The 60th anniversary of the Lincoln High Class of 1957 was celebrated by 45 members accompanied by their spouses, friends and guests at two informal gatherings last month.
Balloons decorated tables at Nico’s Cafe on Wampum Ave., where appetizers were enjoyed and friendships were renewed the first night.
The next evening, 70 people gathered at the Saxon Club for a buffet-style dinner, catered by Nico’s, followed by an entertaining program emceed by James Meehan, class president from Ellwood City.
Richard Charles of Kent, OH., won the 50/50 which raised money for the class-sponsored scholarship which is given annually to members of the Lincoln graduating class.
Other monetary prizes went to Father Michael Barletta of Erie, Audrey Flesher McKay of Southington, Conn., and Robert Lucarelli and Ray Lance of Ellwood City.
Terry Williams of Kalamazoo, Mich., won the Clyde Mays bourbon raffled by James Ammeen, class vice-president of Verona, NJ., as a benefit for the scholarship fund.
“Where in the world is Ellwood City,” shirts were won by Lance and Carl Jaskolka of Ellwood City.
A special guest was Doninic Nocera of Ellport, this year’s recipient of a $3,500 scholarship given by the class. Now a student at Penn State Beaver, he expressed his appreciation for the award and told of his many actives.
An update on the scholarship fund was given by Ammeen who started the scholarship fund at the class’ 50th reunion.
Invocation was offered by Fr. Barletta who also conducted a brief memorial service for the 104 deceased members of the 256-member class. The special memorial display was arranged by Patrick “Mickey” Franus of Austintown, OH.
Group photos were taken by Roxanne Young.
Tables were decorated with fresh floral centerpieces arranged by Roberta Lias Redmond of Ellwood City. There was also a display of memorabilia from high school days and past reunions.
Reunion arrangements were made by a committee headed by Pudy Krestel Pander assisted by Redmons, Louise DeCarbo Massung, Nany Pietrandrea, Blanche MacDonald Novak, Franus, Meehan, and Don Covert. Also helping were Charlotte Hall Colmery of Aurora, OH., Charmain Meehan and Karen Covert.