The Class of ’64 of Mt. St. Macrina Academy, Uniontown, Pennsylvania recently celebrated their “50th” high school reunion. The class originally began with twenty-five freshmen and graduated nineteen seniors.
The weekend began Friday evening, July 26th, with seven alumnae gathering for a hospitality evening at one of the “Links Townhouses” at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in Farmington, Pennsylvania. There we reminisced over the past fifty years amidst laughter and tears. As we perused through the yearbooks we “relived” many of the highlights of those memorable academy years.
During the weekend some of the alumnae returned to the beautiful campus of the Mount and visited with some former teachers while others visited some of the historical sites of Fort Necessity and Gen. Braddock’s grave that were located near the Laurel Caverns area. Those who stayed at the Nemacolin Resort had the delightful opportunity to tour the lovely grounds with its nature trails and outdoor habitats that enclosed zoo-like animals.
The highlight of the weekend was the formal dinner held on Saturday at “The Stone House Inn, where more of the alumnae with their husbands joined in the festivities. Special awards were given: “Cookie” (Georgine) Hlebasko Sutkowski (Charlotte, N.C.), was the most difficult classmate to find; Anna Petrunya Singel (McKees Rocks, PA) was the quickest to respond and showed up wearing a replica of the Academy uniform complete with “saddle shoes”; and, to Kim Kociusko Warhola, for traveling the farthest from Campbell, California.
The table centerpieces (saddle shoe planters) and decoupaged vases with yearbook pictures were made by Mary Kay Marsinek Stiver and Bridget Blair Bowman. Both ladies orchestrated the weekend events as well. Kim Warhola surprised everyone with their own individual keepsakes of a “global” candle.
We all agreed that everyone had such a wonderful and delightful time. The ladies met one final time for “brunch” on Sunday at “Braddock’s Inn.” It was unanimously agreed that we would gather again for the “55th” class reunion in October – 2019, at the Mount.
Submitted by: Bridget Bowman