29th Annual Kurn Hattin Day celebrates Alumni & Drive-In Movie nostalgia

Steve and Laurel Harrison enthusiastically lead the Kurn Hattin Choir and audience in song. Photo Provided
Steve and Laurel Harrison enthusiastically lead the Kurn Hattin Choir and audience in song.
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In a moving moment, Alumnus Leo Lawrence ’43 (R) passes the mantle of Oldest Alumni meeting attendee to Joseph Piro ’39 (L). Photo Provided
In a moving moment, Alumnus Leo Lawrence ’43 (R) passes the mantle of Oldest Alumni meeting attendee to Joseph Piro ’39 (L).
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Seventh Graders, Lilliana Butler and Zachery Yarosz, sharing the role of Master of Ceremonies in costume. Photo Provided
Seventh Graders, Lilliana Butler and Zachery Yarosz, sharing the role of Master of Ceremonies in costume.
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WESTMINSTER, Vt. – On Saturday, May 14th, held its 29th Annual Kurn Hattin Day Celebration. Each year, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has orchestrated a lively day of events with campus tours, a luncheon, and a colorful concert performance to thank donors and alumni for their kindness. The day has also included an Annual Meeting of the Kurn Hattin Alumni Association. As part of a long-standing tradition, the 2016 graduating Eighth Grade students were individually welcomed and inducted as Alumni Association members. Elections were held to install the Alumni Association Committee Officers, with the latest officers announced as: Interim President Heather Kampfer ‘01; Vice President Lyssa Jackson ’08; Treasurer Shirley Bacon Doyle ’49; and Secretary Mabella Mendez ’63.  Appreciation and thanks were given to the outgoing President, Jackie LaDue Mallory ’54, for her effort and commitment.

This year, the celebration theme was At the Drive-In. Seventh Graders, Lilliana Butler and Zachery Yarosz shared the role of Master of Ceremonies at the 29th Annual Kurn Hattin Day Celebration concert. The children’s performance of song, music and dance were selected from several movie soundtracks and had the audience cheering and singing along with the performers to classic songs such as Old Time Rock and Roll, Let It Go, The Wind Beneath My Wings, and more. A special treat was the hearty rendition of Consider Yourself from “Oliver.” The song included the audience, and was enthusiastically led by Executive Director, Steve Harrison, and his wife Laurel. Thanks also go out to volunteers Ginger Cook, Chris Goding, Jimmy Malley, John Reed, and Janet Wilson.

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