Home Page for Alumni Weekend and Heritage Day
July 8-10, 2016
We are gearing up for this year's Alumni Weekend and banquet and
have some exciting events planned for everyone. We kick-off the
weekend on Friday evening (July 8) with our annual banquet at Premier
Banquet in Olean. The event begins at 6pm with a social hour and
dinner at 7pm and features our scholarship recipient and Portville Hall
of Fame inductees for this year. After the banquet, the night life
continues at the Portville American Legion Street Dance.
On Saturday, you can get your daily exercise at our 5K Fun Run/Walk
(8am) and our Kayaking on the Allegheny River Event (10am for about 2
hours). Downtown Portville is the place to be all day Saturday when
tents and vendors are set up all around Pioneer Park. Bob and Holly
Fischer's Antique Car Show is a main feature as well as children's
games, a petting zoo, chicken BBQ at the Fire Hall, more food and
You out-of-towners won't want to rush right back home on Sunday
morning because we are having a "Hike to the Bear's Cave for
Breakfast" event. Remember running the hill for track practice or gym
class? No sprints required for this hike, take your time and work up
your appetite for breakfast at the top. A surprise guest will be waiting
for us to arrive.
The school is opening their new Ropes Course Sunday afternoon from
1-4pm. Challenge yourself and your physical stamina on a rock wall
climb and other great ropes features in Frair's Forest. The course,
named after Bernice Pierson, is a great addition to Portville school.
For more information on these and other events, go to our Calendar of
Events page. You will also find the reservation form for the Banquet
and registration forms for our special events (5K, Kayaking, and Hike)
formatted in printable PDF files.
Order Your Portville Alumni Shirts for Alumni Gatherings
This year, we have a line of clothing items to show off your Panther
Pride! This idea is a first for the Alumni Association and we hope that
more people will take a look at the quality of our selections at THE
ALUMNI STORE. Our store is actually hosted by the Sports Locker in
Olean so when you shop there, you are directed to their website. There
is a cut-off of June 30th for the next run so order today. This is when
the items will be produced and shipped. Go to our store page for more
information and details on ordering.
Like Us on Facebook
Last year, we started a Portville Alumni Facebook group. It has grown
rapidly in popularity and boasts almost 1000 members. Posts include
happenings around Portville, at the school and in the community, with
some really fantastic pictures, both old and recent.
To join, click on the blue Facebook icon below and it will take you to
the group page. It is a public group but you must ask to join. We are
sure that you will see something on there that you will "like"!
Help us Keep in Touch
This year our honor classes are the ones that end in 6 like 1966 for the
50-year class or in 1 like 1981 for the 35-year class. Some of our
alumni members attend each year regardless of their year and we
welcome all members at every banquet.
Class Coordinators have been working hard for months, updating the
addresses of their classmates. We began using email addresses and
now social media like Facebook to keep class members updated on
reunion activities and Portville news.
This process is never finished due to the large number of records in our
database. If you have not attended the banquet in a few years, we
possibly do not have your updated contact information. Please verify
your current contact information either with your class coordinator if
this is your honor year or contact us directly at our link Contact Us.
The Portville Central School Alumni facebook group is for alumni - about
alumni - so we encourage posts about classes and classmates. (Please
do not use our group for your business marketing purposes.)
Bookmark Our Site on Your Browser
We hope you enjoy this new on-line adventure with us and visit our
website often for more information about the Alumni Association. Be
sure to bookmark portvillealumni.com so that you can find us right on
your toolbar next time you are thinking about "the good old days"!
Portville Alumni Association