Last Updated: 9/2/2011
VOLUNTEERS. Please consider volunteering a little of your time on picnic day to help with several areas. We especially need several people inside the Lodge during serving time to replenish the food trays. We currently have Brian Weber and Ron Kunz, but we really could use several more.
We could also use more ladies to help with the dessert table. We currently have some volunteers, but we are trying to get more so we can do several shifts.
In general, we would love to have volunteers help on picnic day. If you are willing to do so, please contact Anna Marie Ward Bochter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Adele Henning Kunz (email@example.com) or John Kohan (412-233-4155).
TENTS. If your class is planning to rent a tent for the upcoming picnic, please notify someone on the Committee. You are responsible for the rental of the tent...with tables and chairs...but we would like to know about it for planning purposes. Please contact one of those listed above and inform them of your tent rental plans.
The Clairton High School Classes of 1960 and 1954 have scheduled a picnic at Clairton Park Lodge/Pavilion on Saturday, September 3, 2011. Please note that this date is THE FIRST SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER! Please check back from time to time to see updates of the information.
PARKING CONTROL: We have added two policemen to help in parking control on Saturday, 9/3. Please adhere to their instructions so that we may have an orderly parking situation at the park.
RAIN OR SHINE: Don't let the predictions of rain and high humidity scare you away from attending the picnic this year. We'll be there regardless of the weather. The caterer is preparing the food, everything is in readiness, waiting for Saturday, 9/3, to dawn as a beautiful day for a picnic. Looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday!!!!
Picnic: A picnic for Clairton High School alumni from classes 1934 through 1971 on Saturday, September 3, 2011, at the Clairton Park Lodge and adjoining pavilion.
Cost: The cost for the 2011 picnic is $10 per person.
ADDITIONAL NOTE ON PICNIC COST - 2011: It should be noted that ALL attendees at the picnic (except faculty) are expected to pay the nominal $10 fee. Some people are under the mistaken notion that if they don't eat, they do not have to pay. We want to clarify that notion. The $10 fee that we assess covers the meal, rental of the Lodge, faculty meals, name tags, tablecloths, website fee, and any additional expenses that are incurred with a picnic of this size. Your cooperation with this $10 fee assessment is requested.
Caterer: For those who have asked, our caterer is: D&D Foods, Inc., 214 Mikula Road, Arnold City, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, Phone: 724-929-7565.
Starting Time: As in the past, we will gather at 11:00 a.m. Catered lunch will be served about 12:30 p.m. If there is a change to that schedule, we will notify you here on this website, but we don't anticipate any changes.
Meal: The meal menu for 2011 will be the same as 2010. We recently met with the caterer and decided on the following items: hot sausage with buns, rotisserie chicken, halushki, parsley potatoes, ziti with red sauce, meatballs in sauce, hot green beans, cold 3-bean salad, salad and dressing, linguine salad, buns and dinner rolls.
Meal Notes: Please note that there are SIX (6) lines inside the Lodge for the food. All six lines are serving the SAME food. Please help us in moving the crowd along by utilizing all six lines. Also, faculty and handicapped will be served first. If you have a handicap, please see the door attendant who will be collecting meal tickets and you will be allowed to enter the Lodge immediately. Also, if you need assistance in getting your meal, please see any one of the Committee and we will make sure that you receive help.
Dessert: Optional: Please bring a dessert to share. We always enjoy the display of desserts brought by everyone. It is one of the highlights of our picnic. Your contribution adds to the enjoyment of the day and we appreciate anything you can bring. If at all possible, can you please cut your dessert into individual servings to assist those preparing the dessert table in getting the desserts set out quickly.
Lawn Chair: You may bring a lawn chair to enjoy the fun.
Share the Wealth: We are expecting to have a "Share the Wealth" raffle. You could be the lucky winner!!!! Please note that we had one unclaimed ticket in 2008 and one in 2009. All prizes were claimed at the 2010 picnic. Unclaimed prizes go back into the treasury to help defray the costs of the picnic.
Camera: Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the wonderful moments of the day. After the picnic, Anna Marie will be posting pictures that you provide to this website. The preference is for a CD/DVD or some electronic transmission of the pictures, but hard copies can be put on the website also. Check with Anna Marie at the picnic on where to send your pictures. Share the fun with everyone!
Donations: Your generosity is always appreciated. Donations are being accepted.
NEXT YEAR: Remember, future picnics will be held on the first Saturday in September.
Sponsorship: Co-sponsors for the 2011 picnic will be the Classes of 1960 and 1954. We are looking for future sponsors for the picnic. The Class of 1960 would like to retire from heavy picnic duties and mingle with the crowd more than they have been able to in the past. We will continue to serve on the picnic committee, but we would like to turn over sponsorship to another class(es). Please contact one of the committee members if your class is interested in sponsoring the picnic.
PICNIC RESERVATIONS - 2011: Reservations are now being taken. Registration and payment are due no later than August 1, 2011. Please see the Picnic Registration Form on this site. That is a form you can print, fill in and mail along with your check to Adele Henning Kunz. Checks should be made out to "CHS Reunion Picnic". Facilities at Clairton Park and caterer restrictions can accommodate a limited number of people. IMPORTANT: PICNIC ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED PAID RESERVATION BASIS.
MAILING ADDRESS FOR REGISTRATION: Your registration form and check can be mailed to Adele Henning Kunz (CHS'60), 1022 Dale Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.