To the Journal editor:
The Graveraet Courtyard and Marquette Alternative High School Fundraiser held on Sept. 26 was a complete success as we raised close to $5,000 for a general courtyard maintenance fund as well as a school field trip for MAHS students.
I would like to personally thank the community members and businesses who came out to support us.
That evening guests were invited to tour the Graveraet school and walk around in the newly restored courtyard. We had tables full of newspaper articles, student work and a complete set of Graveraet High School yearbooks for people to look at. The celebration of this building, past and present, could be felt by all who attended.
Unfortunately, as we picked up the yearbooks that evening, we realized that many of them were missing. The years missing are: 1930, 1932, 1945, 1954, 1955 and 1960. We have asked staff and students, double and triple checked the vault where they are stored to make sure we didn't misplace them.
None of them could be found. We are now asking the community members who attended the event if they can help us locate them.
As one of the biggest attractions that evening, many people looked at the GHS yearbooks. If you have one of the yearbooks from that evening and were not aware that they are part of the permanent collection and property of the Marquette Area Public Schools, please contact me at 225-4213 or drop them off at any district building.
The GHS yearbooks are an integral piece of the rich history of the Graveraet School. Many graduates stop in to look at the yearbooks or use them for research.
We hope the yearbooks will find their way back to the building soon. We are happy to copy any page of the historic yearbooks with family members and friends in it for individuals.
Thank you to everyone in advance for your help and for realizing the importance of keeping irreplaceable community treasures, such as the complete set of GHS yearbooks, available to the greater Marquette community for many years to come.
Sara Cambensy, director