RIDGEFIELD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Post 50TH CLASS REUNION Letter
The RMHS 50th Class Reunion was held the weekend of September 26, 2014. Participants included graduates from 1964 and 1965, as well as graduates from 1962, 1966, 1967, and 1978. Mother Nature treated everyone to a perfect weekend with temperatures in the 70’s! Classmates came from far and wide - California, Idaho, Colorado, Florida – and the entire East Coast. The Reunion gave everyone a perfect opportunity to reconnect with their classmates – to reminisce and to share life stories.
The weekend began on Friday with a tour of the high school. Joe Crociata coordinated and lead the tour for over 40 graduates. Attendees had the opportunity to see the many changes that have taken place over the years including the new Science and Technology Labs which replaced the original science labs you may remember from 50 years ago!! After the tour, off to Tutto A Modo Mio on Bergen Boulevard for an informal dinner. After dinner, many headed down the Garden State Parkway to Doolan's Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights to connect with those who were staying at the hotel.
During the day on Saturday, classmates began exploring all that is Spring Lake and the Jersey Shore – sightseeing, shopping, the beach, Seaside Boardwalk, the ongoing recovery efforts related to the devastation of Super Storm Sandy – and simply took the opportunity to reconnect with all we knew about the Shore throughout our childhood and teen years.
The Reunion continued on Saturday evening with a fantastic cocktail hour in the Atrium and a delicious dinner and dancing in the Main Ballroom. Ninety members of our classes attended and enjoyed the many stories and memories from our high school years. Mr. Harvey Weiss, a former RMHS teacher, Administrator, and Principal, and our Special Guest for the evening, talked about our RMHS years when he was a new college graduate starting his long and dedicated life to education.
Sunday winded down with an informal buffet breakfast in the morning at Doolan’s. Goodbyes and well wishes were exchanged as many people headed for home.