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Where Pens Come From

So, You thought that some factory was making those wonderful souvenir pens? Well, you were wrong. One of our classmates volunteered to make these pens by hand in his own home workshop with one stipulation; the promise of anonymity. His idea was that the pens were important to the Memorial Project, not him. One more example of the kind of class our class has! (Scroll down for information on where to send contributions for a pen.)

Gathering wood from the old gym.                                                  Yes! Chewing Gum Removed first from team bench.!

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Wood gathering from the auditorium stage.

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Kind of self-explanatory. laugh                                             Whatever you do, don't sneeze!

Final Product

Shipping, the final frontier. (Pardon the Star Trek reference) Now you know why it has taken so long for you to receive your pen. Each pen is handmade to order. The kits that include the hardware, and also the gift box are the only factory made components.




If you would like a pen made from wood taken from one of these special locations, we are asking for a donation of $35.00.  Again, these pens come in a beautiful gift box and include a numbered certificate of authenticity with the location of the wood used.

If you would like one or more of these pens, send your check for the appropriate amount, made out to:

Class of 1962 Memorial fund

Mail your check to:

Carole Cooley

8031 Camden Way
Canfield, OH 44406

Here is the list of special places where we have recovered wood from.  If you would like a pen from one of these locations, please specify which one:

  AREA                                               TEACHER

Gymnasium floor            Ace Federovitch, Mildred Steiskal

Auditorium stage floor                                                                

Home Ec room                                    Mildred Snell

Physics lab                               Robert Ameduri

Band room                               Squire Hurrelbrink

Nurse’s office                                  Delma Krause

Principal’s office                                      Mr. Wagner

Wood shop                                  George Pelton

Gymnasium team bench              Basketball coach Ace Federovitch


Also, if you can afford a bit more, and want to include a bit to defray the cost of postage for us to ship your memorial pen, please include that with your check and we will be very grateful for that thoughtfulness.

If you have any questions, or comments regarding the project, please let us know.  We are very excited about this project and the way it is coming together and hope that you, the class, agree and share our enthusiasm.  

Your Class Reunion Committee

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