- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 02:46
The 3rd annual All Bellmar Reunion will be held Friday, June 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. in The Bellmar Room at the North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept.'s social center.
The event is open to all graduates of the former Bellmar High School, which became part of the Belle Vernon Area School District in 1965 as the result of a merger with Rostraver School District. Bellmar graduating classes existed in 1952 through 1965. The 1966 group was part of the first BVA graduating class and their diplomas read "Bellmar Division."
In addition to BHS and former students, faculty, coaches and administrators also are invited.
Fred Fundy, a 1952 Bellmar graduate and a former teacher at his alma mater, is facilitator of the planning committee. Helping Fundy coordinate plans for the reunion is a core group of Bellmar graduates serving as chairmen of their graduating classes. With their graduating year included, they comprise: 1953 –Joanne Cunningham Manetta; 1954 - Gloria Tracey; 1955 – Dale Hamer; 1956 – Don DeFazio; 1957 – Joyce Theakston; 1958 – Mary Ann Fryske Basits; 1959 – Carol Pocky Chacko; 1960 – Randy Jesick; 1961 – Linda Patrick; 1962 – Alvera Gantner Zolock; 1963 – Barb Toth Moskala; 1964 – Sam Smichnick; 1965 – Paul and Donna Zubovic; 1966 – Helen Paskan Bednarczyk.
Others on the planning committee are Sondra Bruce, Joni Kelley, Dolores Frazier, Sandy Stinogle, Darla Belsick and John and Sharon Zunic.
Fundy said this year's event again will feature a menu of ham and vegetable trays, buns, potato salad and pasta salad, coffee and soft drinks. Attendees, however, are welcome to bring their own libations (other than coffee, water or soda) as well as "other assorted snacks and goodies," he said.
A $10 admission fee will be in effect and should be paid in advance to the individual class representatives. The deadline for reservations is June 6.