Nordonia class of ’73 celebrates 50 years

by Michele Collins

The Nordonia High School Class of 1973 celebrated its 50th class reunion with music, laughter and a lot of food.

The class members held a gathering at Brewsters restaurant in Twinsburg on Sept. 9, where, according to organizer and class member Dawn Azoulay, “it was a ‘Knight’ to remember.”

“We enjoyed the great location, fabulous hospitality and endless buffet of food, thanks to our gracious hosts Scott and Paula Rafuse, of Brewsters,” she said. “An anonymous donor also gifted our class with an open bar.”

Along with alumnus Terry Flanagan, Azoulay started planning the reunion in the summer of ’22. She said the class has been consistent in holding reunions every five or ten years.

“We might hold a 70th birthday party for all of our members, since we are getting up there,” said Azoulay.

She said the original class of 1973 included about 320 members. At the reunion, a good-sized group made it to the area, with about fifty percent coming from out of town, some from as far as away as California, Florida and Texas.

Also on Saturday, Azoulay said class members visited North Woods Lanes bowling alley in Macedonia and Trashed Art Studio, which offers classes and workshops, in Northfield.

“Plenty of laughs, memories and photos were shared fireside on the patio, and then there was dancing until well after midnight,” she said.

Plans are already underway for the next reunion because the class still enjoys getting together, even fifty years since they graduated. ∞

Alumnae Laura Zarback, Debbie Brosouvich, Kathy Paukert and Linda Novak reconnect at the reunion.

Bob Nash speaks with alumnus Thomas Karduck.

John Czerwein greets fellow classmate AnnMarie Flanigan.

John and Kate Wallace traveled from
Chino Hills, California, for the reunion.
Photos by Michael Rankin.