Well, about 125 of you do have great memories of Green Pond! Now you have another one! Saturday, October 15th was a windy yet sunny day. The furniture outside the GPYC was moving all by itself, yet some soul’s still braved sitting on the deck. By evening the wind died down and the sunset was a spectacular crimson & pinks. Our vision for the day evolved as we dreamed it could be. Just a bunch of old friends coming together to celebrate a special time in our lives, in this special place…GREEN POND.
We would like to thank the following who made this day possible:
The Reunion Committee: Priscilla DeLeeuw Barrowclough, Jane Lawrence Williams, Jeanne Hatem, Rita Palmitessa Fritz, Middie Hollenbeck Siciliano, Christine Sweeten Tourso and Ralph Fioretti.
We want to thank the following “Non-Committee” friends who volunteered their time, their brawn, and their GP spirited attitudes: Peter Gormley, Chris Gormley, Joan Hamersma, Michelle Maupai, Bill Deleeuw, Megan Marfiewicz, Sandy Widdecombe, Barry Smith and Peter Williams….more to be added I’m sure.
A big thanks to the Green Pond Community Club for allowing us to open the Community House to display the memorabilia which was provided by Rick Nerger, Priscilla and Jane.
Ginger Hanright was our GPYC liaison and she worked tirelessly with us to coordinate the facility.
Our gratitude to Ray Promin for coming in the next morning to put the place back together… again.
Thanks to Jill Wilson, our “professional” photographer. She will be making pictures available on her website. The website listed in The Oracle is not correct (long story). We will supply new contact information as soon as we get it.
We will give you information about ordering a copy of the CD that Priscilla gave up half her life for this past month. Just give us a chance to catch our breath…and we will put some pictures up on this site as well.
Thank you to all the “Masters of Ceremonies” who replaced our original MC, Patsy Siciliano (Middie’s husband). Sadly, Patsy’s heart was in the right place…. however his gallbladder wasn’t and he landed in the hospital. We hope you are better Patsy! So sorry you missed the party! Our replacement MC’s were Cap Hollenbeck, Greg Maupai, and Elaine Decker.
Our thanks to Jami and Sonny!!! Thank you Miss **** Bartender Extraordinaire, Debbie Demarest Robibero ….. she should have been part of the party but she choose to work it! Thanks!
Cheryl Yurescko Mulligan donated some of the flowers all of which were shipped from Hawaii. Jeanne Hatem had a vision for the flowers and made those truly creative centerpieces. They were beautiful and a lot of work…thank you our friend.
Thanks to Danny Luzzi from Luzzi’s Hibernia Inn – his food was delicious & if you have never eaten at his restaurant on Green Pond Road…you already know you’ll have a great meal!
Thanks to Gup of Party Jukes for the juke box and the music.
WE CAN’T FORGET TO THANK YOU! GREEN PONDERS PAST & PRESENT( it wouldn’t have happened without you.)
Bruce & Susie Perkins Cassella, Ed & Judy Barker Crump, Priscilla & Bob DeLeeuw Barrowclough, Carol Dietl Blanchard, Linda Dietl Justesen, Ralph Fioretti, Jeanne Hatem, Liz Higgins Mattson, Jane Lawrence Williams, Kevin & Kathy Korb McGarry, Pat Mulcahey Hatem, Rita Palmitessa Fritz, Al & Cindy Charlton Porcaro, Leslie Ruport Smart, Lindsay Ruport Callahan, Elaine Smith Hoekstra, Christine Sweeten Tourso, Lynn Walker Kloss, Gary & Jane Darling, Starr Berenbroick, Sandy Widdicombe, Skip Widdicombe, Dave & Diane Martin, Robert & Nancy Goerner DeVries, John Semar, Mary Ellen Hin Broadwell, Judy Hin, Peter Hin, Bob & Katha Sinclair Griswold, Sue & Mike VanLenten Bernstein, Bob & Janet Hatke, Jerry & Denise Libutti Staub, Bob Gormley, Chris Gormley, Pat Skinner Pannicke, Elaine Decker, Jackie Edson Plaatsman, Middie & Patsy Hollenbeck Siciliano, Ann Stokes & George Neff, Cinde Helwig Cotten, Cappy Hollenbeck, Denny Stewart, Carolyn Berenbroick & Jim Keegan, Bunker Berry, Nancy Foss Lathrop, Pat Ferrera, Mike & Mary Ann Halkius, Barbara Halkius Triantafillou, David Griswold (Pinky) & Maureen Huber, Kathy Watson & Steve (Ziggy) Florence, Greg and Jeanne Smythe Maupai, Tom & JoAnn Gundlach, Bitsy, Barbara Van Riper & Peter Cossman, & Buzzy & Barbra Van Riper, Ed Chesnut, Pat Goodyear House, John Helwig, Bill DeLeeuw, Peter Gormley, David Van Lenten, Doris Fillmore, Barbara Rohrhurst, Bill Krause, and Glenn Chesnut, Pam VanderBeck, Roy Heerema, Brian & Wendy Blanchard, Jerry Budin & Therese Palazzo, Ray Schank, Joan Hamersma, Jan Roche, Cathy Decker Beevers, Michelle Maupai, Bob & Sue McGarry Davis, Dale Brandenburg Healey & husband, Mark Brandenburg, Alan & Susan Smythe Scripture, Alice Tol , Maryanne Fette Di Lella, Melanie Wynkoop Harwood, Craig Doolittle. A few more old friends came last minute, Boots Thomas Turner, Nancy MacIntyre Hollinshead, and Eric Schwartz, and Liz Hurley Muchmore. And we hope no one else was forgotten!
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