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Tribute to Holly Horton
untimely death of Holly Horton in 2000 saddened our hearts. She was a very
spirited person who enjoyed life and enriched those she touched with
unselfish commitment. Holly was instrumental in bringing Hicksville High
School (HHS) together again just prior to a mega reunion, organized by
Anton Mure and Rich Delia that was attended by a wide variety of alumni,
in September of 2000.
authored a mailing list that she put onto a website. Her sometimes daily
updates of names and addresses were eagerly anticipated by the growing
list of alumni. Her emails were augmented by a collage of tidbits and
trivia, a result of feedback from others. She put up special photographs
that we all enjoyed, and that effort united a wide bracket of HHS
students. She did this because she wanted to give back special moments to
others by providing a source that could be accessed by all of us.
way to pay respect to Holly was to continue what she started. That
challenge was accepted by Pat Koziuk Driscoll (Class of 1956) and Linda
Piccerelli Hayden (Class of 1960). They did this out of respect for Holly
but also because they see the enjoyment others realize from their effort.
It's a way to introduce coming events, such as reunions for various
classes. It's an avenue for contacting friends and sharing information
that we all treasure. We have the capacity to put up pictures, at various
web sites, for all of us to enjoy. In other words, the newsletter is a
perfect vehicle for keeping people apprised of "what's
Happy Birthday HixNews
We start our 20th year with the October issue.
HixNews has come a long way since 2000 and the success is because of
participation. It seems we begged so long for information from “you
all”! The begging has ceased and the editors want to thank everyone for
contributing information that piques the memories of many!
HICKSVILLE VIETNAM WAR ERA MEMORIAL - PROJECT UPDATE
Our full Update for September appears in the Honoring Our Veterans section of this newsletter.
With Bill Walden recently returning home, additional August and new September donations amounting to $1,225 have been recorded! Additional donations are still welcome to help finance the Dedication Ceremony (when that becomes possible) and future Memorial maintenance. In addition, our List of Donors is now completely up to date! Details on expenses to date, current remaining funds and how to still donate are contained in the September Update.
Aside from bringing our donation status fully up to date, there was again no additional progress this month, due to the continuance of the Pandemic. We are pleased to tell you that our core action team is safe and in good health. We are thankful for this and hope the same is true for all our readers and alumni.
While the Dedication Ceremony remains pending, please remember that the Memorial is complete and can be viewed by anyone visiting the Memorial Gardens located on the south side of the Jerusalem Avenue Middle School.
The project will be officially complete once we are able to conduct the Dedication Ceremony at the Memorial.
On behalf of the Project Team,
CLASS OF 1980 CLASS REUNION
August 7, 2021