School: Thorp H.S. Alumni (Annual Reunion - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ceranski, Butek, Valek, Dudansky

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 6/22/2016

TAA (Annual Reunion - 2 July 2016)

The festivities will begin with the annual meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 at the Thorp Public library basement, 401 South Conway Street. Enter through the south door. All alumni are invited and encouraged to attend.

There will be two important items on the agenda at the annual meeting. The first will be a proposed change to Article II - Purpose of the Revised By-Laws of the Thorp Alumni Association, Inc. The second will be a proposed change of the day future annual reunions will be held. We need you there to consider these changes and vote.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. at the Quonset Hall located two miles east of Thorp, just off County Road X. Come early and beat the rush! Register, view the memorabilia, go about your day, and return at 4 p.m. for the social hour. The family style dinner of roast chicken, dressing, and beef tips begins at 5 p.m. with the program following.

This is the 42nd annual reunion of the Thorp Alumni Association, Inc. The TAA Scholarship Fund was started in 1983. Since that time, over 100 graduating Thorp high School seniors have been recipients of scholarships for their post-high school education.

This year we are honored to have Brad Ceranski as out speaker. Brad, the Thorp High School principal and coach of the 2016 WIAA Division 4 State Ladies Softball Championship Team, will be our speaker for the evening. He will touch on his team’s winning season as well as the TAA’s work. During the 2015-2016 school years, the TAA began sponsoring structured tours for the freshmen, sophomore, and junior students of the School District of Thorp at three college campuses.

In 2007, the TAA received non-profit status. The benefit of that status is that donors may use their donation as a tax write-off when filing their income taxes. You can also make the TAA beneficiary on a life insurance policy or your estate. But any donation, large or small, will be appreciated by these young people as they begin their post-high school education. We also encourage those people who received a TAA scholarship in the past to consider making a donation to help other young people.

Available are some old THS yearbooks for the low price of $5 each plus $6 for shipping if necessary. Contact the TAA by email or phone if you have questions.

The Thorp Area Historical Society Museum is located at 305 West Birch Street in Thorp and will be open on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. or other times by appointment; Call 715-669-5943 or 715-669-5021. Be sure to stop in to see their new facility.

The historic St. Hedwig’s Church will be open for viewing on Saturday, July 2, from noon to 3 p.m. For questions, call 715-797-5633 of 715-797-4757.

Take a personal tour of Thorp, viewing our Amazing Grazing Cows. The herd has increased! Maps are available at FairBridge Inn & Suites and other businesses.

Be sure to check out our official website at  which is entirely free. Do not be confused by other websites, which require a fee. Some of them use our information for their website. You may call Bettie Butek Valek ’61, Secretary of the TAA, at 715-723-4708 or Gerri Dudansky ’58, Assistant Secretary, at 715-669-5468 if you have more questions or send us an email at

Foremost, these annual reunions are a time for all of us.




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