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Rebecca Ceremony

On May 5th, 2000, friends and family of Rebecca Anne Heatherington gathered to remember her life and place a stone under a tree in front of Old Orchard Junior High School. Rebecca attended Old Orchard from the Fall of 1989 to the Spring of 1990. While at Old Orchard she participated in the orchestra, school play and was an outstanding student.

Rebecca Ceremony

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Rebecca Ceremony
string quartet
start of program

The program began with an OOJH string quartet playing Ashokan Farewell.

Kristen, OOJH student, Bill Baurenfeind, OOJH teacher, & Father Bob Myers spoke at the ceremony.
Kristen speaks
Mr. B
Father Myerssymbol of the tree


Father Myers remembered Rebecca as a young women with:

Great Courage

Great Hope &

A Great Smile

The ceremony ended with the unveiling of the stone and a final song by the String Quartet.

stone unveiling
string quartet
Rebecca Ceremony
Rebecca Ceremony

After the ceremony a reception was held in the school cafeteria.

Thanks to:

Fred Wolff ... Photography
Judy Replin & Cookie Shinitzky ... Reception
Ingrid Nevinger ... String quartet supervision
Mina, Emily, Liya, and Ruth-Anne ... Playing at the ceremony.
Tim Olson ... Program Planning
Kristen, William Baurenfeind, Father Robert K. Myers, ...Speaking at the ceremony
Bill Melsheimer and Margaret Clauson ... Support and encouragement

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