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‘I Love Franklin’ Week Continues With FHS All-Years’ Reunion

The six-day celebration of Franklin Township continued November 27 with a Franklin High School all-years’ reunion.

Coordinated by the Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation, the informal reunion was held at the Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road.

“I Love Franklin” week has up until November 27 included an alumni basketball game, a “dine to donate” night at a local restaurant and the all-years’ reunion.

Also on tap are a charity football game in Middlebush Park on Thanksgiving morning, the annual Warrior For Life Foundation gala on November 29 and the Franklin High School Hall of Fame luncheon on November 30.

Alumni took advantage of the unusually mild weather to gather at the restaurant’s outdoor bar area to mingle and reminisce.

There was no formal promotion of the event, said Jana Hehlo, Class of ’99.

“We all just put word out on Facebook that we’re coming here tonight, and whoever comes, comes,” she said.

Like many of her fellow alum, Hehlo said her fondest FHS memories revolve around people.

“I remember no classes, and I only remember the people and select teachers,” she said. “The people in my class, we all have such a love for each other and we all had such a good time together, and I think we’re all excited to see each other again.”

One of Hehlo’s classmates, Sherri Vant-Nagy, said she was having fun reconnecting with people she hadn’t seen in 20 years.

The one thing that Vant-Nagy remembers most about FHS, she said, was, ” the friendships, the people that we met and the kindness that everybody had.”

“We are a community even though we come from different backgrounds, we all just come together and remain close when we see each other,” she said.

Aaron Jones, a member of the Class of ’97, said the event was full of lifelong friends.

“So many” memories, he said. “The lunchroom was great. The football games were great, and really just the people.”

“Like tonight, I’m class of ’97, but there’s ’99 and 2000, and all these different years, all of these people are lifelong friends to me.”

Following are some scenes from the evening.

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