NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport High School class of 1951 celebrated its 61st class reunion Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Stripers Grille in Salisbury.
Fran Mitchell Munroe was mistress of ceremonies and welcomed 28 classmates and 17 guests.
The afternoon began with happy hour and greeting old friends, followed by a wonderful luncheon. Joan Carroll played the school alma mater and “God Bless America” on the keyboard. A moment of silence was held for deceased class members.
Each classmate was presented with an updated reunion booklet prepared by Charlie Carroll. Favors consisting of red and gold M&M’s inscribed with NHS class of `51 and sand dollars contributed by Rita Croteau were given out.
The door prize, a basket of fall flowers arranged by Joan Corey Tindle, was won by Sylvie Chorebanian, who traveled from California with her husband and class member, Peter, to attend the reunion. Other prizes were won by Barbara Webster, Fay Foster Kimball and Laurine Sullivan.
A class meeting was held and members voted to have another reunion next year. They also voted to present the Newburyport High class of 2013 a $500 scholarship.
Classmates attending were Janet Banks Harris and husband, Les; Ann Brogan Gosselin and husband, Joe; Charlie Carroll and wife, Joan; Peter Chorebanian and wife, Sylvie; Thomas Cook and wife, Mary; Joan Corey Tindle and husband, Bob; Donald Corporon and wife, Evelyn; Philip Davis, Fay Foster Kimball, Rita Grenier Croteau and husband, Jim; Gene Haley and wife, Pat; Robert Jackson, Jim Locke and wife, Theresa; Ann Lenane LaPierre and husband, Ron; Patricia McCollem Makos, Frances Mitchell Munroe, Thelma Morris Boothroyd, Marsha Morrison, Dale B. Munroe, Elaine Perly Poke and guest, Priscilla Noyes Price and husband, Marshall; Rosemarie Stanwood Cote and husband, Arthur; June Steer Nichypor, Eugene Sullivan, Helena Sullivan Thurlow and husband, Wally; Laurine Sullivan, and Barbara Webster and guest.
The reunion committee included Charlie Carroll, Rosemarie Stanwood Cote, Rita Grenier Croteau, Janet Banks Harris, Ann Lenane LaPierre, Priscilla Noyes, Price, Fran Mitchell Munroe, June Steer Nichypor, Helena Sullivan Thurlow and Joan Corey Tindle.