the Burbank Holiday Inn. Then the group will reunite for a luncheon
Saturday at the Oakmont Country Club of Glendale, where the group held
its first reunion in 1957.
Class members will be coming from Utah, Idaho, Maryland, Hawaii, as
well as throughout California.
The committee organizing the reunion is made up of Tom French,
chairman; Carmela (Paonessa) Hicks Lowry, Frank Lowry, Marjorie (Brown)
Jonkey, Les Jonkey, Grace (Brock) Carnevale, Betty (Reilly) Coffey, Helen
(Young) Ostendorf, Don Perry and Clara Mae (Roe) Tronowsky.
Since the first reunion, the class has held six more over the years.
The 25th was held at The Castaway in Burbank in 1962, the 35th at Pike's
Verdugo Oaks in 1972, 50th at Oakmont again, the 55th at the Verdugo Club
in 1992, the 57th at the Verdugo Club and the 60th, back at Oakmont.
Betty (Reilly) Coffey and a group of graduates coordinated the first
reunion held by an individual class. Before that, all reunions were
combined with other classes, says Clara Mae Tronowsky.
At the 55th reunion, Carmela (Paonessa) Hicks Lowry and Frank Lowry
became reacquainted and within a year were married. They were in the
fourth grade together at Jefferson Elementary School, they recently
discovered looking over Carmela's class picture.
For information or reservations, call Clara Mae Tronowsky at 244-4351
or Betty Coffey at (310) 475-9364.
Resources for senior adults will be in the spotlight at Festival 2000,
the 11th annual Greater Glendale Council on Aging senior fair from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo
Exhibits and activities on the topics of health, education, finance
and the arts are featured. More than 70 booths will provide information
and giveaways from organizations like long-term care and retirement
facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, educational resources,
recreational facilities and social agencies.
There will be free screenings for cholesterol, stroke, glaucoma, blood
sugar, blood pressure, podiatry, breast-cancer-risk screening and bone