The St. Francis Prep Arizona/Western States Area Alumni Association organized an “all years-all alumni and guests are welcome” series of reunion events on March 20, 21, and 22, 2015 in Tempe and Phoenix Arizona. SFP President, Brother Leonard Conway and Alumni Director, Brother Robert Kent were present. They were joined by Prep's Chaplain, Father Bill Sweeney.
The theme was the Rally in the Valley. (In Brooklyn, we held pep rallies in the alley on the N. 5th St. side of the “Prep” and we continued the tradition with our Rally headquarters hotel the Mission Palms on north side of Mill Ave. on 5th St. in Tempe Arizona.)
This year also marked the 55th anniversary year of the class of 1960.We toasted, cheered, recognized and congratulated this well represented group. In its honor, a Sister Mary Ruler and Brother Drumstick McGee Fibbers Contest was held after mass. (The 2013 winner- “The fish I caught was so big the picture weighed 8lbs.”)
Plans included a Friday night gathering at the Watershed Restaurant at the Lakes in Tempe and a Saturday evening happy hour and dinner at Rawhide.
On Sunday we celebrated mass at the Franciscan Casa and had a party at La Famiglia Restaurant with a taste of old Brooklyn. (All gatherings were individual tab events.)
The daylight hours were reserved for spring MLB baseball, sightseeing, dinning, shopping, sipping suds and wine or just hanging out and catching up with old friends and meeting alumni from various years and era’s.
Many thanks to our reunion committee:
Bob Caccamo ’59
Joe Kelly ’59
Dennis Esposito ’60
Byron Fanning ’60
Christie (Van Roten) Ellis’91