field. The Class of 1982 has started a tradition this year of hosting a tailgate party complete with a tasty spread before the homecoming game. We hope that other classes will make this a tradition as well. We were also excited to have LHS Band Alumni participate in the parade and know that their attendance will grow each year.
Special thanks to Warren Mitchell, who organized the amazing parade of classic cars that seems to grow each year for our alumni to ride in. Car owners included Kurt Anderson, Steve Weeks, Jim Wallace, Don and Casey Haddock, Larry Guild, Richard Hall, Raymond Poulin, Tim Bartlett, Tara Columb, Carroll and Sandy Stafford, Jonathan James, Don Minor, Roger Landry, John Morrison Jr., Steve Taber, Tom Joslin, Jim Murphy, Allen Gauthier, Jon Hildreth and Warren Mitchell. We apologize if we missed anyone but the classic car parade seems to grow every year! Gert Gilman, Class of 1933, was our senior alumni at the young age of 100 and we were thrilled to have her join us again this year in the celebration. We think that alumni who attended had a great time reconnecting.
On behalf of the alumni, we thank our parents for their insight in supporting us when in school, thank our teachers who challenged us, taught us, and set out dreams and goals to be sought. We know full well that those buildings at 345 Union Ave. have long brought forth a group of citizens who, for some, gave the ultimate commitment so that public education would be available for generations to come, brought forth citizens who made a difference in their nation, their states, their communities, and in the neighbors, in their families, and, yes, in their school systems.
As an alumni committee, grateful and committed to public education, we thank you and hope that next year we can meet again.
Laconia High School Alumni Committee
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