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Students of closed school set to reunite again

Second annual Draper Across the Years reunion set for this summer

— “You look and expect to see that same face from when you graduated … and a lot of times they don’t look the same,” she said.

Jan Legere, from the Class of 1962, also said she ran into the same problem.

“We all look so different, but we are still kids in our head,” Legere said. “You will go up to someone and you will recognize them, but you can’t think of their name.”

Legere, a Scotia resident, said even with a long history with classmates, she still learns new things.

“We learn new things about each other even through we have known each other for 50 years,” she said.

Her brother, Chuck Robinson, is planning to make the trip from Utah for this year’s reunion. She said after word spread about last year’s reunion, more and more people have found out about it and want to attend.

“That is how much excitement it just generating, because it is just a lot of fun to see your old friends,” Legere said.

Lou Famiano, from the Class of 1958, is traveling quite a distance from his home in West Lafayette, Ind., to attend the reunion.

“I still in touch with a lot of guys form Draper,” Famiano said. “I graduated from Draper, but I wasn’t at the top of the class, believe me.”

He said he enjoyed talking to students that came after him and “cross referencing” opinions of teachers many years after he graduated.

“We had a strong history (at Draper) of kids turning things around and getting things done,” he said.

The buffet dinner at the Elks Lodge for the reunion will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., with dancing set to continue on through the night. The cost is $30 per person for the buffet dinner and dance and people can come to the event after 6:30 p.m. and pay $5 to drop-in.

Entry into the event isn’t guaranteed unless a ticket is paid for in advance due to the limited capacity of the venue and the large turnout expected.

Checks can be made to “Across the Years,” and mailed to 473 Cranford Place, Schenectady, NY, 12306. Names (current and maiden) of each attendee, spouse if attending, year graduated or years attended, address, telephone number and email address should be included with payment.

For more information, call Patricia Liddle at 355-9224 or Joe Pugliese at 356-3433.

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