Camden High School Alumni Association has submitted the following statement:
With a heavy heart, the Camden High School Alumni Association is very sorry to say we have decided to cancel the Alumni Banquet at the Rockland Elks on Friday the 13th due to the increasing Covid cases in Knox and Waldo Counties. Words cannot say how disappointed we are but the health of our 100 plus classmates is our top priority.
Original press release: The Camden High School Alumni Association announces that the 116th Alumni Banquet will be held on Friday, August 13 at a new location. The Banquet will be held at the Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Street, Rockland. There is an elevator available and anyone who has special needs or in need of a ride to the banquet, please contact President Lynn Bushee at 230-8434.
The deadline for buying tickets is Friday, August 6. The ticket price is $33 per person. They cannot be purchased at the door. You may obtain yours by sending a check, payable to CHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, to Sheila McFarland, 448 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville ME 04849.
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for ticket return. Also, please include a brief informational sheet giving your year of graduation, maiden name, spouse/guest name, etc. If you wish to donate to the Scholarship Fund, please send a separate check payable to CHS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND to Sheila.
The evening’s events will begin at 4 p.m. with a social hour, appetizers and cash bar (open from 4-8 p.m.). Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided along with a slide show of photos from 1920 to present. Anyone wishing to have photos added, contact Diann Henderson at email@example.com or call 691-3549.
Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The menu will include: Chicken, Haddock and side dishes.
Tables will be reserved for the reunion classes of ‘46, ‘51, ‘56, ‘61 and ‘66.
There will be no silent auction this year.
Beads will be on sale for $5 for the popular “Heads and Tails” game. Winners will receive donated bottles of wine. Proceeds from the “Heads and Tails” game help support the Scholarship Fund.
Special Recognition Awards will be made. Anyone wishing to nominate a CHS alumnus for this award should contact Rodney Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the name and information to Rodney at 123 Summer Street, Rockland ME 04841 before July 16, 2021.
Nominations are based on contributions to the CHS Alumni Association, Camden Community and prominence to Camden and the local area.
A short business meeting will follow the meal, during which reunion classes and committee members will be recognized. CHS alumni who have passed away in the last year will be remembered.
“Please pass this information along to all Camden High School and Camden Rockport High School Classes of 66, 67 and 68 Alumni,” said the Association, in a news release. “We don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to socialize with classmates and other alumni, renew old friendships and enjoy a fun filled evening.”