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May - 2018


2nd Pirate Picnic - June 2

34th Annual Golf Outing - July 7

35th Annual Bean Dinner - Oct. 13


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Beans and fun!


Pirates and their family and friends gathered at the Mental Memorial Golf Course in Galloway Oct. 14 for the 34th Annual Alumni Bean Dinner.     Representing classes from the 1940s through the 1970s, some 115 Pirates and their guests were in attendance. Dick Driscoll, ‘52, CHSAA director of special events, served as emcee, with plenty of good jokes

    Entertainment was provided by a female singer called Bernie, who sang a good variety of golden oldies. In addition to everyone devouring lots of yummy beans, hot dogs, coneys, cookies and cakes, there were many happy door-prize winners.

   “It was a delightful afternoon, with a highlight being our salute to our military,” Driscoll said. “This October invite your classmates, and family and friends to be part of the fun at this year’s Bean Dinner. Let’s increase our attendance. The more the merrier for good food and good conversation.”

Historial Programs

The Columbus Historical Society has two historical programs on tap this winter and early spring.


    On April 24, Ancient American Indian Mounds of Central Ohio will be explored by Brad Lepper, curator of archeology for the Ohio History Connection. Participants will gather at the Shrum-Mound-Campbell Memorial Park, where Lepper will talk about Shrum Mound, along with the massive mound that stood  where Mound and Central streets now intersect and other ancient area Indian earthworks. Both events are free, but registration’s required. For more information, contact the Columbus Historical Society, 614-224-0822; www.columbushistory.org.



March 21, Steve Spicer will delve into Canal Boats and the People Who Operated Them; and on April 18, a field trip will visit the Columbus Collegiate Academy-Dana at the renovated Dana Elementary Building.

For more information, contact Josh Edwards, 614-234-4355;  josh.edwards@mchs.com.


COSI needs you

Eight hours a month is all it takes to join your fellow Pirates as a COSI volunteer.          

    All sorts of volunteer opportunities are available, and you either can sit or stand while you work. Roll up your sleeves and help out in areas like Little KidSpace, Experience and Guest Operations.

    For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Terri Gregoroff, manager of volunteer and community resources (tgregoroff@cosi.org; 614-228-2674 ex 2552).

It’s been a long, cold winter—and, so far, spring has been about the same, getting down to around freezing last night.  Last week, though, it was in the low 80s. The sun was shining and daffodils blooming. My irises and lilies were popping up. Ohio weather—it can change on a dime.

   While Mother Nature may be inconsistent, your alumni activities are steady and true—and a jolly good time.

    On June 2, the 2nd Annual Pirate Picnic will take place at the Crossroads United Methodist Church. Some 54 Pirates and their family and friends attended last year’s inaugural picnic. Like last year, your alumni association will provide all the vittles—for just $2 a person. Last year, we served pulled pork, shredded chicken, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and pop.

   On July 7, the 35th Annual Golf Outing will tee off at the Foxfire Country Club. Unfortunately, this will be the last Golf Outing due to increasingly low interest. Put together a foursome or two and join in this year’s fun. Let’s end this longtime Pirate event with a big bang!

    On Oct. 13, plan to attend the 35th Annual Bean Dinner, set once again at the Mental Memorial Golf Course at Bolton Field. Invite family, friends, classmates and every Pirate you know—or come solo. We welcome suggestions for entertainment, door prizes or activities. Dig out your old Central photos and keepsakes to share. There’ll also be some special entertainment.

    Looking ahead to 2019, the 27th Annual Florida Reunion will be Feb. 4 at the Elks Lodge in Englewood.

    Our remaining 2018 alumni officer meetings will be June 4, Aug. 6, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5, starting at 10:30 a.m. We meet at the Bob Evens Restaurant at Georgesville Square. Plan to attend the meeting, then stay for lunch or brunch.

    Your alumni association is in desperate need of new officers and new and returning members. To that end, we’re updating your alumni association’s by-laws and constitution. It’s difficult for us now to work with rules and regulations written 20 years ago.

    Glenn Carr, ‘61, has volunteered to serve as chairman of the By-laws Committee. Meanwhile, Richard Martin, ‘60,  will serve as liaison for the Florida Reunion. Among other things, Richard will set up a data base, which should be of great help to the Florida Reunion organizers.

    We need a new vice president and a new tresuruer. John Mackie, ‘60, has been scouting for a new treasurer, and we have someone in mind. I’ll stress again, your alumni association needs new officers and members to survive.

    Your dues may be due June 1. Remember, our annual dues are now $5 .

    Check out Classmates.com if you need to replace a yearbook. If we have the yearbook you need, we’ll give it to you for free. Contact Sandy Andromeda, ‘65, 614-853-2324. If we don’t have it, Jeff Reed will put your request in The Outlook.

    As I noted in the May Outlook, construction on COSI’s underground parking garage has been completed, and the garage is open. The underground garage replaces the above-ground parking lot that replaced our alma mater’s beloved football field. You must see the pillars—the pillars on the corners of the old football field have been reinstalled on Bell Street.           

    Also, construction continues on the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum, the building has made Architectural Digest’s list of its 12 most highly anticipated buildings of 2018 from around the globe.

    Being a COSI volunteer is so very rewarding and lots of fun! I’ve been blessed to be a volunteer for many years. I heartily recommend it!

    If you’re planning a reunion or a special class gathering this year and you’d like an alumni officer to be a guest speaker, please let us know.

    I’ve been under the weather—hit especially hard—in recent weeks, so to anyone who’s fallen ill to any nasty ailment, my best to you and get well soon!

    To all Pirates and their family and friends, your Central alumni officers wish you a safe and fun-filled spring and summer!


          Pat Hatfield Peacock, ‘58, ppeacock@columbus.rr.com


Three programs & an Exhibit

The Columbus Historical Society (CHS) has three historical programs and an exhibit scheduled this spring.

   On May 15, David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker will discuss their book Ohio’s Black Hand Syndicate, the Birth of Organized Crime in America. After the program, the authors will sell and autograph copies of their book.

   On May 24—rescheduled from April 24—Brad Lepper, curator of archeology for the Ohio History Connection, will explore American Indian Mounds of Central Ohio. Participants will gather at the Shrum-Mound-Campbell Memorial Park, where Lepper will talk about Shrum Mound, along with the massive mound that stood where Mound and Central streets now intersect and other area Indian earthworks.

   On June 7, after a brief CHS annual meeting, CHS President Mike Frush will guide attendees through Ohio history as part of Pioneers to Rioteers: A Stroll Through History.

   All three events are free, but registration’s required.

   Through May 27, CHS’s presenting the exhibit Remembering Buckeye Steel Casting, curated by Russ Arledge, CHS trustee chair, archives committee.

   To register or for more information, contact the Columbus Historical Society, 614-224-0822; www.columbushistory.org.



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Our Alma Mater

words by Mary E. Taylor  
music by Annie Lisle

There's a school we'll cherish ever,
By the river side. 
In our hearts she'll reign forever,
Be our fondest pride; 
Many lessons she has taught us -
Honor, faith and truth; 
Many joys she too has brought us;
Glorified our youth.

Central's name we'll keep unsullied
In our work and play; 
Ever mindful of her honor,
Serve her every way. 

Sons and daughters, sound her praises, Sound them far and nigh, 
Sing our love for dear old Central, dear old Central High

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