Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Woodstock Union High Scool Alumni Potluck Dinner and Raffle

Mona Hoadley Class of 1941 and Julie Woodbury Class of 1972.
Masonic Lodge
Woodstock Vermont
Lynne Woodbury French Class of 1963 waits for Dennis Wright 
also Class of 1963 to measure out an arm's length of Raffle Tickets for $10
Saturday, March 15, 2014

On Saturday night, the Woodstock Union High School Alumni hosted their 13th or 14th Annual Potluck Dinner and raffle. No one can remember when Barb Leonard, Class of 1970 started the dinners but folks do know it happens every March around St. Patrick's Day. Leonard said she started the dinner as a way to get the alumni together during the winter just about when Cabin fever is setting. She wanted it to be a "Moral Booster.". The first few years she invited Key Note Speakers to attend but as the years passed the dinner morphed into the Potluck and Raffle Dinner it is today.

She said the raffle has taken on a life of its own. Folks come to the dinner just to see what's being raffle off and hoping that they take home a lot of treasure. The funds raised though the raffle and Silent Auction go towards the Alumni Scholarship Program and also to help with the Annual Alumni Parade expenses.

This year, as in years past the Alumni who traveled the farthest to attend the dinner was Neil Johnson Class of 1963 who came from Idaho. The Youngest Graduate was Class of 2003 Ailene Faller. The Oldest Graduate was Mona Hoadley Class of 1941. And the Class with most members attending was The Class of 1963 with six members at the dinner.
The Class of 1963, the best represented Class at the Dinner: 
Rick Harriman, Carol Birmingham Lamson, 
Lynne Woodbury French, Ann Watts Richardson, 
Neil Johnston (who traveled from Idaho!) 
and Dennis Wright (seated.)




Photos by Nanci covered the event for The Vermont Standard

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