Founder's Day Celebration 2011
This year our annual celebration of Founder’s Day was marked by much enthusiasm and, strangely, the absence of rain. The enthusiasm came from faculty, staff, and students all pitching in together to make the day one of hard work and good fellowship. As is our custom, all hands proceeded to their assigned tasks of giving back to Webb in small measure by participating in the afternoon’s field day. Tasks included everything from washing windows to planting flowers, cleaning up the beach, and painting the barn doors on Haeberle Lab.
As has generally not been the custom, the weather cooperated and provided us with a cool but dry day. This change was, of course, appreciated by all. Joining the students and staff this year was Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. John Russell, Class of 1967. Dressed in his work clothes, Mr. Russell toiled with other Webbies at the Yacht Club under the supervision of sophomore Roxanne Schacht. Other notable chores included a complete renovation of the horseshoe pits under the leadership of Dean Roger Compton, Class of 1961.
After chores were completed, all hands changed out of their work clothes, cleaned up, put on their best attire, and sat down to a delicious dinner prepared by Peter Morris and his staff. The highlights of the dinner included the traditional cutting of the cake by the most senior Webbie present, Professor Tom Bond, Class of 1945, accompanied by the youngest Webbie, Connor Bennett, Class of 2014. Another major highlight was the showing of a short video taken during the field day by Mr. Barry Rivadue, which depicted the events of the afternoon. The day of celebration was topped off by a most memorable presentation by Dean Compton, who will be retiring at the end of this academic year.