By Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Columnist
MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough High School Class of 1955 recently gathered for a 66th Class Reunion with 14 of the 127 graduates reminiscing at the Double T’s restaurant in Marlborough.
It was all “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” for teenagers in the 50s. Girls could be seen in pixie cuts and boys in duck tails. They were watching “I Love Lucy,” Ed Sullivan and Jack Benny on TV. Students went to classes at the Walker Building on Main Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There was no cafeteria, however. At recess, students could go across the street and eat at the Colonial. The Vocational School was on Florence Street.
Dancing lessons for these teenagers took place on Friday nights, at the A.O.H. hall, under the direction of Dot Elderkin.
Members of the Class of ’55 had a Class Play (“Time Out for Ginger”), a Junior Prom, a Senior Prom and a Senior Reception at the Lyonhurst Ballroom. They went to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire for Class Day.
Graduation was held at Kelleher Field (after two rain delays), with some of the class excused from ceremonies because they had entered the military. As of the reunion on Aug. 28, the reunion committee knew of 66 members of the class who were deceased.
The Marlborough High School Class of 1965 also held its 56th reunion on Sept. 24, at the Marlborough Country Club.
Women’s Fellowship builds centerpieces
Floral centerpieces in autumn shades of yellow, orange and green will decorate the homes of roughly 15 members of the Women’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, after they enjoyed a workshop following their September meeting.
With the help of Alana Garland of The Floral Gallery, the group took boxes and filled them with green oasis foam and bouquets of flowers to create their own floral masterpieces.
The women also made plans for their Fall Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. On Saturday, brown paper bags, provided for customers, and filled with anything, will be sold for $5 each.
Scarecrow Contest gets underway
Show off your creativity by taking part in Marlborough’s Build a Scarecrow Contest.
All scarecrows will be showcased at Union Common during this year’s Horribles Parade on Oct. 28. Prizes will be awarded to the top three designs.
Pick up your wooden frames at the Marlborough Recreation Department, 239 Concord Road.
Marlborough, Hudson host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
The Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16. The collection, hosted by the City of Marlborough and Town of Hudson, will occur from 9 a.m. to noon at the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant at 860 Boston Post Road East in Marlborough.
Residents of both communities are invited to bring their hazardous waste along with unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Proof of residency will be required to enter the collection area.
Life Line Screening to take place
An all day Life Line Screening event will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Parish Hall of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational. There is a fee for this service. For more information, or for pre registration (for a $10 discount), call 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.
Kim and Todd Beauchemin
Mary and Bob Steeves – 59 years
John and Gaye Rowe
Mary and Larry Wenzel – 60 years
Sandy and David Youngstrom
Laura Miller, Fred Brewitt
Sheila Shea, Robert Katz, Rose Marie Boniface
Sue Blanchard, Phil Short
Terry Lozouski, Sue McCabe