HEUVELTON - The Heuvelton Central School Alumni Association will be hosting its annual alumni reunion Saturday.
Festivities will kick off with a meet and greet at the playground at 1 p.m. followed, at 2 p.m., with a tour of the building and its new features given by Superintendent Susan Todd.
A lot of the people havent been in the building in a long time, said Ms. Todd who said she is excited to show off the buildings upgrades.
The tour will start in the main lobby and continue into the elementary, middle and high school wings of the building, where Ms. Todd will point out the new interactive white boards that grace the walls of every classroom and the new laboratories and computer room designed to bring the school into the 21st century.
At 3 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Awards will be given to John J. Woodward Jr., class of 1962, and Christopher L. Havens, class of 1972, and Michael J. Davis, class of 1978, will be honored with the Community Service Award. Michael Duvall, class of 1970, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
The awards ceremony will be held in the Poulton Auditorium. Award recipients were chosen after being nominated by other alumni.
Mr. Woodward is notable for his time teaching and coaching high school basketball and baseball in Northville. He taught math for 38 years and also managed to bring the Varsity Basketball Team to win the class D championship. He was elected to the New York Basketball Hall of Fame with more than 200 wins. Mr. Woodward died in 2008.
Mr. Havens lives outside of San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Elaine. Mr. Havens owns Riven Rock Ranch Resort.
Mr. Davis, mayor of Heuvelton from 1995-1999, has been an active member of the community. Currently he is a member of the Heuvelton Recreation Committee. Mr. Davis lives with his wife, Lori, outside of DePeyster.
Mr. Duvall will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in recognition of his high school sports career that saw him rise to prominence in football, basketball and baseball.
Dinner will be served in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. and tickets cost $15 per person. Tickets may be reserved ahead of time by contacting Richard Todd, president of the Alumni Association, at 386-4013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently 150 people are signed up for dinner, said Ms. Todd.
Tickets to win donated items at a silent auction will also be available throughout the day with the winner being announced at the end of dinner.
After dinner, Pickens General Store in downtown Heuvelton will open its doors to interested alumni who want to get a tour of the renovated first and second floors. The third floor, which has not yet been restored, will be open for guided tours.