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What a great year for the Class of '65 through kindness and generosity!
JULY - Class Reunion where continuing financial support from classmates help create a First Class, yet affordable 2 day event
OCTOBER - Two Class Gifts presented to Sandusky City Schools
DECEMBER -Ladies Luncheon and Donation to OhGo
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JULY GIFTS TO CLASSMATES
In July we celebrated together both our Covid postponed 55th Reunion and our 75th birthdays. While it was wonderful to gather together for two nights of fun, the events were even more special because of the continuing financial support of many classmates towards the costs of hosting our reunions. Being sensitive to both increasing costs for food and an acknowledgement of how we're in the "retirement income" phase of our lives, we have been fortunate to receive special donations from classmates to help offset costs. Our primary goal remains getting together so eliminating/reducing some financial barriers makes more things possible. This past year Classmates donated an estimated $6,000, all of which went towards reducing food costs approximaetly 80%. The Class of '65 takes care of its own!
Friday - Welcome Pizza Party
Saturday - "Great Balls of Fire" Dinner
We enjoy EXTRAS because you give the extra! Thanks for sharing!
OCTOBER GIFTS TO SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL
Our Class has always had great respect for the traditions of SHS and this past year we were able to make TWO "Class of '65" gifts to the high school. For the past 54 years Streaky Bear, as mascot, has been a symbol of school spirit. We've commemorated the first year of Streaky (our Senior year) with a permanent plaque in the SHS Athletic Hall. In addition we donated $650 to the Athletic Dept. to help offset their costs for a new mascot uniform/head.
The Dedication of these gifts was held at Strobel Field. It was wonderful to have several classmates represent our Class including cheerleaders, football and basketball teams, Pep Club, Class Officers, Fram/Highlights staff, Program sellers and fans...all of whom helped set our "Streaky" on the path of becoming a tradition. Little did we know then, how our class spirit would fuel continuing school spirit through the decades that followed. We cement the Class of '65 into the history of school traditions and we "pay forward" with our gifts.
We've still got the SPIRIT!
DECEMBER GIFTS TO LOCAL MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Three or four times each year the "Gals of '65" have a casual get-together lunch to stay connected and supportive of our classmates. Each Christmas Season the gals also choose a local cause to support with their personal donations. This year they choose to continue their support to OHgo which provides a mobile food pantry twice a month to our Sandusky area residents.
Every dollar donated goes towards enhancing lives in our local community.
If you are within driving distance of Sandusky, consider joining us for lunch sometime this year. It's light-hearted fun with friendly smiles and good food. Contact Carol Young-Fosco/Buderer and she'll add you to her email list. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PREVIOUS CLASS DONATIONS OVER THE YEARS
Our Legacy of Giving and Sharing...
2022 is not the first year to make note of the generosity and caring that comes from the hearts and minds of our fellow SHS Class of '65 classmates. In the past we've supported with financial donations from our Class Treasury the Sandusky City Schools, the Sandusky Fire Department's Shoes for Kids Program (in honor of deceased classmate and firefighter Robert Kowalk who started the fund), OHgo mobile food pantry, and Hospice. We've also benefited from personal donations of time and resources from many individual classmates who give and work to create wonderful reunion events that reach out to all from our Class to participate. Our Class is defined not from just a 4-year stint in high school, but a life-time of growth, reflection, and connections. We have much to be proud of!