Thank you to all who uploaded pictures, including Tom Jackson, Monica and Ling Bickham.
A special thank you to Diane Hardy Troy, Polly Brown Fikse, Dan Wilhelm, Trish Conover Hare, Nancy Widman Prostko, Chal McCombs, Ann Talman, Marianne Senko Segool, Steve Stoessel, Craig Brook, Bill Wells, Rob Main, Barbara Spotz Johnson, Jerry Clark and all the others, not named, who put in so much effort to make this a fantastic reunion.
Let's do it again, but next time, we'll have it catered so Polly and Diane can get a break.
Tour of the High School, Upper St Clair and West End overlook:
Events to register:
Pirates game - Friday
High school tour Saturday 10:45am - noon.
Extended USC and South Side Tour - Saturday, noon to 2pm.
Reunion Party at Gilfillan Farm 4-10pm Saturday
We thought it might be fun to create a booklet for the reunion. This is a sample using Rogers outdated info.
If you would like to be included in the booklet - please create a picture like the sample or just send us your latest family picture and the information contained in the sample and we will compile and send you back the picture for your approval.
Thank you to the following classmates who contributed an additional $1255.00 for our reunion.
Diane Hardy Troy
Barbara Liggett Rutter
Juliet Bozzo Denise
W. Scott Deal
Leslie Black Trow
Lori Anderson Popkowski
Susan Harmon Bauer
Nancy Hathaway Sacunas
Patricia Kaufmann Ambler
Cherie Funk Galantis
Trish Conover Hare
Ann Duthie Crafton
We sent out 224 postcards on March 19th to the Alumni that have not been notified.
Doug G. Crawford
Barbara C. Finch
Lora R. Fittro
Susan McMullen Donalo
Vicki Poole Thompson
Theresa M. Schroeder
It is too late to send in your check, but it's not too late to come to the reunion. We want everyone to come if they can make it.
Latest info on the Reunion Weekend
Friday September 11th:
Bucs vs. Brewers
7:05 game time.
Pick up your ticket from Chal Or Tom Griffith at Atria's by the Clemente Statue and bridge from 6-7:30pm. - cost is $15 - and It's T-Shirt night.
We will be sitting in the left field bleachers, section 238 and have access to the the Hall of Fame Club underneath the scoreboard.
We can use the nearby indoor/ outdoor area of the Hall of Fame bar in left field - no charge. Belly up to the bar and get your own beer and walk back and forth to the seats or wonder around the park.
Due to the overwhelming response, an additional 23 tickets were purchased September 9th, in section 331. Which is one level up, accessible by elevator
from the Hall of Fame Club, from the rest of the crew in section 238, where we have 62 tickets for a total of 85 tickets.
Choose the section you would like, but it is first come first served on arrival at the Stadium.
click on the seating chart below.
In PNC park, the highest seat in the stadium is only 88 feet from the field.
Note: Friday is 9/11 and there will be delays downtown with commemorative events. Along with a City wide prayer gathering at 6pm at Point State Park. Also the Clemente Bridge is closed during the pirate game.
Saturday September 12th:
Tour of the High School
Saturday September 12th:
Tour of the High School Updated: September 10th
There are some changes from the original itinerary:
We will meet at the high school Middle entrance at 10:00 am to tour the high school (about 1 hour).
Then after the high school tour, we will take the bus on the extended tour which will include some new sights in Upper St Clair, including the new rec center near Mayview. We will then continue on to The new North Shore and the south side – Arriving back to the High School at 1:00pm.
These changes were made to allow some who may have wanted to come, but were helping out - to still come to the tour and have time to help at the farm, or to go back to your hotel to freshen up.
Up to 44 can go on the bus so if you know of anyone else who wants to come, just let us know.
Use the registration form at the website.
The tours are free events & we still have many seats open
Thank you to Dr Patrick O'Toole - Supt.
Dr. Lou Angelo - HS Principal
and Tom Labanc our tour guide.
Saturday September 12th:
Reunion at Gilfillan Farm
4pm - 10pm
Cost is $60 per person
We are doing a pig roast at the farm. Which will also include chicken and side dishes. Assorted beverages along with beer and wine. We will also have a DJ.
Once registered, we will have a name tag for you at the farm.
Directions: going south on route 19 make the right on Orr road, just before Westminister Chruch -and first gate on the right about 80 feet up Orr road.
If there are any special requests, please let us know.
This is a very relaxing venue where we can all get a chance to reconnect.
Setup for volunteers will begin at noon and the fun starts at 4pm, until the music stops at 10.
Send Checks to:
payable to "USC Class of '75" c/o Diane Troy at 502 Sunset Cove Court, Seneca, SC 29672
Please send in your check so it may be received by September 8th.
$15 per person for the Pirates game
$60 per person for Gilfillan Farm
** we are also taking contributions to cover any additional costs and to support those who can not afford the fee, but would like to attend. **
If you would like to help or have a suggestion, please let us know
Some of the Tasks that require help:
10-15 volunteers to help with day-of set up, reception, remembrances,..
Setup a table that honors those of our classmates who have passed
A group of people to help with cleanup.
If you can think of something else you can help with. Please let us know.
* we need a “communal effort” for our pig roast/beer bash.*
Many Classmates are staying at the Crowne Plaza on Ft. Couch road across from the mall for the reunion (Sept 12th). Reserve a room by calling 412-833-5300. Cancellation policy: able to cancel up to 6pm day of arrival.
Hope everyone is planning to come to our 40th reunion! You could probably walk from the hotel to the reunion at the farm! . Diane has ordered a shuttle for the people staying at Crowne Plaza to take us to the Farm and Back - pick up at 3:45 and a 4:00 p.m. and then a pick-up at the farm at 10:00 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. We can add another shuttle if we end up with more people at the hotel if the shuttle is available - The shuttle will seat 11 people. Please let Diane know if you will be using the shuttle.
For anyone coming in early for Reunion Weekend, a group of people are going to meet at The Bottle Shop in Bridgeville
on Thursday Night to watch the Steelers beat the Patriots. Spread the word. http://www.bottleshopcafe.com/
Diane Troy stated on 11/5/14 - Hi Everyone!
Polly has reserved the Gilfillan Farm for our 40th Reunion for September 12, 2015. There have been some recent reunions at the Farm and it seems to me that this is the perfect venue! But, we need lots of help trying to get the reunion going. The first is to get the word out and mark your calendar. Please respond if you can help out in any way in planning of the reunion.
From Dan Wilhelm:
Thanks, Diane and Polly, for all your help in launching us. We are on our way.
Our hope is to enjoy celebrating 40 years, reconnect throughout the year ahead, renew relationships, expand the organizing group, stage a successful event and increase turnout.
- Join in the conversation -
Please we need your help
We have a few volunteers already, but never enough - we would like your help - if you want to help and have some things you would like to do, please let us know.
The Class of 74 and 73 had their reunions at Gilfillans farm and had a great time - See some of the pictures from the class of 74 reunion
Rob Main had a great idea - for each of us to Write about one of the most memorable experience in high school? I think that would be so cool to read and reflect back on those days. If anyone wouild like to participate, then email your most memorable experience in high school to the link below and we will start a page on the website.
We have also added to the "We Remember When" section a "most memorable high school experience" section if you would like to add there.
Let's Notify All Our Classmates of the Reunion
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we have several former classmates who live far away and would like to come, but just can't.
As Ted Metrose said "I live way out in Hawaii so I really do not have much of an opportunity to make it back to Pittsburgh.
Thanks just the same and I hope you all have a great time.
So, It would be nice to have a picture from them and a 'Hi to the reunion' and something about yourself and we could post this at the reunion. If you would like to do this, just send the pic and the narrative and I will compile to display. There are many people who would love to see you and this will give you a bit of a presence.