Please welcome guest blogger Susan Storb to Positively!Pottstown. Susan grew up in Pottstown and went to The Wyndcroft School back in the 1950s. Her father was born and raised in Pottstown and ran Storb Travel Service for many years, and her grandfather represented Pottstown in the State Legislature. Susan is married to retired architect Michael Horn, lives in Philadelphia, and is committed to the revitalization of Pottstown. As a current Board Member at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center, she hopes to spend two days a week in Pottstown, working on behalf of the theater and town.
Wyndcroft Classmates Return for 50th Reunion This Weekend
By Susan Storb
A few people, who had the good fortune to grow up in Pottstown in the 1950s and attend The Wyndcroft School, recently decided to organize a reunion. It will be held at Brookside Country Club this Saturday, April 16. We have about 40 people coming. Most of those attending still live in the vicinity of Pottstown but some are coming from as far away as California, Arizona and Georgia.
“There was a whole group of us who grew up around Rosedale Drive who wanted to see everyone again,” said Lisa Longaker Brandin. “Not everyone went to Wyndcroft but everyone is tied to our childhood in some manner.”
“Pottstown was a great place to grow up,” added Holmes Raker. “There weren’t many organized activities for kids back then so we had to invent our own games. We played in everyone’s backyard, wandered through every creek bed and knoll and just had to show up for dinner. It was great!”
On Saturday there will be a bicycle tour of Pottstown starting at Tri County Bicycles, home of Bike Pottstown, at 256 E. High Street. It will conclude with hoagies at the Ice House (of course) and a tour of the Tri-County Performing Arts Center. There will be time during the day for people to drive through their old neighborhoods and maybe even tour their old houses. Then those who attended Wyndcroft will get a special tour of the school conducted by the headmistress, Dr. Kathleen Wunner.
“We are just thrilled that this group of alumni is coming back to see Pottstown and see how the school has changed” said Damaris South, Director of Development. “We had lost touch with some of these graduates so it will be fun to meet them for the first time. And, it is inspiring to see that everyone who attended Wyndcroft has such fond memories of their childhoods. Even Latin class taught by Mr. Snively!”
Any proceeds above and beyond the cost of the function will go towards Wyndcroft’s fund raising efforts.