FEBRUARY 11, 2017:
Salem Ohio Day SWFL 2017 was held Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Dolphin Room (The Shell Factory ) in North Fort Myers, Florida. This year marked the eleventh year for the annual gathering of Salem area people in Southwest Florida.
It was a beautiful, warm sunny day for the nearly 90 people in attendance. Many were alumni of SHS, but there were also a significant number of attendees with other connections to the Salem Ohio/Columbiana County area. Twenty-five classes from Salem and area high schools were represented from 1943 through 1981. We were happy to have Robert Citino, SHS 1943, and his wife, Donna, and daughter Barbara, in attendance as the oldest graduate.
Salem Ohio Day SWFL was started as a way to see hometown friends who were in the Southwest Florida area. Our attendance has increased greatly since the original gathering of eight, but the joy of seeing old friends and making new ones, continues each year. Salem holds many special memories. There is much reminiscing and happiness in being together.
In addition to the fellowship, everyone enjoyed a very good buffet lunch and dessert. A highlight of the afternoon was having Charles Alexander (SHS 1966) with us. Charles sang and played some favorite songs from years gone by. His outstanding music was enjoyed by all.
Next year, Salem Ohio Day SWFL will be Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the same location. Information and registration forms will be emailed in December 2017.
2017 Photos are available at: https://goo.gl/photos/eyg8SXjMLbn6KcPz9
For albums of images from past events, click one of these links:
Salem Ohio Day SWLFL 2016: https://goo.gl/photos/3okkpVCVxKuvzFFPA
Salem Ohio Day SWFL 2015: https://goo.gl/photos/e132vLLbKd5E5kxj6
Salem Ohio Day SWFL 2014: https://goo.gl/photos/ZoBw6sFehZTe5zto7
Salem Ohio Day SWFL 2013: https://goo.gl/photos/515EdQJD6oN85RFVA
Salem Ohio Day SWFL 2012: https://goo.gl/photos/yCKDSQjGdZ2qMvrC6
Salem Ohio Day SWFL 2009: https://goo.gl/photos/FTTCwxod2N2sr7MU6