They Did Come Home Again!
George Huckeby, member of the AHS Class of 1962, presented a check in the amount of $2500 to Allen mayor Dianna Brannan. These funds will be used in the remodeling and renovation of the Allen Community Building. Also pictured are Allen city council member Joy Anderson and fundraising coordinator Beverly Wilmoth.
Class of 1962 Issues A Challenge
Work is underway at the Allen Community Building (also known as the Allen Alumni Building) and hopes are to have the building available for use at the 2012 Alumni Weekend, June 15th and 16th. While not expected to be totally finished it is hoped that, with the air conditioner in place and working, past grads will have a cool and comfortable place to meet during the day and enjoy the banquet on Saturday evening.
Fundraising for the building renovation continues. A grant in the amount of $34,000 was acquired and will be used to replace the roof; a match from the town and various other sources will provide the air conditioning/heating unit but that still leaves a large deficit and funds are needed for plumbing and sheetrock supplies and installation.
A large and generous donation has been received from the Class of 1962. Along with their money the Class of 1962 has also issued a challenge to all other AHS Classes . . . to match or exceed their donation.
Their class president, Don Milner, said, “On behalf of the Class of 1962, we’re presenting checks payable to the City of Allen (Community Building Fund) totaling $2,500 and issuing a challenge to all other graduating classes (or individuals) to make or beat our donation.
“It is our desire to continue the long tradition of holding the Allen High School alumni banquet in the downtown Community Building where everyone can have a safe and comfortable place to meet and reminisce.”
Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to the project is urged to do so by making a check payable to the Community Building Project, and sending their check to the Town of Allen, P.O. Box 402, Allen, OK 74825.