Thanks for a fine all school reunion

Members of the Rush City High School Class of 1968 gather for a photo opportunity at Flickabirds on Saturday during the Aug. 16-17 All School Reunion. Photo supplied
Members of the Rush City High School Class of 1968 gather for a photo opportunity at Flickabirds on Saturday during the Aug. 16-17 All School Reunion. Photo supplied

On behalf of the Rush City Education Foundation, Scott Friday wishes to thank the organizers of the Rush City All School Reunion and the Music and Art Festival, all the businesses and those responsible for the many donations that have been received.

Specifically, thanks go to:

• Yvonne Lind and Ilene Holmberg (Class of 1957 and ‘58, respectively) for organizing the silent auction. Proceeds exceeded $2,500.

• Priscilla Mitchell for the picture slideshow of past school years.

• Donors of Memory of a Loved One: Tami McDonald, Robert Friday, Sharon Westman, Tim Halpin, Doris Swanson, Richard Schneider, George Schneider, Wayne Peshia, Sharon Rike, Harold Lind, Ronnie and Nancy Hammerstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Johnson, Neil Nelson and Richard Hagman.

• People who voted with money for their favorite teacher. The teacher who earned the most votes is going to be honored by the Rush City Education Foundation with a scholarship named in his or her honor for a 2014 graduate. Teachers named were Harlan Hasslen, Haline Gentine, Gena Froelke, Mrs. Selleck, Ruth Linnell, Bill West, Wayne Peshia, Mike Hyatt, David Miller, Paula Bengston, Michael (Mick) Louzek, Robert Schlagel, Ericka Matzke, Bev Proulx and Walt Larson.

Congratulations to Bev Proulx for bringing in the most amount of money votes. Because of her, along with everyone who voted, a big impact was made in students’ lives.

• Joann Belau, Heidi Schafer, Kim Halbert, Priscilla Mitchell, Joe and Vandy Nelson, Clarice Stream, Georgia Gaustad, Donnette Wheelock, Wendy Erickson, Jamie Holmstrom, Karle Erickson and Jeanne Korf. Without these people, the weekend would not have happened.

• Derrick, Jon and Mary for the special section that was published in the Aug. 14 edition of the ECM Post Review. The insert and all your work were great.

Indeed, the Rush City All School Reunion had an impact on many of the graduates who attended. For Jon H. Lueth, RCHS Class of 1968, he extended his appreciation to the reunion committee for making it an event to remember.

“Thanks for all your work to make the reunion a success. Your work deserves an ‘A+.’ I sang in the choir and had a fantastic time. There were five classmates of the Class of 1968 who sang in the choir. Our class was quite musical. We had a good choir director, Glenn Peterson, and a good band director, Robert Peterson. When we were seniors, the choir and the band won starred ratings at the state contest in Duluth. I saw 26 of my class members. We had a good time at Flickabirds. The weather was gorgeous. I hope to be alive for the next reunion. I enjoy visiting with everyone.”

This past school year the Rush City Education Foundation was able to give grants totaling $3,000 and scholarships in excess of $1,500.

If anyone would like to make a general or scholarship donation to the Rush City Education Foundation, checks are accepted. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization held by the St. Croix Valley Foundation, P.O. Box 153, Rush City, MN 55069.

If you would like to be a part of the foundation, find a contact on its website address or an officer on the board: Scott Friday, Viv Pasche, Donnette Wheelock, Mike Carroll, Erin White, Heidi Schafer, Matt Meissner, Kathy Lillis, Michelle Bergeron and Shaun Mcguire.

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