We had a great turnout for the 54th Annual Arkport Alumni Banquet. We honored members of the classes of 1943 for 75 years, 1968 for 50 years and 1993 for 25 years. We recognized class from 1948, 1958, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008 and graduates from 2018.
With 171 members and guests in attendance from 15 states, we enjoyed a buffet dinner provided by Infinity Catering. In keeping with alumni members requests not to have an invited speaker, Linda Wellington Burdett, President, provided us with a little history on education in Arkport and the surround communities.
We invited alumni members and local business to provide door prizes for attending members, and boy did they step up! We want to thank the following:
Canisteo Valley Historical Society Jay Pullman
Sarah Sawczyszyn Platt, Class of 2003 Barbara Jean’s Country
Lee Marcus, Class of 1967 Jeremy Holbrook, Class of 1996
The Brute Studio 12
Berry Vine Creations Village Café
Meghan Dwyer, Class of 1996 Karlie Askins Burns, Class of 2000
Tara Sanford Wilson, Class of 1990Honey Bee Restaurant
Benjamin Noble, Class of 1995 Arkport Cycle, The Jamison Family
Leslie Power Tobin, Class of 2000Steuben Trust Company
We introduced the scholarship winners from the Class of 2018:
The Paul “Wink” Wolfgruber and Paul J. Wolfgruber Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,00 ($500 a year for two (2) years) Bethany Wilcox
The C. Jack Wraight Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 was awarded to Thomas Rink
The Canisteo Valley Historical Society Scholarship in the amount of $300 awarded to Abigail Patrick
Arkport Alumni Scholarships 14-$400 scholarships were awarded to:
Bethany WilcoxThomas Rink
Abigail PatrickMackenzie Plank
Jasmine MoskoHolley Chamberlin
Harley LippincottAlyssa Merry
Caelan SmithDominic Fucci
Dominic FucciTiffany Smith
Grace ThompsonErin Geibel
We would like to take
this opportunity to Thank everyone who donated to the scholarship fund
so we can support these fine young ladies and gentlemen!
In our business
portion of the evening the secretary and treasure reports were read and
approved. Members were asked for nominations of officers and members
asked that current members stay on. So again your 2018-2019 officers
Linda Wellington Burdett, Class of 1969 President
Marjorie Osborn Wagner, Class of 1957, Vice President
Nancy Amidon Glover, Class of 1957, Treasurer
Tracis Hoyt McCarthy, Class of 1997, Secretary
If you have not paid your dues of $5.00 please do so ASAP. You can now use PayPal!
We hope everyone has a great summer!
Linda Wellington Burdett