SO what did you do on your summer vacation? This is the last day of summer. It's a standard question asked of students when they return to school, but it's also the topic of many adult conversations filled with fond memories. In addition to the fun times of tennis, golf, boating, and more, there were many reunions.
CHURCHILL’S celebrated its 100th anniversary of doing business in the grocery world in Toledo with an employee alumni reunion at Olander Park. Walt Churchill, who was born into the business 88 years ago, was delighted with the turnout of more than 300 who came from all over Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, and more. There were games, a raffle, lunch, and poster boards from all the stores to sign for memory sake.
The Churchill’s 100th anniversary reunion at Olander Park was a delight for 300 some alumni including, from left: Robin Claucherty, Susan Avino, Jeanne Smiczek, and Bill Garbe, who all worked at Central Avenue in the early 1980s.
Seen were Laura Danford, Leigh and David Tremp, and Scott Reddish, who retired two years ago after 48 years of service. Bill Garbe, who worked at the Central Avenue store in the early 1980s, gadded with friends, including Robin Claucherty, Susan Avina, and Jeanne Smiczek.
THE 1967 class of Woodward High school celebrated its 50th reunion with dinner and oldies tunes at Angelo’s Northwood Villa, tours of the “new” Woodward High School and Downtown Toledo, and dancing at Centennial Terrace with the Cheeks band whose lead singer, Larry Quillen, is a fellow alumnus. A “Wall of Remembrance” honored deceased graduates and those lost in the Vietnam War.
The reunion committee included Debbie (Schuster) Pryba, Judy (Mohn) Rosebrook, Sue (Monroe) Bischof, Doris (McDaniel) Levering, Ken Allen, Rick Navarre, Paul “Bubba” Kornowa, Cheri (Darrow) Bonk, Sandi Kosinski, Veronica “Ronnie” (Zarnoch) Komorny, Jim Gregory, Sue (Sutton) Mizer and Mr. Quillen.
THE Woodward High School class of 1949 keeps in touch with monthly alumni gatherings. Jamie Farr graduated from there in 1952, so many of these folks knew Mr. Farr when he was Jameel Joseph Farah.
Woodward High School class of 1967 gathered for its 50th reunion with their mascot, the Polar Bear. From left: Veronica (Zarnoch) Komorny, Judy (Mohn) Rosebrook, Sue (Monroe) Bischof, Sue (Sutton) Mizer, Julie (Burns) Hladio, John Fong, Salley (Trabbic) Lindsay, Nancy (Vail) Goldsmith, Ken Allen, Pat (Thomas) James, Al Navarre, Jean (Asta) Birkland, and Carl Nielsen.
Father Joe Newman of St. Francis de Sales High School and Father Ronald Olszewski, chairman of the school's foundation, made their annual Bourbon Trail Adventure in Kentucky while on vacation. Now that school is back in session, they have fellow staffers to listen to their stories of adventure. They brought a group who all stayed at the Louisville's Historic Rocking Horse Manor Bed and Breakfast (built in1888), dined at Amici Café and Buck’s Restaurant, and visited the Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve, and Angel’s Envy distilleries. Timothy and Maureen Martindale, Travis and Jessica Lewis, Dr. Bill and Lori Dillon, and Maureen DeLaney and Ray Carroll joined them in their adventure.
TOMORROW, the first day of fall, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Those who have impaired vision are more likely to experience falls. If vision is not treated it could also lead to vision loss such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. So make sure you schedule you annual eye exam. You only have one pair.
Barbara Hendel is The Blade’s society editor. Contact her at: email@example.com or call 419-724-6124.
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