Delaware Valley Alumni Club Gathering
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
December 4, 2005

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The world's premier horticultural display served as an excellent setting, once again, as the Delaware Valley Alumni Club gathered for the sixth consecutive year at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., on December 4. Following some mingling among the guests and Juniata staff in the lobby of the Visitors Center, a large group of Juniatians sat together as they enjoyed singing Christmas carols in the Special Events Pavilion. Afterward, a total of 31 Juniata College alumni, family and friends toured the beautiful Christmas display. and then toured more of the gardens.

The event continued with 23 of those in attendance gathering for a "Yuletide Buffet" at The Terrace Restaurant. It was a delicious feast prepared by the staff at the restaurant, including an incredible dessert table. Bub Parker '91, Director of Alumni Relations at Juniata, addressed the group following the meal and thanked everyone for their support of Juniata. This year's early meal allowed time for touring more of the gardens until dusk. The trees and bushes were aglow with lights as the sun dipped below the horizon.

Overall, the decades of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s were all represented at the event, including Earl '52 and Joyce '55 (Rinehart) Fowler. Kathryn Denton, from the Class of 2003 was the most recent Juniata graduate at the gathering.

The group will keep this annual tradition alive for 2006, including another meal at the Terrace Restaurant, so plan to keep the first Sunday in December available and join the club for a wonderful event.

A special thank you goes out to Patricia McCoy Bub '61 for helping to organize the event for the Delaware Valley Club and for serving as an excellent host for the outing.

If you are interested in helping to organize an event, or if you have ideas for other alumni events in your area, please contact David Meadows '98 in the alumni relations office at

If you want to reconnect with Juniata and your fellow alumni, check out our Volunteer Opportunities and upcoming events on the Alumni Calendar of Events.

Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful event. Let us know what you thought of it by filling out our on-line Post Event Evaluation.