‘Milestones & Memories’

CASSADAGA – Cassadaga Valley Central School will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a full weekend of events from Oct. 11-13.

The schedule includes:

Friday, Oct. 11 – opening ceremonies at the high school at 9:30 a.m., including a plaque dedication titled “Service to Country.” A soccer game will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a meet and greet at 7:30 p.m. at Cassadaga American Legion 1280.

Saturday, Oct. 12 – doors open at the school at 9:30 a.m. with school tours scheduled at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those interested should meet by the back doors of the school for handicapped accessibility. The first tour is aimed especially for early members of the school district so that a group photograph can be taken. The varsity football game will play at 1:30 p.m. against Randolph. Dinner will be served in two shifts following the game, with the first shift at 4:30 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner. A band and choral event will take place at 7 p.m. with prom at 8:30 p.m. in the old gymnasium.

Sunday, Oct. 13 – an ecumenical church service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the school auditorium followed by brunch in the cafeteria at 11:30 a.m.

To make reservations for the CVCS favorite dinner, which will include mashed potatoes with hamburger gravy, tossed salad, vegetable and a homemade sweet roll, call 962-8581 by Oct. 1. Tickets are $6 for the dinner.

Former Cassadaga Valley students are encouraged to participate in the Sunday Choir. Others may wish to participate in the combined band and chorus. Practices for the jazz band will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. Practices for the concert band will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 9.

For information on chorus practice, call 962-8581, ext. 121, and leave a voice mail for Mr. Braeger with your name and contact information.

Any class wishing to have a table to display memorabilia at the Saturday event needs to email or call Marie Martin at 595-8727 or maradmar@yahoo.com to reserve a spot. There may not be enough tables to accommodate those who do not make a reservation.

The 75th committee would also like to offer all graduates of CVCS the opportunity to showcase the many achievements which are indicative of the school’s graduates. If any graduate, through further education or other life experiences, has perhaps authored a book, built upon a talent, created an organization or in some other fashion resulted in a unique product, they can display their efforts at the 75th anniversary celebration. For more information, email Sally Lawson at sjlawson66@gmail.com or call 595-3713

The 75th Committee is publishing a “Milestones & Memories” book to be sold at the event.