Last Updated: 2/29/2020




SHUTTLE BUS: There will be a shuttle bus running from the pool parking lot to the picnic area. The hours of operation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Check back here for additional updated information as it becomes available.


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 ( or Adele Henning Kunz ( 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 5, 2020. Please note that this is the Saturday BEFORE Labor Day. Please check back from time to time to see updates of the following information as our picnic planning evolves.


PARKING CONTROL: We are planning to have policemen help in parking control. Please adhere to their instructions so that we may have an orderly parking situation at the park. Handicapped parking must have a tag or sticker.

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 always to have sunshine and 75 degrees.

Picnic: A picnic for Clairton High School alumni from classes 1940 through 1985 on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020, at the Clairton Park Lodge and the Buzzy Weber Pavilion.

Cost: The cost for the 2020 picnic will remain at $13 per person. We try to avoid cost increases but our costs increase from time to time and we must pass those increases along to you.

NOTE ON PICNIC COST: 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, parking coverage, shuttle service, 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 after a short program that starts at 12:15 p.m....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 2020 will be posted on this webpage after we meet with the caterer early this summer. Check back to see what the various items will be. We welcome any feedback on items that you like or do not like and any menu suggestions.

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 or one of the committee members circulating around the Lodge 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: We anticipate that we will have the Clairton Lions Club sell water and soft drinks at the picnic in 2020. Coffee will be available there, too. Coffee is provided by the Picnic Committee at no charge. The Lions Club would appreciate your patronage for the soft drinks.

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!!!! NOTE: Prizes that are unclaimed by September 30 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 Saturday before Labor Day. In 2021, it is anticipated that the picnic will be September 4, 2021. Please note the 2020 picnic date: SEPTEMBER 5, 2020.

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 - 202019: Reservations will start to be taken on March 1, 2020. Registration and payment are due no later than August 15, 2020. Please see the Picnic Registration Form on the homepage for this website. That is a form you can print, fill in and mail along with your check to: Gail Hohn Gillie, 2024 New York Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332 (phone 412-384-5453, email 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.

EARLY REGISTRATION: It would be most helpful if you would send in your reservation as soon as you know that you will be attending. We monitor the attendance carefully and keep the caterer informed as the summer goes on as to what our attendance will be. We base the amount of food on the number of advance reservations we receive. Since we want to make sure we have plenty of food available for everyone, this information is vital to our planning. We request your cooperation to help us in determining how many will attend the picnic.

MAILING ADDRESS FOR REGISTRATION: Your registration form and check can be mailed to:

Gail Hohn Gillie, 2024 New York Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332

Phone 412-384-5453, Email


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.

Any questions about the picnic should be addressed to the CHS Reunion Picnic Committee.