Restoration of McLouth High School Class Composite Pictures
Information concerning the McLouth High School School Class Composite Pictures that have faded over the years from light damage:
The 1962 Class picture (last year’s 50 year class) has been restored. It had been badly damaged by the sun and the elements. Gene Petrie who works at Hallmark's knew a subsidiary firm related to Hallmark that did restoration work. This picture was sent to them and they worked their magic. They could not repair it to 100% but it is much better. This will be on display at this year’s Alumni Banquet. Funds were raised at last year’s Alumni Banquet for this and they are always hoping for more. If one class would like to raise the money for their restoration that would be fine, but any money donated to the general cause must be undesignated. There will be no way to keep it straight, i.e.; $50 for the class of 1966, $75 for class of 2001, etc.
The cost for restoring each composite will vary, but is estimated to be somewhere around $300 - $400. The old frame was used, but the glass was replaced with a new glass that will reduce UV damage. This will keep the historic look to the picture.
There is a checking account at the Bank of McLouth – “McLouth Alumni Association Restoration Fund” for donations and to pay for these tasks.
Phyllis Petrie, Kathleen McConnell and Ron Fowler have begun this task.