Thursday, May 1, 2008

Last Night's Centennial Mtg

Thanks to Cathy (Nicholls) Coyle, one of our ace investigative reporters, for the following update!

I went to the Centennial Meeting last night. They had a very full agenda. Everything is coming together slowly but surely. They would like to get more sponsors and more alumni to register on the Centennial website. Dave Thomson will be contacting some of the alumni that have written Interviews on the website. He wants to get more detail on some of the memories that they have written about so that they can be published in the upcoming BHS Centennial Yearbook. The deadlines are fast approaching us!

The deadline for the Distinguished Alumni nominees is June 1, 2008.

The deadline to put items in the Centennial Yearbook is June 6, 2008.

Linda Durkee Johnson was there to encourage more alumni to join the Centennial Drill Team. She has about 20 members so far. Shari Deuel Nicholls can sew the skirts for those of you who need a seamstress to make your Drill Team skirts. She can be contacted at: You can obtain the Centennial t-shirts for $10 at the BHS Student Store. Or, Fred Cooke may have some at the BHS/JBHS Alumni picnic scheduled for June 28th at Johnny Carson Park . They will also have an online store set up on the Centennial website at a future date.

They talked about lots of publicity including newspaper articles and street banners. They have contacted Kim Fields, Class of '86, (Tootie in Facts of Life) and, of course our own Anson (Heimlick) Williams from Class of '67 will be there!

Dale Kristien, from Phantom of the Opera, will sing the National Anthem at the Football Game on Saturday, Sept. 13th and will be singing at the Centennial Gala that night. They also talked about contacting Don Grady, Class of '62, (My Three Sons) to see if he could participate in the Centennial as well.

Dave Thomson and Bruce Osgood holding the "First Place Novelty Trophy" that they were awarded at Burbank On Parade last Saturday.

The City of Burbank has approved the BHS Centennial Celebration's participation in the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26th, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. at McCambridge Park . They will be setting up a special Press Area for families who have lost loved ones in the War. Afterwards there will be a "Rededication Ceremony of the War Memorial Plaque" at BHS from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

I took my Mom, Katie Nicholls, BHS Class of Winter '38 to the meeting. We will be attending the Rededication Ceremony of the War Memorial Plague at BHS. My Mom lost her only brother, my Uncle, Thomas Hunter, Class of '40 in World War II. He is buried in the Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong.

Don't forget that on Sunday, September 14th, our Class of 67 will be having a breakfast at Joan and Freddie Ortega's. We want to see all of you there! Following the breakfast there will be a "Free" Classic Car Show at BHS. There will be food to be purchased there provided by Handi Mart.

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