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SALEM — Quaker pleasure runs deep within the newly-renovated Salem Excessive Faculty Alumni Affiliation workplace and foyer.
Quaker banners cling excessive from a brand new hanging system within the two-story atrium and pictures of Quaker Sam will be seen from virtually each course within the facility at 330 E. State St.
Show instances full of memorabilia and artifacts from days passed by greet guests, little doubt scary treasured pictures within the minds of Salem Excessive Faculty alumni peering via the glass.
“We’re thrilled with the end result of our renovation,” SHSAA Govt Director Audrey Cleveland Null (’76) mentioned.
The $450,000 venture to interchange the facade, strengthen the constructing and renovate the foyer space started in June 2019, with contributions to the capital marketing campaign referred to as “Constructing for the Future” totaling almost $332,000.
The venture formally ended with the current arrival of the furnishings, which was bought domestically via MacMillan Workplace Provide with help from Denne Gorby (’70) from MacMillan’s, and Mitzi Garret Seashore (’64), who designed the inside area.
“We’re very pleased with the look of the foyer design,” Null mentioned.
The banner system, which works electronically to simply cling banners or change them out, was donated by BOC Water Hydraulics, owned by Todd Olson (’81), who additionally served because the Constructing Renovation Chairman overseeing the venture.
One of many banners says, “Embracing the longer term whereas honoring the previous” as a logo of the alumni affiliation. The opposite banner honors the fiftieth class, the SHS Class of 1970. Each banners have been donated by UPS Retailer house owners Jeff Stewart (’70) and Robin Fisher Stewart (’72).
The skin of the constructing, with the two-story window and big lit vertical signal with Quaker Sam on one aspect and Quaker Woman on the opposite, has been seen for months. The inside, although, has solely been open since summer season as a result of pandemic.
“We wish to encourage our alumni and residents of Salem and the world to go to. This actually is an asset. We’re proud to be in downtown Salem,” Null mentioned.
The will to remain downtown was a driving power for the renovation, somewhat than discovering a brand new location.
The workplace is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday via Friday, with attainable future Saturday hours on Second Saturdays. Null mentioned if a bunch from out of city calls forward, she is going to attempt to accommodate them.
She’s seen elevated alumni visits from throughout, together with Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Florida and the Columbus space and all through Ohio.
The up to date showcase shows have been organized and designed by board member Mickey Cope Weaver (’60), with help from Susie Cope (’65), Vicki DeJane Zeigler (’65) and Helen Potter Hayes (’57). They’re additionally serving to with a brand new venture to archive all of the memorabilia, together with volunteers Jean Kiliman Esposito (’71) and Lu Ann Limestahl Cole (’71).
“Each week we’ve got alumni cease in with articles of clothes, jewellery, yearbooks, sports activities gadgets, choir, band, Quaker Sam and Quaker Woman,” Null mentioned.
Well-known disc jockey Alan Freed graduated from Salem Excessive Faculty earlier than coining the time period “rock and roll,” with a few of his posters within the SHSAA archives. Art work and books created by Salem alumni are on show. An association of the Alma Mater by Stephen Navoyosky (’53) is framed. She additionally mentioned there’s loads of distinctive jewellery and pins, numerous class rings and many Quaker Sam memorabilia donated by lessons through the years. There’s a show of City Crier Quaker Sam drawings by Perry Calvin that have been used within the Salem Information within the Fifties to indicate a win or a loss by the Quakers. One show annually represents the category celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
Additional yearbooks can be found to buy for a donation of $5 every and donations of outdated yearbooks are accepted.
Open stairs result in the vast open second flooring with a big area for conferences and occasions, with tables and chairs donated by the SHS Class of ’58. There’s even a skylight.
“There’s loads of pleasure and generosity from our alumni and that’s actually inspiring to see,” Null mentioned.
She introduced that the All Class Reunion that was sidelined this yr by the pandemic has been reset for Aug. 7, 2021. Class reunions cancelled this yr could also be rescheduled for subsequent yr additionally.
SHSAA continues to offer academic alternatives for Salem Excessive Faculty seniors and graduates and this yr awarded $318,250 in scholarships.
To donate or to study extra about SHSAA, go to www.salemohioalumni.org. Additionally go to the SHSAA Fb web page or name 330-332-1427.