PORTVILLE
PANTHERS
Alumni Weekend/Heritage Day
                       CALENDAR OF EVENTS

                          Friday, July 14, 2017

118th ANNUAL PORTVILLE ALUMNI BANQUET

Date:  Friday, July 14th
Start Time:  Social Hour at 6pm, Dinner Served at 7pm
Location:  
Good Times of Olean Event Center
            800R East State Street, Olean, NY
Reservations: $33 for dinner plus $5 for alumni dues

     The annual banquet is a Portville tradition that is attended by
about 200 people each year, made up of alumni and their guests.  
The menu features a Beef and Bird Combination Platter (3 oz.

chicken marsala and 5 oz. beef filet), with potato, salad, rolls, and
dessert.  
A gluten-free dinner or vegetarian dinner is also a meal
option.  Soft drinks, coffee, and tea are included.  A
cash bar is
also available
.  

     Our business program follows dinner, when we present the
alumni scholarship, Bretzin's award, and Hall of Fame awards.  
We encourage someone from each honor year to speak on behalf
of their class during this time.  The event is a very nice affair and
not overly formal.
 Check out our banquet page for more
information on reservations, directions, and more.

AMERICAN LEGION STREET DANCE
Date:  Friday, July 14th
Time:  7pm
Location:  Portville American Legion, Ernest Lamb Post 814
            S. Main Street, Portville, NY

     After the banquet, head back to Portville and stop in at the
Legion to listen to music and if the mood strikes you, dance under
the stars.  The Legion sponsors this event in their outdoor venue
and pavilion.  They have a lot more parking than ever and the bar
inside the Legion is open to patrons 21 and older.


                          Saturday, July 15, 2017

HERITAGE DAY & ALUMNI 5K FUN DICE RUN
Date:  Saturday, July 15th
Start Time:  8am at the Portville Free Library
Location:  Route through the Village of Portville
Pre-Registration:  $10/person includes a custom T-shirt
Event Day Registration:  $15/person

Description:  Join us for this early, fun walk/run around the Village
with your family or classmates.  The dice run consists of six stops
where participants roll the dice and record their results.  The high
roller will take home a prize!  This event is not a competitive 5K
and participants will not be timed.  All along the 3.1 mile route
you will find photographs and information about many of
Portville's historic landmarks.
Complete our 5K Registration/Waiver Form to join us.  



























KAYAKING ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER (BOATS PROVIDED)
Date:  Saturday, July 15th
Start Time:  10am to 12pm
Location:  Mill Grove Bridge (off 305 South), Portville
Pre-Registration:  $10/person (bring your own gear or we can also
provide you with kayak, vest, & paddle at no extra charge)
Same Day Registration:  $15/person

     Take a leisurely paddle down the Allegheny River on a warm
July day.  PCS has generously loaned us the use of their boats and
gear.  The route will start at the Millgrove bridge and follow the
river to the new boat dock at Linn Landing near the Steam Valley
bridge.  Chris Linn donated the land and the School/Town obtained
a grant to make this project a reality.  Bring your sunscreen and
enjoy the beauty of Portville from a totally different scenic
perspective.  Parking is available at both the start or the finish for
your vehicle.  Youth under age 17 must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian.  30 Kayaks are available (20 singles and 10
2-man kayaks) so register early - First come, first served!
Complete our Kayaking Registration/Waiver Form to join us.


























        The Linn Boat Landing at Steam Valley


PORTVILLE HERITAGE DAY
Date:  Saturday, July 15th
Start Time:  10am to 5pm
Location:  Pioneer Park at Main Street and Maple Avenue

Description:  Downtown Portville is a buzz of activity all day
Saturday.  Our
Annual Heritage Day coincides with Alumni
Weekend so that everyone can see everyone that is in town and
enjoy the activities from the park to the fire hall and further down
Main Street.  One of the day's biggest highlights is the
Antique Car
Show.  Ballots are given out so you can vote for your favorites to
win a trophy.  The Fire Department will sponsor the chicken
barbecue again this year and craft vendors set up their wares all
around the park.  There will be a petting zoo, games for the kids,
and lots of fun things to see and do.  The library has
entertainment and vendor booths too.  The Tyler Eastern Star will
host their annual pancake breakfast at the Masonic Temple from
7:30 to 10:00am.
If you would like to sponsor your own booth, submit this
Vendor
Application.  


PCS SCHOOL TOUR
Date:  Saturday, July 15th
Start Time:  11am
Location:  Front entrance of High School by the Clock

Description:  If it has been a number of years since you have
attended PCS or a ball game or function at the school, you will be
impressed with the expansion and great condition of the school.  
Recent exterior changes include the bus circle parking area, a new
entrance to the elementary school, lights for night games and new
bleachers on the football field, an expanded bus garage, as well as
replacement windows for the whole school that resemble the
original 1950 style that many of us remember.  Inside the school,
you will fondly remember our same old auditorium with the
maroon velvet curtains but the library is no longer over the main
entrance, there are north and south gyms, there are media rooms
and robotics technology, and much, much more.  The tour takes
about an hour.  
Disclaimer:  Our tour is informative but it is not a forum for
discussing school budgets or policies. If you have questions or
comments about spending or school taxes, they should be
addressed to the Board of Education and not our volunteer docent.

ALUMNI TENT AT PIONEER PARK
Date:  Saturday, July 15th
Start Time: 10am to 5pm
Location:  Pioneer Park
          South Main Street at Maple Avenue, Portville

     The Alumni Association will have a large tent in Pioneer Park
with tables and chairs where you can enjoy some shade, sit and
eat your lunch, or just take a few minutes to catch up with some
old friends and acquaintances.  You never know who you will run
into so stop by and say hello while you wander around the
grounds.  All are welcome whether

ALUMNI PHOTO IN THE BANDSTAND
Date:  Saturday, July 15th
Time:  1PM at the Bandstand
Location:  Pioneer Park

     We thought it would be fun to have a group photo of alumni
that are in the park on Saturday.  We hope to include everyone
that can make it (especially anyone that was unable to attend the
banquet where photos are also taken).

OTHER:
MANY CLASS REUNIONS ARE POSTED ON FACEBOOK


             Sunday, July 16, 2017

HIKE TO THE BEAR'S CAVE FOR BREAKFAST
Start Time:  9am
Location:  Portville Central School (back parking lot)
Pre-Registration: $10/person includes breakfast
Description:  This fun hike takes you through Frair's Forest and up
to a wooded plateau high above the school.  We will have seating
& breakfast waiting for you at the top with a special surprise
guest.  We leave early to beat the heat and the bugs!
Complete our Registration/Waiver Form to join us.


























PCS PIERSON CHALLENGE ROPES COURSE
Start Time:  1 to 4 pm
Location:  Frair's Forest
            Portville Central School (back parking lot)
Open to the public - No Registration Required
Description:  This professionally designed and installed ropes
course is located behind the school and will challenge both body
and mind.  
See the attached flier for more information.