August 4, 2007
Almost a month has passed since we gathered in Cooperstown to observe its 125th anniversary and to renew acquaintances with our high school classmates, friends and relatives. I'll bet all of us are reflecting on how much fun we had and how good it was to see the old town and people we grew up and went to school with. One of my thrills was to see how young everyone in the Class of 1956 looked. True! One of the things I've been thinking about since leaving Cooper last month is how well everything worked during those days. Everything was great - the parade, the events at the park on Sunday, the class registration process, meetings, everything. I really didn't hear anyone complaining about anything, except the hot weather on Saturday maybe. I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to the good folks who put this all together for us. They obviously did a wonderful job. They are listed below. I hope I haven't missed anyone. If I have, I'd like to hear about it.
the 1-2-5 Co-Chairs: Joanne (Rothert) White & Shelly Zimprich
All School Reunion: Ann (Brekke) Dietchman & Diane (Hildre) Cowdrey
Griggs County Fair Board – Bonnie Krenz….. Endowment Fund – Becky Meidinger
Community 125 Parade & County 4-H: John Swenson
Griggs County Historical Society – Don Dahl ..... Cooperstown Park Board – Mary Jo Grover
Community Club – Pam Ressler….. Lodging – Helene Fossum & Lois Knudson
Alumni Day Music & Pageant – Nicki (Sayer) Wathne, Shelly Zimprich & Duey Lura
Alumni Golf Tournament : Blair Cussons
I also thank Don Loder and Cooperstown's Municipal Association for the help they gave our class project.