Former students of the Ashville Union Free School recently had a reunion at Alfies on Fairmount Avenue with over 40 attending with many from out of town. Letters and communications where read from those expressing disappointment in not being there but hoping to be next year.
A guest, Pam Brown, historian of the village of Panama and town of Harmony made a short presentation and explained how she was gaining information on the Ashville School. She invited all to pass on any pictures and other information about the school to her.
Special recognition was given to five sisters who attended Ashville School in the 1930s and 1940s, with four of them present. Lois Lindsey Van Stee, the youngest, graduated 1941; Audrey Lindsey Derby 1939; Mildred Lindsey Peterson 1933; and Lyla Lindsey Bowen 1932. Opal, who graduated in 1935, could not make it this year but comes up here almost every summer. Parents of the sisters were Claude and Alice Lindsey who lived in Ashville all their lives.
Pictured, from left, are Audrey Lindsey Derby, Class of 1939; Mildred Lindsey Peterson, Class of 1933; Lois Lindsey Van Stee, Class of 1941; and Lyla Lindsey Bowen, Class of 1932. The four sisters were special guests at the recent Ashville Union Free School reunion. A fifth sister, Opal, Class of 1935, was unable to attend.
A huge applause and thank you where given to the committee of Douglas Card, Carolyn Nordland Schneider, Carolyn Peterson Cross and Charles Cross for the fine job of putting this year's reunion together.
There was unanimous agreement to hold another reunion next year at the same place in August. Merrill Rosen and Phyllis Nordland Huling will spearhead next year's event.