Audrey C. Hurd, of Amherst, entered into rest on July 16, 2022 at age 84. Loving daughter of the late George and Cecelia Hurd; dear sister of W. Russell (Lynda) Hurd, the late George S. Hurd and the late Phyllis M. Liston; also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Audrey graduated from Albany State Teachers College and earned master’s degrees from the University at Buffalo and Syracuse University. She taught English and reading for many years in the Buffalo Public Schools. Audrey was a cellist and longtime member of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. She was an avid traveler, skier, ballroom and jitterbug dancer and musician. Services private. If desired, contributions in Audrey’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter, 6400 Sheridan Dr., Suite 320, Williamsville, NY 14221.
The 90th (+2!) ALL CLASS REUNION is just around the corner! The weekend will be action packed with Amherst Tiger fun. Take a look at the schedule of events below. Please RSVP and get your tickets before July 15!
Prefer to register for the All Class Reunion by mail? Download the Registration Formhere.
Can’t attend? Consider making a donation. Your support directly strengthens, endorses and supports our mission to provide a superior educational and student experience in the Amherst Central School District. (Read all about the grants we have awarded since 2003 here!)
Prefer to register for the Golf Classic by mail? Download the Registration Form here.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022
Back-to-School Event at Amherst Central High School! 4301 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
1:30pm – 3:00pm Walking Tour of Snyder, NY Meet Snyder historian, Julianna Woite, at the ACHS flag pole at 1:30pm for a walk through history. Compare the Snyder landscape of yesteryear to the present and learn about the people and places that made Snyder what it is today!
TICKETS: SOLD OUT!
3:00pm – 7:00pm Back-to-School Open to the entire Amherst Central Schools community, this family-friendly event will feature tours of the newly renovated high school, Daily Bread & Sweet Melody’s food trucks, music by Dave-N-Cyn of Busted Stuff, activities, and more!
Each ACHS Class can use this time to connect at a venue of choice. For a full list of class reunions in 2022, please visit the Reunions page of the Alumni Foundation website!
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022
10:00am – 1:00pm “Best of Buffalo” Double Decker Bus Tour
We will meet at Amherst Central High School and take a 3-hour historic, educational and humorous guided bus tour through downtown Buffalo which will include stops at ACHS Alumni owned Winkler & Samuels and Buffalo Brewing Company.
About the “Best of Buffalo” Tour:
Your guide is Officer O’Connor, an Irish cop from 1860 who brings to life all the hidden stories of the Queen City. Once aboard the bus, we’ll explore:
How Buffalo Got its Name
Plight of the Irish Grain Scoopers
Pirates and Portuguese Fisherman of Buffalo’s Secret Beach Community
How Booze and a Buffalo Dentist Helped Create the Electric Chair
The Triple Hanging at City Hall
The Naval Park and America’s Most Famous Photo
Seating is limited. Light snacks & refreshments are included!
TICKETS: SOLD OUT!
6:00pm – 10:00pm An Evening of Celebration: Music, Dinner & Drinks at Resurgence Brewing Company 55 Chicago Street, Buffalo, NY 14204
Meet & mingle with your classmates as we celebrate 92 years of Amherst Central High School in a unique setting – a favorite hometown brewery! The event space at Resurgence allows you to experience their state-of-the-art brewing process up close.
The evening will feature music by Russ Burton Entertainment who will be spinning your favorite classics while you enjoy appetizers, food stations, sweet treats, cocktails & conversation long into the night. Share stories as you view a decade-by-decade slideshow of Amherst High School memories and toast to 92 years of orange & black spirit. Go Tigers!
With all hotels, please mention “Amherst High School All Class Reunion.” If you encounter difficulty with any property regarding making a reservation, please contact Clay Pasternack at 440.655.6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s (ACAF) grant program, we help fund various initiatives throughout the school district. One of the initiatives funded was a Classroom Library for second graders at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School.
From teacher Hillary Asbeck-Wade in her grant submission, “Our second grade classroom is composed of special education students, English language learners, and general education students. We hope to make a more accessible library space that will better service the diverse learners in our classroom. We hope to better showcase books with diverse characters at a wider range of reading levels in our new library space. This will allow our students to access appropriate texts with ease, enriching their reading experience.”
The ACAF will periodically receive thank yous for our grants. Ms. Asbeck-Wade sent is a nice thank you note along with drawings from the students of them reading books. You can view the note and the drawings by her class by clicking here.
Through the generous support of Amherst Alumni, you helped make this happen.