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Alumni Tree Initiative

In 1965, Central began a tradition for each graduating class planting a tree and an identifying plaque on campus.  Over the years, about 20 classes have purchased and planted trees to represent their classes.  Some of the trees survived but some were removed during the recent construction of buildings and parking lots.

In 2006, the CRAA Tree Planting Program commemorating each class began.  We planted 19 pear trees in the spring of 2006.  Plantings included tree, topsoil, fertilizers, and a plaque indicating year of graduation. The approximate cost was $400.  An additional 18 crimson maple trees were planted  in October 2006.  In 2007, 13 dogwoods were planted. Sadly, in 2009, 13 of the trees died so we replaced them in 2010.  We are presently working on purchasing and placing the last of the plaques.

To all members of graduating classes  who have not collected any money at this time, please feel free to contact the CRAA at crhsaa@gmail.com even a donation of $10 would give your class a start in the right direction.  Think about adding it to your reunion ticket price and/or holding a 50/50 at the reunion to support your tree/plaque donation.

If you have not sent in a donation of $425.00 and you would like to donate directly to the Alumni Association for your class tree and plaque, you can send a check to CRAA PO Box 150 Bayville, NJ 08721 and please indicate the donation and class on your check .

We are a tax-exempt organization and your donation may be tax-deductible. We have donation forms available upon request.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kelley Keslink Butler

CRAA project coordinator

The following is an update of money collected as of 8 /11, having over $7000 being collected:

 Class Donation Other Info
 1957  
 1958 $250 
 1959  
 1960  
 1961  
 1962 $25 
 1963 $260 
 1964 $50 
 1965 $400Existing plaque
 1966 $410Existing plaque
 1967 $25Existing plaque
 1968 Existing plaque
 1969 $670 
 1970 $260Existing plaque
 1971 $20Existing plaque
 1972 $120Existing plaque
 1973 $200Existing plaque
 1974 $190 
 1975 $240Existing plaque
 1976 $525 
 1977 $354 
 1978 $150 
 1979 $406 
 1980 $550 
 1981 $90 
 1982 $400 
 1983 $100 
 1984 $150 
 1985  
 1986 $400 
 1987 $405 
 1988 $25 
 1989  
 1990 $175 
 1991 $400 
 1992  
 1993 $215 
 1994  
 1995  
 1996 $60 
 1997 $50 
 1998  
 1999  
 2000  
 2001  
 2002  
 2003  
 2004 $25 
 2005 $75 
 2006 $265.13