Bentley High alums invited to help apply for Michigan Historical Marker
The typewriter graduated from Franklin High School in 1967 but well remembers Bentley High School, specifically Principal Al Zak and his anti-smoking campaign. And then there was my first varsity swim meet against Coach Larry Joiner at Bentley in which I finished dead last. So embarrassed as most in the stands thought we were related. We're not. Or there was the Marksmanship Merit Badge achieved at the shooting range underneath Bentley. Yes, there was a rifle range. I know because I was there on my way to the rank of Eagle. And yes, I was at the Bentley Senior Prom, Class of 1967 with Pam Peal, whose mother was campaign manager for my mother in her victorious win in 1965 for Livonia school board.
With Bentley no longer and only the memories lingering it is time for a Michigan Historical Marker to be placed on the site to remind us of what once was. And to move us in that direction the Livonia Historical Society has stepped up to the plate to collect funding and start the application process.
Leading the effort at Bentley alums George Friess, Gene Kramer, and George Calder. So if you would like to help out donations can be made payable to Livonia Historical Society and mailed to LHS, Greenmead Historical Park, 20501 Newburgh, Livonia 48152. Please write "Bentley Fund" on the check.
In addition, there is a special meeting at the Quaker Meeting House in Greenmead, at 2 pm, Thursday, November 17th. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
This is a great opportunity for some of our famous or infamous Bentley graduates like County Commissioner Terry Marecki, Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Spreitzer, The Dittilies founder Steve King, Livonia dean of the City Council Laura Toy to join in helping get the process underway.