Groovy reunion held at Delaware Valley

| 08 Sep 2015 | 05:26

— Delaware Valley High School's '70s reunion was a disco inferno!

More than 240 people, including classmates from 1970 all the way through and into the '80s, turned out Aug. 8 at the Best Western in Matamoras. Everyone's favorite teachers were there too: Mr. Jim Burnett, Mr. Ned Bushong, Ms. Carla Daniel, Mr. Mel Durrwachter, Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Jan) Lees, Mr. William Leiser, Mr. Ron McMasters, Mrs. Helen Monisera, Mrs. Carol (Martin) Sain, Mrs. Mary Alice Starzen, Mr. William Webster and Mr. Werner Wentz.

Mr. Webster asked the inductees into the Delaware Valley Hall of Fame to stand up. Inductee Ray Wagner was presented with a special recognition for being the only graduate who played on a professional football team, the Cincinnati Bengals, as #63. Another highlight and surprise of the evening was when Richard Rothstein proposed to his lady love, Jody — and she said yes!

Steve Moglia played the best dancing tunes, compliments of Bill Rosado of Milford Chrysler. Local businesses donated gift certificates for door prizes (Apple Valley, Balch's, Hotel Fauchere, Inn at Hunt's Landing/Best Western, Len and Joes, Polar Bear.) Port Jervis Bowl, Stewie's, Taste of Sicily, Two Rivers Grille, and The Water Wheel.

Mark and Wendy Strouse took photos of each class, and hockey and basketball team photos with coaches Jan and Gary Lees.

There were all kinds of '70s fashions available for anyone wanting to get into the groove with the right look. Two custom frames were made and donated by Pam Collette Long. The prize for best dressed with '70s attire went to Diana (Duke) and Mike Hart.

The committee did a "far out" job: Wendy Tschopp Strouse, Laurie Lyon Pearce, Helen Howey, Annette DeRose Martin, Kurt Brink, Patrick McCarty, Gary Southard, and David Krause.

Matt Osterberg said he'd like to see the reunion come around annually.