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Readers’ Corner

Were you in the Peace Corps? Reader David Unterman says that former Peace Corps volunteers living in Nevada County and nearby have been informally getting together, but now an actual event is planned in hopes that more Peace Corps people will attend. David was in Nepal, ’66 to ’68, and he says volunteers are coming who served in Malaysia, Iran and Paraguay. “We all have a bond with each other – we like seeing each other. It’s a good thing,” David said. The event will be a picnic, and friends and family are encouraged to attend. It’s Saturday, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. There will be picnic tables set up in the meadow near the bandshell. It’s a barbecue and potluck and David says to bring games and T-shirts for tie-dyeing. If you want more information, call 272-2149 or (530) 888-7335.

70 years later: If you were in the class of 1934 (not a typo) your 70th high school class reunion is coming up. I must say I have never heard of a 70th reunion, but here’s one in our town. Class member Audrey Quinney Noel is working on the event and wants not only Grass Valley High School alums, but rival Nevada City High as well. And if you’re anywhere near that era, you’re invited too! This group has had a reunion every year for the past several years – that’s school spirit for you! Audrey says the reunion is always the second Saturday of September, which makes this year’s on Sept. 11. It’s at The Swiss House starting at noon. Audrey came to this area as a baby, but said her father was a native. He lived near North Bloomfield, which was called Relief Hill at the time. I asked Audrey about her interests in high school, and she said she played sports, “But nothing else to write home about.” Audrey brought the reunion notice into The Union herself, and she seemed so spry I would have never known she was 88, that’s for sure. They want people to RSVP by Sept. 1 to Bob Roesner (530) 885-4919. You can call Audrey if you want more information at 273-3254.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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