North Creek Johnsburg Central School’s biggest class graduated in 1970 with 52 students, and class reunion organizers have decided to meet up again for a weekend in September to reminisce about high school and see each other again.
“I decided a year ago that it had been too long since I had seen my classmates in 1970,” said Linda Cobb, valedictorian of the class. “I decided that if I could get in touch with least five classmates that I had not seen since 1970 that it was worth having a reunion party.”
With the help of Jane Peter, Andie Waldron and Richard Stewart, they were able to contact more than five people.
“In fact, we contacted more than 25 classmates, 12 spouses, four teachers and their spouses,” Cobb said. “The class of ’72 heard of what a successful plan we had and asked to join.”
The reunion will take place Friday to Sunday, Sept. 7-9. On Friday, the class will meet at Basil & Wick’s from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone who brings a memento from the 1970s that has to do with the JCS — like a class ring, jersey or yearbook — will get a free drink made special for the occasion. Afterward, the class will be going to Andie’s Restaurant, where the band Flipside will be playing.
At noon Saturday, the class will be having a get together at the Ski Bowl pavilion. Finger Diddle and Vertical Rise will be providing music. The class has permission to camp out along the beach. On Sunday, to wrap up the weekend, the class will be going to breakfast at the Farmers’ Market Brunch.
For some, homecoming is more than a weekend visit; many members of the class of 1970 are moving back to North Creek, according to Cobb.
“People always say hello when I walk down the street whether I remember them or not,” Cobb said.
Paul Moyer mentioned the mountains were bringing him back.
Cobb wanted to make sure everyone knew they were welcome to join the reunion.