St. Agatha Home Reunion 2017
Hello againâ€¦ Alumni.
A year has past and we are close to
our annual reunion event at Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, New
York. This year on Saturday June 3, 2017 I will again wake up really early and
head over to our spot outside the fence on the North West corner of the South
swimming pool at Rockland Lake State Park and put something on as many tables
as I can, to save them for our alumni gathering (First come first served).
This event is so special in so many
ways; ageing makes clear for so many of us how lucky we all were to have had
the opportunity to be placed at St. Agatha Home for Children. looking back now
you can see clearly the special care we received from all the staff, sisters,
(nuns) counselors, and lay people who grew in their own knowledge caring for us
all. We were given a unique opportunity to develop a second family, we now call
“HomeKids”. This very special shared experience that is still very difficult
to, explain even to our loved ones today.
So much happens in our lives to all
of us, changing us from one year to the next. Through these annual re-unions,
we catch up with each other’s changes. We create opportunity to rehash what we
know to be special in our lives due to our common past.
I noticed over the last few reunions that more than one
generation of alumni are “representing” at our event, I’m so gladâ€¦ there is no
way to know what everyone’s experience was for them at St. Agatha’s other than
This year I am asking you all to
please come and “Make this special” I know that there are people coming that
have not been there before. People from all over the country are going to be there,
to share this time with us. Make some time again this year, really reach out,
and bring one more family member or a special friend. Encourage and assist each
other to make it to this reunion 2017. We all would love to see you there.
to bring what you want to share, this year you can shop at the local “Food
town” on Route 303. There is a “Rite Aide” store, Pizza, Chinese food and a
sandwich shop and Oh! The “Dollar Store” all in the same lot. On, Route 9W
across from the bus stop there is a “Healthy Food Deli”; you can get cooked
food there as well.
will only have to pay for parking once. You can leave and come back all day
with your ticket in the front windshield.
makes sense, so make plans now.
North pool is not open for swimming. The South pool is. So, if it happens to be
warm, bring a bathing suit.
is boating in the park.
is a 3.5-mile walkway around the lake in the park.
I invite you to visit these sites:
Facebook: Friends of Father Oliver.
Facebook: St. Agatha Home Kids
Facebook: St. Agatha home
Mother site: stagathahome.org
Bless you all