Members of the Blair alumni community, from as far away as San Francisco and Palm Beach to as close as New York City and Philadelphia, gathered in their respective cities on Wednesday, November 3, to celebrate upcoming Peddie Day—New Jersey’s oldest prep school football rivalry and Blair’s unique celebration of school spirit—that occurs every year on the first weekend in November.
Peddie Day Gatherings, which bring together alumni and parents in celebrations from coast to coast, continue to grow. This year’s event marks the largest number of participants and cities than ever before. Receptions were held in Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Easton, PA; Los Angeles, CA; New York City; Palm Beach, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D.C.
Each location gave attendees the opportunity to socialize while enjoying a variety of appetizers and refreshments. A special thank-you to Curt Huegel ’86, Bill and Courtney Hyder P’23, Tom Kehoe ’83, Nicole (Nicusanti) Tipton ’93, Diane Haviland P’93, Amy (Paul) Jablonski ’99, Paul Jablonski ’00, Chrissy (Devenny) Thompson ’08 and Emily Collins ’11 who helped host events in their respective cities.
“Peddie Day traditions are rooted in the Blair community and these gatherings are a way for alumni and parents to celebrate this tradition prior to the athletic competitions. These gatherings have grown over the years and we are excited to bring together alumni and parents to share in the excitement and help further new Peddie Day traditions,” said Shaunna Murphy, director of alumni relations.
To view pictures of the gatherings, scroll above.