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Chestertown school Class of 1957 holds 55th reunion

Members of the Chestertown Central School Class of 1957 have cake during their recent 55th reunion.

Members of the Chestertown Central School Class of 1957 have cake during their recent 55th reunion. Photo provided

— A CD (rendition of the 1972 song by the Statler Brothers - "The Class of '57") with lyrics modified to fit the CCS Class of '57 was sung and recorded by Irv DeMatties, Jeff Inglee and Wendell Breault. A copy was presented to each of the classmates to commemorate the occasion. A forthcoming DVD is under production by DeMatties that will include pictures and 1950s music for both the 50th and 55th reunion.

With townspeople doing much of the work, Chestertown Central School was converted to the present-day Town of Chester Municipal Center (Town Hall, Library and Museum), which saved the school from likely demolition. Because of this unselfish work, graduates like the class of ’57 have a place to return and reminisce, and for this we are forever grateful.

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