Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tenth Annual Reunion of the Sandusky High School Alumni Association

The tenth annual reunion of the Sandusky High School Alumni Association was held on June 17, 1890 at the Sloane House.

Charles F. Selkirk, a graduate of SHS in 1884, was the President of the Sandusky High School Alumni Association in 1890. After the orchestra played, Mr. Selkirk welcomed the banquet attendees.

Emily Forster recited a poem entitled “A Dream.” Miss Katharine S. Alvord presented an essay on “Higher Education of Girls.” Miss Alvord would go on to become DePauw University's first dean of women. Jessie Wilcox paid a memorial tribute to deceased members of the organization. Mr. A. J. Peters gave the banquet’s oration, which was entitled “Facts.” Albert James Peters was one of the co-founders of the Alvord & Peters Co., which published the Star Journal newspaper for a number of years in Sandusky.

The menu at the banquet was extensive, including spring chicken, Westphalia ham, pressed veal, buffalo tongue and sardines with lemon. Desserts included several types of cake, a variety of fruit, ice cream, and French confectionery with Edam and New York cream cheese.

Visit the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center to view yearbooks, historical photographs, alumni publications and graduation programs.

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