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PLYMOUTH â€” The biggest school reunion of the year takes place Friday at Plymouth High School when the Plymouth Alumni Association hosts a doubly-eventful Alumni Banquet beginning at 6 p.m. The banquet portion of the evening will see the induction of Suellen Glaub Long, Dr. Robert Vore and Dr. Arthur Becknell Jr. into the Plymouth Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
After dinner, the PAA will host a special concert with 1995 PHS grad and Dove Award winning Denver Bierman beginning at 8 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium.
Reservations for both the banquet and concert are still available at http://plymouthalumni.blogspot.com/ or by calling 574-952-4444. Banquet tickets are $35 and include dinner and VIP seating for the concert. Tickets for the concert only are $10. Anyone attending the banquet and show should park in the north parking lot and enter the school at door #5 to check in. The concert is open to the public â€” not just for PHS alum alone.
Suellen Glaub Long has won numerous awards for her work with her company The Long Promotional Group for outstanding campaigns for nonprofit partnership. She began incubator style plans to lease space to non-profit organizations. She is a Board member and past Chair of the Heartland Alliance working to create viable communities for immigrants to seek their fortunes, raise families, nurture and fulfill the dreams that brought them to America and has been extremely active in the uptown Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Robert Vore has been a driving force in the Indiana Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and not stopping with his profession, Vore has also been a key figure in service to the Plymouth community, serving as a member of the Plymouth City Council and the Marshall County Council. He was President of the Aviation Board of Commissioners, on the Board of Directors of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and served as President and Regional Vice President of the JayCees, receiving that organizations Keyman Award. He was District Chairman of the Boy Scouts and received that organizations Order of the Arrow.
Bierman has toured the world with many of the music industryâ€™s top names and with his own band The Mile High Orchestra. They wowed a national TV audience for six weeks as a finalist in the â€śAmerican Idolâ€ť spin off â€śThe Next Great American Band.â€ť The bandâ€™s latest album â€śGroovyâ€ť won the Christian music industries top honor â€” the Dove Award â€” for best childrenâ€™s album of the year.
At intermission of the concert, one lucky banquet attendee will be drawn to win a vacation trip provided by Oliver Ford.