Over 250 Dublin School alumni, parents and friends visited campus last weekend for our 75th Anniversary Alumni/Mayfair Weekend. Alumni and parents began arriving Friday afternoon, including two of the Lehmann children, Mike Lehmann ’59 and Nancy Lehmann Haynes ’55 (later joined by sister Louisa Lehmann Birch ’57), for our annual outdoor Coffee House performed on the new Fountain Arts Building Terrace.
Alumni Class Agents joined the crowd after a productive dinner meeting at Del Rossi’s Trattoria and after two and half hours of fantastic music, everyone climbed up to Memorial Field for a Spectacular Professional Fireworks display thanks to trustee David Howe H’95, and Stephen Pelkey of Atlas Fireworks.
On Saturday, after a special morning meeting, 30 Dublin School dancers performed their rendition of “Alice in Wonderland” to a large crowd on the Fountain Arts Building terrace. With the rain holding off, the Class of 2011 circled the Maypole celebrating their senior spring and with some effort, the Class of 2012 carried the pole away to hide it for their turn next year. Thanks to Dublin’s amazing kitchen staff, everyone had a delicious lunch before spending the afternoon cheering on our student athletes as they competed in tennis, lacrosse and crew.
The afternoon activities were capped off by the now annual alumni/student lacrosse game, where alumni dominated yet again, winning the Mike Walter ’86 Memorial Cup.
In honor of Dublin School’s 75th Anniversary year, a Gala was held at the Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey, NH where over 225 guests came to celebrate the history of our School, share stories, and enjoy dinner and dancing. Jan Haman and David Howe were awarded Head of School Service Medals for their extraordinary contributions to the School over the last several decades. Tom Putnam ’61 and Dick Simmons ’50 received the 2010 and 2011 Lehmann Distinguished Alumnus Awards presented each year to those alumni who have made a particularly significant and lasting contribution to his or her profession or public service and who has been a loyal and steadfast supporter of the School.
All who attended this amazing weekend would surely agree that the overall sense of pride in the Dublin School students, faculty, alumni, history and campus has never been higher. It was truly a historic weekend that will long be remembered.