Plymouth alums celebrate at annual banquet

PLYMOUTH - Literally hundreds of Plymouth Alumni began the reunion season with the largest celebration of Plymouth grads of the year at the annual Plymouth Alumni Association Alumni Banquet.
As one of the highlights of the evening the Association welcomed Suellen Glaub Long and Dr. Robert O. Vore and posthumously Dr. Arthur Becknell Jr., into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and celebrated the PHS class of 1962 as part of their 50th class reunion. As part of the celebration Pat Felke spoke on behalf of Plymouth’s latest graduating class of 2012.
Brent Johnson of the class of 1987 opened the banquet with his invocation and last year’s Distinguished Alumni inductee Lt. Col. Bill Lee was present to introduce the latest inductees to the Hall of Fame. Linda Starr ended the banquet ceremonies with the singing of the Alumni Song.
After the banquet, those present were treated to a special concert by 1995 grad Denver Bierman in the PHS auditorium, and Jessica Oliver and Oliver Ford gave away a vacation to Carol Blake at intermission.
Telling stories on his classmates, Ron Bollman of the class of 1962 kept the crowd laughing as he brought banquet goers back to Plymouth of the late 1950’s and early ‘60’s without revealing any names of those who might be still be “quiet” about their pranks.
Hall of Fame inductees Suellen Long and Dr. Vore had similar messages of being aware of the value of others in your life and accomplishments and never backing away from an opportunity you may have to help another, not knowing what kind of person they may become because of the opportunity you could provide for them to shine.