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FHS Class Of 1987 Shares Memories At 30th Reunion

Wendy Styles-LaFortune, left, and Trisha Chavis organized the FHS Class of 1987 30th reunion.


Smiles and hugs were plentiful June 23 at the Franklin High School Class of 1987’s 30th reunion.

The event, held at PJ Cavanaughs in the Holiday Inn on Davidson Avenue, drew alums from as far away as Ohio and Florida.

Organizers Wendy Styles-LaFortune and Trisha Chavis started working on the reunion last October.

“We had a 20-year reunion, and we were doing them in 10-year increments, so it was time to get started,” Styles-LaFortune said.

“We got a lot of interest, a lot of people had other commitments, but we had a good turnout,” she said.

The agenda for the night?

“We’re going to reminisce a little bit, give a moment of silence to the few that we’ve know who have passed away, we’re going to dance, we’re going to allow people to have a few moments of reflection, and eat and have some desert,” Styles-LaFortune said.

Suzanne Clemons of Tampa, Fl. said the thing that made high school special for her was her fellow students.

“It was an overall great experience,” she said. “I really enjoyed going to school there and obviously, 30 years later, we’re great friends.”

Michelle Davis stayed in the township after graduation. Her favorite memories, she said, revolved around the marching band.

“I played clarinet all four years,” she said. “All the trips to Mexico, California, we did a lot.”

East Brunswick resident Marlene Green said her favorite memory is senior year.

“The whole senior year,” she said. “I felt like we all bonded.”

For Rita Brown, who has since moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, her fondest memories of FHS revolve around Spanish class.

“Going to Spain junior year,” she said. “We just had a lot of fun. It was a great class and we had fun friends. It was a school-sponsored thing, we went with one of our Spanish teachers, Mrs. Sanchez.”

 

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