GREEN The recent Green Class of 1968 reunion at the Green Alumni dinner was a success, with 17 members of the class showing up to enjoy dinner and chat with members from more than 30 other Green High classes. Overall, more than 100 Green Alumni attended the function, which held in the Senior Commons at Green High School.
The evening started snacks and general conversation. Then came a welcome from Eileen Cowgar, followed by comments from guest speaker Kim Kovesci from MAPS and the pledge of allegiance. After the invocation, a buffet dinner was served and attendees took time to chat while they ate.
Following dinner, various speakers discussed the Green Historical Society and the Gables of Green. The scholarship winners provided through the Alumni Association were then introduced. These included Tayler Woog, Hunter Uhl, Savanna Maynard and Matthew Hippich. To honor the Class of 1968, Paul Albright reminisced about what it was like to grow up in Green and talk about the changes that have taken place in Green since those days. It was a nostalgic look back on that time frame and brought back a lot of memories to those in the audience.
Special guest speaker Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer then addresses the gathering, talking about various aspects of the city of Green. He highlighted the accomplishments Green has made through the years, touching on the low tax rate compared to other Summit County areas, the extensive parks system now in place and the roundabouts that now exist or that will be built in the near future. At the end of the evening, Neugebauer stayed to talk and answer questions.
As the evening came to a close, the names of deceased classmates were read, there was a 50/50 drawing and the evening ended with the singing of the alma mater. Many people lingered around to chat and relive old memories with their former classmates.