On Saturday, October 3rd, nearly five-hundred Prep alumni, Franciscan Brothers, faculty members (past and present), and friends converged on Williamsburg Brooklyn for the much anticipated "Welcome Home--Return to North 6th Street Reunion" which closed the 150th Anniversary Year celebrations. Despite early afternoon rain showers, alumni braved the elements to return to the place they once called home--186 North 6th Street. Coincidentally or not, the rain abated as the celebration of Mass at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church on North 5th Street came to a close, adding an additional measure of excitement to the event! With the street closed to vehicular traffic, cocktails and hor d'oeurves were served under a large, elegent tent. The crowed overflowed onto the sidewalks. Afterwards, Prepsters from a variety of graduating years gathered for a spirited "Rally-in-the Alley." They then proceeded to the school gym for a special ceremony honoring Sam Stith '56 and Tom Stith '57 as Prep officially retired their basketball jerseys. Following the ceremony, alumni reconvened under the tent and dined on a fine buffet dinner. Guests posed for class photos and revisited the first floor classrooms of the former Prep which contained photo memorabilia from past eras. A great time was had by all! On for Ol' St. Francis!! Click here to see all of the photos.
It was truly a great evening. Thanks to all who put it together. There are so many fond memories of that school, and who would have thought 30 something years later, I'd be walking down the alley with a beer and then on to the gym. Boy have times change. Thank you to SFP for all that you do and all that you have done.