UTICA, NY – The T.R. Proctor class of 1971 is holding its 50th class reunion this weekend.
Classmates from near and far - some traveling from as far away as California and Missouri - returned to Utica to reunite with old friends. Some of whom they haven't seen in decades.
The reunion started out Friday with a party at Joe’s Restaurant and continued Saturday with a senior skip day at what was known to the class as "Beer Can Beach".
The day’s festivities wrapped up with dinner and dancing at their 50th reunion gala which gave everyone a chance to sit down and catch up.
One of the graduates, Leonarda Priore, says it was great seeing everyone again. “Some of the people I'm seeing tonight, I wasn't necessarily that close to, and yet that kind of melts away. It melts away”.
“It's like no time has passed at all,” says fellow graduate Marlene D’Accurzio-Anderson. “We just picked up where we left off. Our class was really unique I think. We really have a close bond, and really, really care about each other."
Sunday, there will be a remembrance mass for departed classmates at St. Mary of Mount Carmel – Blessed Sacrament Church, followed by lunch at Ventura’s Restaurant.