North Adams: Drury Class of 1954 reunion


NORTH ADAMS — The Drury High School Class of 1954 held its first "Octogenarian" 64th year luncheon reunion on Thursday, June 21, at the 1896 House in Williamstown.

This was the first reunion event for the class since the 50th reunion on July 10, 2004.

Thanks to internet search sites and timely help from classmates, Armand "Pic" Delisle and Richard "Dick" Norcott believe all surviving 87 class members received word of the planned luncheon. Thirty-four classmates returned and spouses and friends swelled the total attending to 55 people.

The returning class members came from eight states including Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Bay Staters totaled 21 including 16 from Berkshire County.

Judging from all the smiling faces and the high noise level throughout, (octogenarians don't always hear well), the luncheon was a successful event and attendees were thanked for their support.

Reunion plans for 2019 are inconclusive but those attending expressed strong support for a 65th.

The Transcript coverage of the 1954 graduation ceremony mentioned the class sang "Auld Lang Syne" and everyone joined in a singing of a shortened version of the Robert Burns lyrics to close out the afternoon's festivities.


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