Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pam's Letter to NC Superintendent of Schools

Dr. David Abby
Superintendent of Schools
New Canaan Jan. 17, 2007
39 Locust Ave.
New Canaan, Conn.

To whom it may Concern,

I am a 1959 graduate of New Canaan High School . In 2009 we are planning our 50th High School reunion. Early discussions, via the internet, have already begun.

New Canaan High School gave us an excellent education. Many of us have pursued
Art, Music and Writing. A number of us have been published, become artists and noted musicians. One of the ideas that we have come up with is an “Arts Festival, Class of 1959”.
Several of us would like to exhibit our artwork, perform with our instruments and read our poetry.

Many of us received College scholarships to continue our education. I think that the town and the schools, in general, would be interested in “Where we have been and Where We are Now”.

We are thinking about where this exhibit and display would be held; the idea of the Carriage Barn Arts Center, The New Canaan Public Library, or the Town Hall, have been mentioned.

The idea of making a contribution to a scholarship for a student pursuing the arts
(Class of 2009) came to mind. We would need a contact person and thought that maybe a Scholarship chairperson would be a possibility. Art work could be exhibited and sold with a percentage of the sale going to the Scholarship. A one hour reading of poetry with music could be performed with a donation to the fund.

All these are early musings for our wonderful reunion.
We look forward to hearing from you.


Pamela Chatterton-Purdy
Class of 1959

From Pam Chatterton-Purdy

Hi everyone,

In thinking about the possible Arts Festival in 2009, I have sent the attached letter to the Superintendent of Schools in N.C. Conn.

Andrea Cousins has agreed to handle the Literary group of '59 ers. If you have been published please contact Andrea. We would like to have a poetry reading, plus books on exhibit.
Dick Perry has agreed to handle the Music group, those of you who play an instrument, sing, do solo work, please contact him. If you were in the Choraleers and would like to sing again, Dave Emmerich has the old 1959 Spring concert record (now being made into a CD). Dick has agreed to direct a "retro" Choraleer group in singing some of the songs from the past. It occurred to me it would be fun to sing some "Golden Oldies" Heartbreak Hotel, Wake up Little Suzie, whatever!

I will head up the Visual Arts part. Paintings, Fabric Art, Sculpture, Film. Please contact me, Pamela Chatterton-Purdy if you would like to exhibit. I would love to contact Dean Lawrence if any of you know his where abouts, Dean and I were voted "Most Artistic"; he would be a fine addition. In fact if any of you know the whereabouts of any classmate that we have not been able to contact, please let us know.

All for now,
Pam Chatterton-Purdy

From Robin Humphrey

Turn up the sound !

Do You Remember These ?

Click here> http://oldfortyfives.com/DYRT.htm

From Robin Humphrey

Hey fellow class of 59 !

Click on the link below to see the historical events of our year, 1959

Shortcut to: http://www.answers.com/topic/1959#energy


Monday, January 22, 2007

Greetings NCHS Classmates

I am setting this blog up to facilitate communications between our classmates.

Please contact me to be set up as a contributor to this blog.