The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 17, 1999


Carlisle Middle School Class of '79 reunion is a big hit

The eighth-grade reunion for Carlisle classmates, teachers, and parents of students in the class of '79, was held on Saturday, September 11, at the Carlisle School and later in the evening at Heather Behn Hedden's home on East Riding Drive. This was a grand get-together for the young people who grew up together and attended the Carlisle School in the 1970s. The teachers and the parents who attended had a great time too, talking about old times, catching up on what everyone was doing and taking the opportunity to become reacquainted. This was the second reunion for the class of '79 and they are looking forward to the next one in 2009.

At the noon picnic in the vicinity of the Carlisle Castle, young children of the former students played while their parents talked with teachers Fred Attalla, Connie Gray, Bill Tate, Heather Robinson Reiman, Nadine Bishop, David Negrin, David Mayall, Wendy Davis, Joe Walsh, John D'Auria, Richard Deppe and Marc Cutler.

In the evening, those who were unable to attend during the day joined their former classmates at Hedden's for dessert and another chance to talk and learn more about old friends from Carlisle school days. Hedden and her husband Tom and children, Henry and Erika, recently moved to East Riding Drive, only a few doors down from Heather's parents, Pres and Gertrud Behn.

People had come from as far away as Chicago, New York City and upstate New York, and a number of those who were unable to attend sent e-mails and letters.

Organizers Hedden and Molly Emmons Sorrows were pleased with the turnout, especially with the number of teachers who were able to attend. "Everyone seemed to enjoy getting together," said Sorrrows who also recently returned to live in Carlisle with her husband Bryan and twin daughters Elisabeth and Katherine. It was reported that the evening event at Heather Behn Hedden's lasted until midnight.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito