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Last Updated: 8/20/2013
VOLUNTEERS. Please consider volunteering a little of your time for picnic day. Just let someone on the committee know that you are interested in devoting a little of your picnic day to help things run smoothly. If you are willing to do so, please contact Anna Marie Ward Bochter (email@example.com) or Adele Henning Kunz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Kohan (412-233-4155).
TENTS. If your class is planning to rent a tent for the upcoming picnic, please notify someone on the Committee. You are responsible for the rental of the tent...with tables and chairs...but we would like to know about it for planning purposes. Please contact one of those listed above and inform them of your tent rental plans.
The CLAIRTON HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI have scheduled a picnic at Clairton Park Lodge/Pavilion on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Please note that this date is THE FIRST SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER! Also, please note that it is the Saturday AFTER Labor Day in 2013. Please check back from time to time to see updates of the following information.
PARKING CONTROL: We are planning to have policemen help in parking control on Saturday, 9/7/13. Please adhere to their instructions so that we may have an orderly parking situation at the park.
RAIN OR SHINE: Don't let thoughts of bad weather scare you away from attending the picnic. We'll be there regardless of the weather. The caterer will prepare the food and we hope to have a day that will dawn as a beautiful day for a picnic. Our hope is to have sunshine and 75 degrees.
Picnic: A picnic for Clairton High School alumni from classes 1935 through 1972 on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Clairton Park Lodge and adjoining pavilion.
Cost: The cost for the 2013 picnic is $11. This is the same as the 2012 picnic and is based on the cost from the caterer.
NOTE ON PICNIC COST - 2013: It should be noted that ALL attendees at the picnic (except faculty) are expected to pay the nominal fee. Some people are under the mistaken notion that if they don't eat, they do not have to pay. We want to clarify that notion. The fee that we assess covers the meal, rental of the Lodge/Pavilion, faculty meals, name tags, tablecloths, website fee, and any additional expenses that are incurred with a picnic of this size. Your cooperation with this fee assessment for ALL ATTENDEES is requested.
Caterer: For those who have asked, our caterer is: D&D Foods, Inc., 214 Mikula Road, Arnold City, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, Phone: 724-929-7565.
Starting Time: As in the past, we will gather at 11:00 a.m. Catered lunch will be served about 12:30 p.m. If there is a change to that schedule, we will notify you here on this website, but we don't anticipate any changes.
Meal: The meal menu for 2013 will be determined during our Spring/Early Summer meeting with the caterer. We will publish the menu as soon as we know what it will be.
Meal Notes: Please note that there are SIX (6) lines inside the Lodge for the food. All six lines are serving the SAME food. Please help us in moving the crowd along by utilizing all six lines. Also, faculty and handicapped will be served first. If you have a handicap, please see the door attendant who will be collecting meal tickets and you will be allowed to enter the Lodge immediately. Also, if you need assistance in getting your meal, please see any one of the Committee and we will make sure that you receive help.
Dessert: Optional: Please bring a dessert to share. We always enjoy the display of desserts brought by everyone. It is one of the highlights of our picnic. Your contribution adds to the enjoyment of the day and we appreciate anything you can bring. If at all possible, can you please cut your dessert into individual servings to assist those preparing the dessert table in getting the desserts set out quickly.
Beverages: The Clairton Lions Club will again be selling water, soft drinks, and coffee at the picnic in 2013. They have assured us that the cost will be $1 per drink. We urge you to patronize their sales. The Clairton Lions Club will benefit from any profit they make on beverage sales.
Lawn Chair: You may bring a lawn chair to enjoy the fun.
Share the Wealth: We are expecting to have a "Share the Wealth" raffle. You could be the lucky winner!!!! We had one unclaimed prize for the 2012 picnic. Make sure you check your tickets. Unclaimed prizes go back into the treasury to help defray the costs of the picnic.
Camera: Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the wonderful moments of the day. After the picnic, Anna Marie will be posting pictures that you provide to this website. The preference is for a CD/DVD or some electronic transmission of the pictures, but hard copies can be put on the website also. Check with Anna Marie at the picnic on where to send your pictures. Share the fun with everyone!
Donations: Your generosity is always appreciated. Donations are being accepted.
NEXT YEAR: Remember, future picnics will be held on the first Saturday in September.
Sponsorship: It has been decided that the sponsorship will be "Clairton High School Alumni". We have representation from many classes. These are devoted individuals who return year after year to plan this picnic. We openly invite anyone who wishes to participate in the planning to join this group. Please contact one of the committee to let them know of your desire to participate and we will let you know of the meeting schedule/location.
PICNIC RESERVATIONS - 2013: Reservations will start to be taken on March 1, 2013. Registration and payment are due no later than August 1, 2013. Please see the Picnic Registration Form on this site. That is a form you can print, fill in and mail along with your check to Karen Williamson (address below). Checks should be made out to "CHS Reunion Picnic". Facilities at Clairton Park and caterer restrictions can accommodate a limited number of people. IMPORTANT: PICNIC ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED PAID RESERVATION BASIS.
MAILING ADDRESS FOR REGISTRATION: Your registration form and check can be mailed to Karen Williamson, 605 Delaware Avenue, Clairton, PA 15025. Karen's e-mail address is email@example.com.
PICNIC DATE UPDATE - AS OF AUGUST 19, 2013:
After several recent discussions regarding the date of the CHS Reunion Picnic and a meeting with the City of Clairton on Monday, August 19, 2013, the date of the CHS Reunion Picnic will be the Saturday before Labor Day for 2014 and beyond. The City has promised the Committee that they will honor this date for our function EVERY YEAR. This information was recorded in the City's reservation book and confirmed on August 19, 2013, by "Becky" who works in the City Office.
By way of further clarification, the date for the 2013 CHS Reunion Picnic was based on information provided to the Committee by City of Clairton personnel, who have since retired. We are sorry that this change of the 2013 date caused schedule problems for our fellow alumni. We always try to serve the best interests of our fellow alumni and always welcome your comments and criticisms in an effort to make our picnic a wonderful experience for all. We thank you for your understanding, patience and support -- truly another display of the Clairton spirit.
Any questions about the picnic should be addressed to the CHS Reunion Picnic Committee.