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Reunion Planning Committee Seeking Financial Support, Pictures, Names, and Addresses


November 27, 2019

In a meeting last month, the Zurich Association of Parents (ZAP) met as the planning committee continues to revise and to set new plans for their Zurich Elementary School All-Class Reunion scheduled for June 12-13 in 2020. They are currently seeking financial donations, names and addresses of alumni, and pictures and memorabilia for display and for creating a slide show.

The planning committee had considered holding a silent auction at the Parade of Lights to raise funds for mailings and for pie making ingredients so that they can offer pie for dessert. Andy’s Supper Club is slated to serve the June 13 reunion meal, which will feature a pitchfork fondue with rosemary potato wedges, garden salad, baked beans, and a roll. Cancelling the idea of a silent auction resulted because often the items people labor to create and then sell in a silent auction don’t bring in as much as it takes to make them. So, the group decided to just ask the community for donations instead.

In order to do a mass mailing in January and to fund other aspects of the reunion event, ZAP is asking that financial donations be sent in care of Betty Billmayer to PO Box 1267, Chinook, or to First Bank. People who have pictures or names and addresses of alumni can send them to the Zurich School in care of Deanna Gilmore at PO Box 847 in Zurich.

Although the group is hoping that sufficient funds come in, they are still planning to make cinnamon rolls as a fundraiser. “We had planned to do them sometime before Easter,” Billmayer reported. “We thought we’d charge $12 a dozen and start taking orders in January and set a date to make them. Vicki Snider found her cinnamon roll recipe so we’re all set!”

The group’s next meeting is planned for January 13 at 6:30 PM at the Alliance Church Annex. Located at the corner of Indiana and 2nd Street, the Annex occupies the old L & L Pizza building. “We’d like to get the mailing out soon after that meeting and also set a date for making cinnamon rolls. We’re hoping to have a lot of pictures and memorabilia together by then, as well, and we will set a date to organize those for creating a slide show,” Billmayer said.

Anyone seeking additional information or wishing to share ideas is invited to attend ZAP’s January meeting or to call Billmayer at 357-4100.


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