The population of Summit was about 10,000. A movie ticket cost roughly 25 cents. An ice-cold soda was a nickel. Yes, much has changed in the Hilltop City since 1949 but, 70 years later, it is still 'A Great Day to be a Hilltopper.'
Make that three great days, which is what 20 Summit High School Class of '49 classmates and their family members enjoyed as they spent a special weekend together organized by classmate Bob Bourne of Bourne, Noll & Kenyon.
Classmates exchanged life-story presentations at the Grand Summit Hotel followed by a tour of the City narrated by Mayor Nora Radest -- which included a stop at the new Summit Community Center -- and a gala lunch at the Canoe Brook Country Club.
Participating class members included Ernie Acquaviva, Chris Trapp, John Garno, Beverly York, Hugh Williams, William Close, Jack Callander, Edward Barber, Peter White, Donald Zeiger, Bob Bourne, William Peet and Vic Wintriss.
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