Guests arrived at
11:00 a.m. and spent time reminiscing and visiting with other alumni.
Founder and Past President of the Alumni Association, Ted Gruver (57)
welcomed all present and the Invocation was given. Brunch was served at
12:00 noon followed by a social time. A fifty-fifty raffle was held and the
winner was Nancy Kneller Farber, who generously returned her winnings of
$60.00 to the Florida Brunch fund.
Richard Phend (51)
gave an update on Columbia City High School Alumni Association. Richard, as
Past President of the Alumni Association, indicated he is working on
membership along with present President, Bob Brittain (64). Please check
the Alumni Association web site for further information at www.cchsaa.org.
shared his memories of spending his young years in a prisoner of war camp in
the Philippines with his mother while his father served in the armed forces.
His mother taught school while they were there.
CCHS Principal, was the guest speaker. Mr. Goewert said his mission is to
make Columbia City High School the "Greatest High School in America." Mr.
Goewert enthusiastically told of his newly acquired position and shared his
vision for Columbia City High School in the next several years. He was very
complimentary of his superiors and his staff and answered questions from the
floor. Mr. Goewert and wife were houseguests of Ted and Sue Gruver of
Naples, Florida, for the weekend.
anniversary CCHS Alumni Florida Brunch will be held on Sunday, March 7,
2010. A possible three or four-day cruise could be arranged if enough
interest is expressed. If not, it will be held at the Jacaranda West
Country Club in Venice, Florida.