Wednesday, March 29, 2017

JB Bryson to (posthumously) receive SW School District award

Our friend and classmate, JB Bryson, has been selected as the Sedro-Woolley School District 2017 memorial honoree for the District Community Recognition Program.  Our congratulations and warm wishes go to his wife, Sue (also class of 1971) and his family. 

JB died as a result of injuries suffered during a rescue operation with Skagit Search and Rescue June 28, 2014. 

News release March 29, 2017:

Dear Friends,

The Sedro-Woolley School District is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the annual District Community Recognition Program which honors those who have so graciously dedicated themselves to the Sedro-Woolley School District and the Sedro-Woolley Community.  The recipients have demonstrated outstanding service to the community or demonstrated loyal support and outstanding accomplishments in areas such as community service, academics, performing arts, or athletics and these exemplary efforts are recognized as going beyond the typical measures of accomplishment.

The 2017 honorees are: JB Bryson (Memorial), Robyn Miller (District), Robert & Becky Gates (Community) and Tony Fore (Hall of Fame – Athletics)

A ceremony to honor this year’s recipients will be held on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sedro-Woolley High School Auditorium with a dessert reception following the awards. The public is invited to attend this warm and always entertaining evening.

Phil Brockman

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monthly coffee hour Tuesday, September 27th!

Fall is in the air!  So a hot latte (or beverage of your choice) at The Woolley Market sounds great!

See you Tuesday the 27th from 5ish to 7ish on the ground floor.  Do a little shopping while you're there and support our downtown businesses! 

Cruise on down tomorrow and see who is there!  We'll be looking for YOU!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Monthly coffee hour, Tuesday, August 30th 5ish to 7ish

The HEAT of summer should taper off by Tuesday when we meet for coffee at The Woolley Market!  But they have lovely cool beverages as well as the hot ones.  Come on and meet us there!

We're sitting downstairs now instead of on the mezzanine.  There is another business upstairs and the seating has become more limited.  So we thought we'd leave it to the young people and save our knees on those stairs.

There's always lots to talk about and interesting things going on.  Be part of the conversation!

See you August 30th! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Class of 71 45-year reunion was July 2, 2016!!

Thanks to everyone who came and made this such a fun evening!  And a special thanks to our hostess, Sue Bryson!  This is our traditional way of having a great reunion.  We'll keep having our monthly coffee hours and keep planning for our 50-year reunion! 

41 class members attended and we had 64 in attendance including guests. 

If you are a class member who hasn't received notices of these get-togethers, WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!! 

Click on the photos for larger versions.  Come back often!

Cathy and Bruce Entrikin, Keith and Cyndi Sorestad.

Our chef, Gary Rothenbuhler!

Mark and Patti Jo.

Special guest, Martin Pease!
With Bob Stiles and Peter Schultz.

Norm Wasson

Randy O'Bryant and Mary Trueman Carter

Mike "Smitty" Smith and Gary Rothenbuhler

Sue Cagle Skinner and Brad Warfield

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Class of 71 45-year reunion July 2, 2016 and coffee hour May 31!

Hey, SWHS Class of 71!

We have a plan for our 45-year reunion.  We just need you!  Here it is:

Saturday, July 2, 5:00 to ???  Yes, you can come early.  Don’t know yet what exact time we’ll serve dinner.
At Sue Ann Bryson’s house – same as last time.  Parking on site.
Dinner:  $15 per person, all prepared for you.
Menu:  Salmon, chicken, salads (various), desserts (various), soft drinks, and water.
Grill Chef:  Gary Rothenbuhler
Other food prep:  Take your chances

This date was selected by the group at our pot luck last summer.  It is right smack dab in the middle of Loggerodeo, so there are lots of things to do all weekend.  For a full listing visit:  (this is the official site, in spite of a cybersquatter stealing one of their other URLs)

Yes, we’ll need some help getting things ready in the week prior to the reunion.  If you are a local, plz plan to help out.

Invitations:  Everyone on the e’mail list is getting this e’mail invitation.  Others, for whom I have a mailing address but no e’mail address, will get a quick paper copy of this text.  If you know someone who is not on my list at all (just ask) or if you run into class members at Costco, be sure to remind them of the July 2nd date!!

You can send your checks now to my PO Box.  Check your e'mail for the address or leave contact info here and I'll send it to you.  

Nancy Handy Scott and I will keep track of the reservations.  Plz pay in advance so we know how many are coming. 

At the last reunion we kept things pretty basic.  A group photo before the sun goes down, buffet dinner, lots of visiting. 

If you need more info on motels, RV facilities, or anything, please ask ASAP.  Some folks might like to meet up in the afternoon before our event. 

Yes, we’re having our monthly coffee hour on Tuesday, May 31st at the Woolley Market.  5ish to 7ish.  We will probably finalize our plans for food prep, etc. 

We’ve done this so many times that we all kind of know what to do!!  If you can’t join us on July 2nd, feel free to send a letter or photos that we can display for others to read at the party.  But we hope everyone can come!  We had such a great turnout last time. 

Monday, July 4th, we’ll have an entry in the Loggerodeo Parade.  Let’s see…why don’t we have a flatbed trailer with hay bales?  What a fresh idea!  Actually, it’s the tradition.  We have the banners from last time.  Wear red, white and blue!  Line up for the parade about 10-10:30.  It starts at 11.  Trailer is already reserved and I’m doing the parade entry forms. Not sure yet who is pulling the trailer – still need a truck and driver.  There will be stepstools…

Remember that there are Sedro-Woolley t-shirts and sweatshirts at Oliver Hammer and Rite Aid. 

See you all soon!!
Judy J.
Check out the downtown cam!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Monthly coffee hour - Tuesday, March 29th at The Woolley Market!

Maybe spring will be here by March 29th when we meet again!!  It has been cold and wet and WINDY here in the Skagit Valley - still fresh snow on the low hills all around.  But the word is that daffodils are up and tulips are coming on.  Let's see what happens next!

We have started planning our 45-year reunion:

Saturday, July 2, 2016  Time?  about 5 p.m.
At Sue Ann Bryson's
$15 for dinner - prepay please
Salmon, chicken, appetizers, salads, baked potatoes, dessert, water, pop
Bring beer or other alcoholic beverages if you like.
Not sure if there will be hard copy invitations
We'll need help setting up on Friday night and Saturday - locals are planning to be there

Monday, July 4th
Sue Ann has secured a flatbed trailer for us to use
We need a truck to pull it and a driver
Looking for hay bales
We have two stepstools...
We have two banners for the sides
Parade entry form will be submitted

That's what we know so far.  Any ideas?  Let us know!!!

In the meantime:

Tuesday, March 29th at The Woolley Market - 5ish to 7ish.  You know what to do. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monthly coffee hour - Tuesday, February 23, at The Woolley Market!

An early coffee hour this month!   February is a funky month - 28 or 29 days and that last Tuesday bounces around.  5ish to 7ish.  You know the drill.

No ideas presented yet for our 45-year reunion.  We are certainly capable of doing it at the last minute...but let's not.  Planning is better!

It feels like spring might be around the corner.  Everyone I know is READY for it!!

See you Tuesday!