POTSDAM -- Plans have been underway for the Potsdam Central School Mega Reunion for many months now, so it should be no surprise that at last report, fewer than 50 of the original 575 tickets remain.
With hundreds of registrants from the Classes of 1937 through 2012 for the Aug. 10-12 event, “the response has been overwhelming and beyond our expectations,” said Jo Ann Roberts, one of the local organizers for the event. “Calls and emails come in almost on a daily basis,” including many past faculty and staff members, Roberts said.
If anyone is interested in registering, information may be obtained from the event’s website, www.pcsmegareunion2012.com, or by calling Jo Ann at 244-1909. Cost is $ 75 per person, and payment may be submitted on the website through Paypal, or by sending a check to PCS Mega Reunion, PO Box 616, Potsdam, NY 13676. (Cost for pre-1960 graduates is $35 per person.)
Official Mega Reunion merchandise (hats, shirts, water bottles, etc.) will be available for purchase during Potsdam’s Summer Festival, as well as pre-paid orders taken for pick up during the reunion weekend. All proceeds will benefit the Potsdam Booster Club.
A schedule of events planned for the reunion, as well as additional community events are as follows:
• Friday, Aug. 10
1 – 5 Welcome reception hosted by Potsdam Museum. Pick up tickets.
5 – 7 Class mixers at eight locations in Potsdam. (Class assignments to be announced)
6:30 – 10:30 Main Stage and Block Dance on Market Street. Free and open to the public.
9 – 2 Jamfest at Maxfields and Tons. $5 admission to benefit the PCS Hall of Fame.
• Saturday, Aug. 11
9 -- Walk, Run, Skip, Crawl sponsored by Kiwanis Club.
11:30 – 1 Chicken barbecue at Potsdam Elks Club (cost not included in event ticket).
1 – 1:30 Group photo for all Mega Reunion participants at the football field behind the school.
1 – 5 Hankfest Music and Craft Fair, Ives Park. Open to the public.
5 – 12 Dinner and Double Axel Dance, SUNY Potsdam, Student Union MPR
• Sunday, Aug. 12
8 – 1 Farewell Brunch and Tour of Potsdam Central School.