Home Page for 2019 Alumni Weekend
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July 12-14, 2019
FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET
It's here! Download your RESERVATION FORM for the 120th Annual
Portville Alumni Banquet which will be held on Friday, July 12th, 2019, and
Heritage Day which will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Also this
year, the Pierson Ropes Challenge will be open at the school on Sunday,
July 14th from 1-4 pm.
For the third year, our banquet will be held at the Event Center at Good
Times of Olean. We have been pleased with the accommodations that
West and Christine Long have provided. In case you do not know the
proprietors, West graduated from our alma mater in the Class of 1988.
Christine is from the Rochester area.
Good Times has a lot of activities in a very large complex. They have
bowling alleys, arcade games, mini-golf, volleyball pits, the Hammerback
Bar and Grill, The Point Restaurant for fine dining, and the Snak Shak for
quick, casual meals.
Due to the many positive comments that we received last year, the dinner
will be buffet-style again instead of a sit-down dinner. There is a
selection of beef, chicken, and pasta. The buffet menu is available on our
banquet page. We are including a gluten-free meal that is also
Vegan/Vegetarian for those with special diets.
Our Master of Ceremonies is Honest Bob Fairbanks, class of 1960. Bob is
a real entertainer with his anecdotes and jokes. We appreciate him taking
time out from his car racing schedule to be with us. We will present the
Hall of Fame awards during the business meeting. The HOF Committee
does a great job of acknowledging our community leaders.
This year, the banquet ended about 8:50 p.m., a new record! This allows
alumni to get back to Portville for the American Legion street dance for the
rest of the evening.
Come on down to Portville for our annual Heritage Day festivities on
Saturday in Pioneer Memorial Park. There are always fun things to do
there, things to buy, people to see, food to eat, etc. For Vendors, here is
this year's application for a booth.
Portville Alumni will have a large tent to provide seating with shade if it's
sunny and protection from an occasional sprinkle of rain if it's not. We are
set up from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. near the sidewalk to Main Street located
near the food vendors.
For the adventuresome types, Extreme Sportsman Preston Van Curen will
guide the Alumni Kayakers down the Allegheny River again this year. The
route is from Mill Grove bridge to the Steam Valley bridge launch site at
Linn Landing. Many thanks to Sports Hall of Famer Mr. Wimpy Swetland,
who provides the river access in Mill Grove.
We will gather at the bandstand (or gazebo, if you prefer) for our annual
alumni group photo. Here is the gang that showed up last year (2018).
For more information on 2019 events, go to our Calendar of Events page.
You will also find this year's reservation form for the Banquet and a
registration form for our Kayaking event on Saturday. For a recap on the
2017 banquet and Heritage Day, follow this link to our 2017 page.
Portville Alumni T-Shirts - Let's go TIE-DYE!
A new twist on your alumni t-shirt! The smaller sizes are almost gone so
don't wait any longer to get yours. Go to our store page for more
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We hope you find our site useful for alumni information. 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"! Before you
leave our site, please take a minute to contact us with any recent email
address changes, mailing address changes, etc. We want to hear from you
if you have any comments on the website, good or bad, and the banquet,
good or bad. Your feedback helps us hold the best banquet possible.
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See you all in JULY!
Portville Alumni Association
This Page was updated on 05-10-2019