Kurn Hattin Day Celebration & Alumni Meeting
May 26, 2012 | Westminster – Principal Scot Tabachnick was Master of Ceremonies at Island Getaway the 25th Annual Kurn Hattin Day Celebration. The children’s performance of song, music and dance dazzled the audience. This event held each year is to thank the many people who support Kurn Hattin Homes. Special thanks also go to volunteers Chris Goding, Janet Wilson, Judy Spinella and Jerry ’73 & Linda Bardwell who performed solo and with the children.
The Kurn Hattin alumni also hold their Annual Meeting on this occasion. Jackie LaDue Mallory ’54 of St. Petersburg, FL serves as President. Jasmin Sears Queen ’90 of Peterborough, NH serves as Secretary. Carolyn Blake-Deyo ’54 of Springfield, VT was re-elected as Vice President and Donald Campbell ’49 of Putney, VT was elected as Treasurer. Jacky Clark Goodrich,’44 of Charlestown, NH was celebrated for her 23 years as Treasurer. Christopher W. Barry, Executive Director was also celebrated for his 40 years of service to the Homes. He will be retiring this fall.
During the alumni meeting, prizes were given to the alumnus/na who was the youngest, oldest and farthest away. Collin Hurst’11, Savannah Lazo’06 and Jessica Cormia’11 won for the youngest. Clayton Russell’49 won for the eldest and Ashley Minchenko’04 (NC) won for the farthest away. Some of the alumni graduated 70 years ago and some just last year. Alumni and guests came with their friends and families. The alumni gathering, the luncheon, and the children’s performance–all were exceptional. It was a full house and everyone had a great time.
Kurn Hattin Homes is a non-profit, year-round home and school for in-need and at-risk children, ages 6-15, from throughout the Northeast. Thousands of children call Kurn Hattin home.