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NORFOLK - There will be some tables reserved Aug. 31 at the Lobster House, Norwood, if a Norfolk businessman can round up enough fellow graduates for a class reunion.

Alfred Smith is looking for members of the Norwood-Norfolk Class of 1952 for the special event.

“We’re going to start right from scratch. Hopefully we get enough people to call me back,” according to Mr. Smith, who served as class president.

The Class of 1952 was unique, he said, because at the time the Norwood and Norfolk schools were separate. As a result, the 1952 “Keystoner” yearbooks lists separate group photos of the seniors, who were called “1st class passengers” at the school.

“We were the last classes to come out of the individual schools. That’s why we worked together,” Mr. Smith said.

Seniors in Mr. Smith’s class were William Raymo, Jean Gladden, Margaret Belgarde, Julia Pirscuk, Barbara Haggett, Joyce Oakes, James Beaudette, Charles Spotswood, Keith Martin, Ronald Gooshaw, George Gang, Richard Tiernan, Clark Warner, Peter Smith, Harvey Farnsworth, James Lewis, Wayne Scott, Gary Prashaw and Edward Ferguson.

The other class’s seniors were Laura Warriner, Charlyne Campbell, Gertrude Shepard, Valeria Huczel, Doris Goodrich, Jane Claffey, Mary Harris, Mary Baxter, Dorothy Chapin, Maureen Wells, Betty White, Barbara Kingsley, Thalia Walsh, Patricia Harrington, Joyce McDonald, Mary Ruger, Robert French, Bernard Cutler, Lloyd Sawyer, Edward Colbert, Ned Lewis, Ronald McLennan, Gary Gibson, Joseph Mackey, John Sutter, David St. Pier, Robert Hart, Jack Vivlamore, Thomas Robare and Joan Stanford.

“We had 20 in Norfolk and 30 in Norwood,” Mr. Smith said. “I think out of 50 people, we’re probably going to be lucky if we get 15. I’m looking for friends to spread the word and families to spread the word.”

He said he has already called the Lobster House to let them know they may have some reservations beginning at 5 p.m. that day.

“I called the Lobster House and told them what I had up my sleeve,” he said.

Any member of the class who is interested in attending should call Mr. Smith at 384-5900.

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