Bridgeport Central High ’61 to gather for their 70th birthdays

The Bridgeport Central High School class of 1961 will come together to celebrate their 70th birthdays — and the 52nd anniversary of their graduation — on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford.

The 70th Birthday Party organizers have spent the past year reaching out to the 525 members of the 1961 Central High graduating class. Organizers said a number of classmates residing in the greater Bridgeport area, and throughout the United States, are planning to attend.

A pizza party and a breakfast, too

The weekend also will include a pizza party Friday, Aug. 16, at Marisa’s Restaurant in Trumbull and an informal breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Shelton.

There’s still time for those that haven’t responded, or couldn’t be reached, to join classmates for the festivities, including high school memorabilia, a soloist and keyboard player, food and drink, and memories from yesteryear.

For information visit the Central High ’61 website, The registration deadline for events is July 30.