The former St. Francis of Assisi School in the City of Tonawanda closed in 2014, but alumni and its advancement committee are keeping its spirit alive by celebrating its past.
The seventh Annual Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Classics V Banquet Center on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Honored alumni include: Paul Holway (1951), Daniel Brick (1957), Mary (Dierdorf) Posch (1962) and Thomas Joyce (1978). Other awards will be given to: Louise Lopardi (St. Francis Shining Star), Gerry Corbett (Jr. Shining Star), Trey Lilly and Douglas Urban (Spirit of St. Francis Scholarship Award).
Dinner tickets are $35 and reservations are requested by Friday, Sept. 15. All alumni, parishioners and friends are invited to attend. Reservation forms and more information are available on the parish website at www.stfrancistonawanda.org/alumni-news or call the St. Francis Rectory at 693-1150.