2017-05-24 / Front Page

Class Of 1967 Salutes Class Of 2017

The Class of 1967 had an unofficial 50th class reunion at P.S. 99 in Kew Gardens, where they congratulated and chatted with the Class of 2017.The Class of 1967 had an unofficial 50th class reunion at P.S. 99 in Kew Gardens, where they congratulated and chatted with the Class of 2017.On May 19, 11 individuals who graduated from P.S. 99 in 1967 in Kew Gardens congregated in the auditorium of the school. They came from as far away as California and Florida to stand on the stage and speak to the eager graduating class of 2017 about their memories of coming of age and what the town and school had meant to them. The exchanges of questions and answers between the children and the alumni couldn’t have been more genuine and lively.

The day did not stop there, as the former residents went to Dani’s Pizza to have lunch and P.S. 99’s Class of 1967 brought the celebration of their 50th Anniversary to a luncheon at Dani’s Pizza. The 11 graduates of P.S. 99 in Kew Gardens are Elizabeth Byron, Peter Hess, Richard Gertner, Glenn Goldstein, Roy Goldberg, Keith Kurzner, Tania Levy, Johnnie Palacios, Ruth Seidenfeld, David Silfen and Mark Solomon.P.S. 99’s Class of 1967 brought the celebration of their 50th Anniversary to a luncheon at Dani’s Pizza. The 11 graduates of P.S. 99 in Kew Gardens are Elizabeth Byron, Peter Hess, Richard Gertner, Glenn Goldstein, Roy Goldberg, Keith Kurzner, Tania Levy, Johnnie Palacios, Ruth Seidenfeld, David Silfen and Mark Solomon.reminisce on a time when life was simpler and less complicated. They proceeded to Forest Park and revisited their old “hangout” to retrace the steps they once took as bubbly kids and open up the chest of memories which, surprisingly, were as fresh and clear as if they were watching a film of yesteryear and recalling each step.

The day ended when they visited the Austin Ale House to dine and wine under the dark beautiful skies of a town they once called home.

Special thanks to Principal Paulette Foglio for allowing this event to take place in a formal setting which catapulted this unforgettable day for 11 adults who once again became friends after having been raised together, in a community they called their stomping grounds half of a century ago.

It is evident they never forgot the roots responsible for their success.

—Johnny Palacios

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