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OFA Class of 1983 40th Reunion
Location: Parkview Restaurant
Details: To pay in advance, Venmo @OFAclass1983 or mail checks made out to OFA Class of '83 to Alyce Halstead at 2936 East Beecher Hill Road, Owego 13827.

Cash bar with heavy hors d' oeuvres. Hope to see you there, its sure to be a great time catching up and seeing old friends!
When: Saturday, October 21st, 2023 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1983
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Past Reunions:

OFA Class of 1966 50th Reunion
Location: Treadway Inn
Details: Our 50th Class Reunion
Please RSVP via mail to Donna Galpin, 855 E. Beecher Hill Rd., Owego, NY 13827 by 6/30/16 with your check made
payable to: Class of 66.
Friday Night(9/09) Informal get together at Metros about 7:00. Members from other classes are welcome to join us.

Saturday Night (9/10 Dinner/Dance in the Williamsburg Room at the Treadway: cash bar; cocktails at 6:00; dinner at 7:00; dancing to Rich Wilson – oldies entertainer extra ordinaire 8:00 – 11:00. Cost: $40/person.
Sunday Morning (9/11) 9:00 – noon – breakfast at the American Legion on Front Street – classmate and Legion Commander Ken Gillette promises a great breakfast for a very reasonable price!
When: Friday, September 9th, 2016 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1966
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Class of 1965 50th Class Reunion
Location: Friday mixer at American Legion
Details: Three day event. Starting with Mixer on Fri 9/11/2015 at American Legion on Front Street. Golf and other events Saturday 9/12/2015 Dinner Dance at Treadway Sat. Eve. Breakfast and goodbyes at Truman's by the creek Sunday morning at 9 AM. Watch for informational flyer in the mail.
When: Friday, September 11th, 2015 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1965
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Class of 1948 Reunion
Location: Parkview Hotel
Details: Friday for pub food-- Saturday sit down dinner
When: Friday, August 2nd, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: All Classes
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OFA Class of '71 NOTICE - Postponement of the 40th Year Reunion
Location: Owego - Tioga Trails - Oct 7th - - Hickories Park - Oct 8th
Details: Based upon the flood devastation in Owego, feedback from how bad it is by our classmates who live locally, and the inability to contact our Saturday night venue, Catherine Cole Janonis and I have decided that the best thing to do at this time is to postpone the reunion. We are sorry if the cancellation has created difficult and inconvenient circumstances for you. We know that everyone was looking forward to getting together again and the timing of this flood from that perspective could not have been worse. It just seems that nature put the whammy on this year's event! We will probably be looking at next spring/summer or once again next October for a rescheduled event. We have had a number of classmates contact us with their preference for the spring/summer and some indicated a preference for a reunion in October. It has run about 50/50 as far as preference indications are concerned. If you have a preference and have not yet contacted us, please let us know what your preference is. If you need to have your money returned, please send us a note with your current address for making a return of funds. Otherwise the money will stay in the account and be used for the rescheduled reunion. Some had mentioned the option of making donations from the funds for flood relief, but we feel it would be best for each individual to make a separate donation to an organization of his or her own choice. Once again, we reluctantly have to make this decision due to the current local conditions and the difficulties that many are going through. Please keep the locals who have suffered from the flooding in your thoughts and prayers. Again, we are sorry for any inconvenience the postponement of the reunion has made to each of you. Below I am posting an invitation from Carol Griggs to a gathering she is proposing for Saturday, October 8th. This is not meant to be a reunion, but a time for gathering of classmates who live in the area or who might be traveling back to Owego at this time. Please see the insert below for more details if you are interested. All the best to you, Wayne Barto ================================================================== Here is Carol's invitation: Since the events of the past weeks, it seems best to cancel and reschedule the Reunion to some future time. We would however like to extend an invitation to all who want to come picnic in an elegant setting complete with an enclosed pavilion and open fire circle in which to relax and to put your feet up, with good food and a lovely atmosphere. We want to treat you ( from Owego and other visiting classmates) to New Park, Ithaca NY ( go online …it is unique) which is given to us, courtesy of its owner. There will be delicious food and a casual atmosphere to enjoy!.... It will be good to know how many will come on October 8 from 3-7 pm, so we can know how many to plan. New Park is just beyond Cayuga Nature Center, about 4 or 5 miles north of Ithaca and 45 minutes from Owego. Come enjoy and rest for a few hours. We hope to see you there. For more information, please contact Carol Griggs at ctravis at or Catherine Cole Janonis at janonis at Sincerely, Carol Griggs
When: Friday, October 7th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1971
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40, 45, 50, 55, & 60 year Alumni Cruise
Location: Five, Six, or Seven day Cruise to the Carribbean, Bahamas, or Bermuda
Details: General concensus of majority and to where and length.
When: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Invited Classes: All Classes
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30 year class reunion
Location: Friday night we are going to be at Tioga Trails in Owego on Lake Street. Saturday night August 13th we will be having a Prime Rib Buffet at Donoli's Restaurant beginning at 6:00. it is $30 per person and reservations are required
Details: Please call or contact me if you have any questions ... I will need reservations for this event no later than July 30. Please bring cash to the event to pay me at the door. Thanks Patti We will have Jennifer Fergusons husband as our DJ.
When: Friday, August 12th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1981
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OFA Class of '66 45 Year Reunion
Location: On Friday July 8th, The John Barleycorn (Front St.) in Owego. On Saturday July 9th, Turkey Trot Acres in Candor.
Details: The reunion will begin with a no host casual gathering for drinks and conversation Friday night, July 8th, at the Barleycorn (Front Street in Owego). The Barleycorn is owned and operated by Barb Sauerbrey Donnigan (Class of ’65). Plan to be there at 8:00 PM. There will be a 60’s band for your dancing and listening pleasure. Saturday's festivities are at The Lodge at Turkey Trot Acres on Tubbs Rd. Candor. There will be a Roadshow Pit Bar- B- Que Buffet and party from 2pm – 7pm. The cost is $30 per person. In addition, there will be an awesome concert from 6:30-9:30, for those classmates who would like to attend. It will be at Turkey Trot Acres also. The Class of 1966 is being given a $5 discount, so our tickets are $25 each. See them at the attached link. They are from Chicago and are at Turkey Trot Acres every 5 years!! Of course there will be other paying Tiogans joining us for this event.
When: Friday, July 8th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1966
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1980 OFA 30th Reunion
Location: Hickories Park, Pav # 4
Details: Mixer/Get-Together Fri Jul 30th TIoga Trails 6pm Meal @ Hickories Jul 31st served 1-3pm FIND US ON FACEBOOK: Owego Free Academy Class of 1980
When: Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Invited Classes: 1980
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45th OFA Class of 1965 Reunion
Location: 9/10/10 Mixer at John Barleycorn Tavern on Front Street 7--9 PM Cash bar with lower $ drinks and light snacks - - 9/11/10 Golf at Catatonk GC in the AM - Party @ Camp Truman Cabin Noon-? - - 9/12/10 Breakfast at Truman Cabin 8:30 AM
Details: We are asking you to save the date. We're working with caterers now and will post cost later. If you have or know that someone else has an address change, email change etc. please email Alice at
When: Saturday, September 11th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1965
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40th Reunion
Location: throughout Owego and environs
Details: Last fall, questionnaires were sent out to the many of Class of �71 members through e-mail contacts and also through the use of the Yahoo message board and the website. Responses were received back from somewhere between 25 and 30 classmates. The questionnaires contained questions such as: 1. Are you in favor of another class reunion, and if so, when would you like to see one? 2. What time of year would you like to attend a class reunion? 3. Would you like a one or two day reunion with activities? 4. What type of activities would you desire to have? 5. Would you be willing to volunteer to help, and if so, in what way? Catherine Cole Janonis and Wayne Barto have analyzed the responses to the survey and this post contains some of the generalized findings. The responses below are numbered to match the questions above: 1. It was nearly unanimous that the responders to the questionnaire were in favor of another reunion. Nearly all were in favor of having a 40th year reunion although a few wanted to wait to either the 42nd, 45th or 50th year reunion anniversaries. 2. As to time of year; 18 specifically mentioned the fall of the year (Sep-Oct); 6 specifically mentioned the summer months of June, July or August; and, 3 said anytime! 3. Regarding a one-day or two-day schedule of activities, it was almost unanimous that a two-day event similar to the 35th reunion was desirable. A few stated that they would only participate for one day, but most of the classmates who would be traveling from out of town desired a two-day schedule to make the trip worthwhile. 4. The response to what activities are desired was as follows: 11 wanted an all-day type event with a simple catered meal at the Hickories or somewhere similar; 7 wanted a more formal dinner/dancing event in addition to or instead of the catered meal at a park; and, about 10 were not fussy at all about the activities and thought all the suggestions on the questionnaire were okay! 5. Almost everyone responding to the questionnaire was willing to volunteer to help in some way to bring together the next reunion. Most of the volunteers offered to help with making classmate contacts since they are no long located in the Owego area. Several in the Owego area volunteered to help with contacts to help set up food and location arrangements. Okay�.those are the results of the survey� what does that all mean and how do we move forward? Based upon the responses, it is believed that it is pretty clear that there is a majority of classmates that want a 40th year reunion in the fall of the year. The reunion should consist of a two day event, with one day being a simple gathering at the Hickories or similar venue, with a catered meal and park-like activities (volleyball, lawn darts, Frisbee throwing, etc.). It is also apparent that there is a strong contingent that would like to get together for a more formal dinner with the potential for dancing to round off the weekend. We also believe that IF there is a good response, it may be possible to plan mini-reunions for certain classes, put together a golf or volleyball tournament, a wine-tasting tour, etc. Given the above, we are moving forward with some preliminary contacts and planning activities. However, the first thing that needs to be established is a proposed date. We have selected Friday, October 7th in 2011 through Monday, October 10th as the primary target date. This weekend is usually at the height of the fall color and in 2011, Monday, October 10th is a Federal Holiday (Columbus Day) so some of you may have that day off! Alternatively, we are suggesting two weeks earlier from Friday, September 23rd in 2011 through Monday, September 26th. In order to move this along, please give us some feedback with your thoughts and preferences on the dates as soon as possible. Thanks! Catherine Cole Janonis & Wayne Barto � Class of �71
When: Friday, October 7th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1971
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Class of 69 40th Reunion
Location: Tioga Trails Cafe - Corner Lake and Main Streets - Owego
Details: Casual, informal, come as you are! Other OFA classes are invited to join us, either for dinner (RSVP with check to Janet Ellis, 614 Glenmary Drive, Owego by July 1), or after dinner ( no charge - cash bar.)
When: Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Invited Classes: 1969
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10 Year Reunion
Location: Donoli's Restaurant - Rt 434, Apalachin,NY - In Sweeney's Plaza
Details: Please e-mail your address so I can send out invites!! Call me if you have any questions 540-659-1529
When: Saturday, July 18th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1999
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Searching for Missing Classmates
Location: Homecoming Game
Details: The one area we still need help is finding classmates. If you have anyone’s contact information please send it along so that we may add them to the database that has been created. Please forward along any information to or Also Robin is putting together a slide show and needs any old photos you have plus those showing you all GROWN UP!!!
When: Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1988
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8 weeks and counting............
Location: Below is a breakdown of the events scheduled for our reunion weekend. - - Friday, October 3rd – Barleycorn Get Together - Saturday, October 4th – Tioga Trails – 6:00pm cost pp $35.00/ $60.00 per couple* Sunday, October 5th – Breakfast @ Tioga Trails
Details: The committee needs your reply as to whether or not you will be able to attend as soon as possible. Final numbers are not due until September 15th, but we need to provide Tioga Trails with an approximate head count shortly. The committee has also secured reduced hotel rates at the Tread Way Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Please call 607-687-4500 to book your rooms. The rates range from $94.95 - $109.00. All rooms are held under OFA Class of ’88. The room block will be held until September 15th.
When: Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1988
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OFA Reunion class of 1983
Location: Tioga Trails Cafe, Lake Street, Owego, NY
Details: Price is $20/person or $35/couple. There will be music, a 50/50 drawing, Hors d’oeuvres, team trivia, a cash bar and lots of fun. You'll need to RSVOP with payment by July 15 to: Tim and Beth O’Rourke, 347 Front Street, Owego, New York 13827. For more information, go to
When: Saturday, October 11th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1983
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