Grand Island High School Class of 1974

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Grand Island High School Class of 1974

Below is the Class of 1974 30th reunion information

30th Reunion
Island Alumni Association Forming

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Grand Island High School Principal Jim Dempsey has announced that any of the graduating classes who would like to tour the high school, may contact him at 1100 Ransom Road, 716-773-8820.

Class of '74 Reunion Raises over $400 For Meaghan's Miracle - July 2004


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Shown in left photo from left to right are Pam McGinn Fuhrman, Walter Cowan, Dave Carminati, Donnette Hennigar Rayhill, Dick Crawford, Renee Bastian Gietz, Paul Glassman, Dave Spiesz, Jim 'JT' Tomkins, Rom Figler, Mike McQuaid.

   The Grand Island High School Class of 1974 held its 30th Reunion on Friday, July 2, 2004 at the Niagara Sailing Club. Well over one hundred people attended the event on a perfect summer evening when over $400 was raised for Meaghan's Miracle Fund to benefit fellow Class of '74 Tim Grotz' daughter.
   Ninety-six Class of 1974 members registered at the event, many traveling from all over the U.S. Spouses and schoolmates from other Grand Island High School classes also attended. Food was provided by John's Pizza and Subs. Many thanks to the organizing committee for all their hard work!

GIHS Class of 1974 Plans 30th Reunion
Missing Classmates Listed Below

   The Grand Island High School Class of 1974 will celebrate 30 years out of high school with a reunion on Friday, July 2, 2004. Activities will start with a golf outing at Beaver Island State Park Golf Course on Friday. Tee times begin at 10 a.m. Contact Dave Carminati at Dave Carminati to participate. The main reunion event will be held at the Niagara Sailing Club, 3619 East River Rd., from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Along with the opportunity to socialize, a cash bar and finger foods will be available. You can help us with our planning by letting us know whether you can attend or not. Contact Renee Gietz at 773-2847 or Mike Rayhill at Graduates are also encouraged to attend the picnic that the VFW Post hosts each year. It will be held after the parade on Saturday, July 3rd.
   We are trying to centralize reunion information and your contact information at Simply sign the guestbook on this website and you will be listed with our class.
   The best part of the reunion will be seeing people from the class. If you have information on the following graduates, please contact Renee at 1 (716) 773-2847. Thank you for your assistance!
Missing Classmates
Sandy E. Alt Peper, Paul D. Baker, Linda E. Baldwin Jennings, Blair E. Bates, Carol A. Benz Lopez, Daniel James Brown, Jeffrey Caldwell, Tom Casper, Randy Cole, Sheila L. Cromwell Dickinson, Jeff W. Deneen, Kathleen Deneke, Tom L. DePonceau, Ruth S. Dettman Wydro, Nancy E. Edwards, Cindy A. Fritz Thomas, Liz M. Golonka Del Grosso, Carole J. Gorenflo Curtis, Judy A. Harrington, Craig Hettinger, Christopher G. Huber, Markee Lee, Karen Krentz, Martin Lewars, Michael MacClellan, Jeff H. Martin, Kenneth Martin, Claudia McGinty, David McNerney, William Meredith, Wayne V. Miller, Marcia Mohar Conway, David W. Morse, Sergio Pena, Marion Rattay Wat, Paul Richter, Andrew Rusnock, Heidi A. Schnitzer Morrison, Derrick Scott, Mark Serio, Diane Smith Annalett, Ronald E. Smith, Jr., Matthew A. Supinski, Claudete B. Takahashi, Timothy M. Taylor, Frances Tielman, Donna J. Travis Palaszewski, Daniel Welsch, Linda E. Williams, Jeffrey A. Witnauer, Randy D. Wright, Daniel R. Young, David Zelonis

More News On Class of 1974's 30th Reunion
   The Grand Island High School Class of 1974 will celebrate its 30th Reunion over the 4th of July weekend. Activities will start with a golf outing at Beaver Island State Park Golf Course on Friday, July 2, 2004. Please see the separate article on the Reunion page for more details.
   Starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, we will have a cash bar mixer at the Niagara Sailing Club. Finger foods will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring a dessert dish to pass. We will have a registration table so that people can obtain a name tag, update their contact information in our database and make voluntary donations towards the food.
   Saturday, July 3, we will set up a meeting spot at the VFW following the parade. If you are interested in helping, the best thing to do is to contact fellow classmates and encourage them to participate! Our contact database is now ten years old! You can also help by joining the GIHS Alumni Association at or by simply registering on IsledeGrande's Guest Book.
   If you are planning on attending the reunion, please let us know so that we can better prepare for the food at the mixer. Please contact any of the following committee members:
Mike Rayhill:
Dick Crawford:
JT (Jim) Tomkins:

Class of 1974 Golf Outing
Attention All Interested Golfers, Hackers, and Duffers!

Dave Carminati and Jim Tomkins are organizing a golf outing at Beaver Island State Park Golf Course on Friday, July 2, 2004 as part of the GIHS Class of 1974's 30th reunion. The event will start with the first group going off at 10 a.m. Friday morning. Spaces are limited and approximate cost will be $35 for 18 holes with cart. This also includes a $3 tee time fee for our state governor! Contact Dave at ASAP so he can see what the interest level is and call in a number. Cut-off date TBA. Please scroll down for more reunion information.

Class of 1974 - 30th Reunion
The GIHS Class of 1974 will hold a 30th reunion on Friday night, July 2, 2004 at the Niagara Sailing Club. The event will be a casual cash bar mixer. For more information, contact Mike Rayhill, Dick Crawford or Jim Tomkins.

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