Find­ing people main ob­jec­tive

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS - By BAR­BARA WITHING­TON

Plan­ning for the 150th ju­bilee of Roxburgh Schools is gain­ing mo­men­tum and or­gan­is­ers are cast­ing their net­work wide to reach for­mer pupils.

A Face­book page is gath­er­ing speed with the younger gen­er­a­tion, while long last­ing friend­ships are suc­ceed­ing in gath­er­ing num­bers.

Much of the in­for­ma­tion from the 125th cel­e­bra­tions was still avail­able, with school li­brar­ian Mar­rion Clark hav­ing the task of putting names to as many pho­to­graphs as pos­si­ble.

‘‘Last time, they just had pieces of paper at­tached, but now with com­puter print­ers it is eas­ier to prop­erly name people and make ad­just­ments.’’ Mrs Clark said.

‘‘We have put dif­fer­ent pho­tos out with the school news­let­ter and got a good re­sponse from that. Some of the very early pho­tos will be more dif­fi­cult.’’

Con­venor Teresa Ben­nett, reg­is­tra­tion sec­re­tary Kelly Find­lay, trea­surer Raewyn Crossan and sec­re­tary Jo John­ston head the hard work­ing com­mit­tee who are hop­ing the web­site, roxburgh schools.co.nz will make it eas­ier for people to reg­is­ter their in­ter­est in at­tend­ing. To be held at Easter 2015, the pro­vi­sional pro­gramme in­cludes reg­is­tra­tions and get to­gether Fri­day, as­sem­bly and pho­tos on Satur­day , din­ner/ dance that night and lunch on Sun­day.

Re­search: Roxburgh Area School pupils check out some early pho­tos to find fam­ily mem­bers; from left Maddy Moore, Joshua Reid, Caitlin Richards, Dion Muir seated, with li­brar­ian Mar­rion Clark.

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