Over the Hill Alumni Gang
In 1999 a group of Oak Hill Academy Alumni (Don Hasler, Otis Reamy and William Bruce–all graduates from the sixties) held a meeting with former OHA President Ed F. Patton because they wanted to volunteer their knowledge, expertise, and time to give back to their alma mater. The result of this meeting is a group now known as “The Over the Hill Alumni Gang.”
Since then, the “Over the Hill Alumni Gang” has set aside the week before Alumni Weekend (Alumni Weekend is always held the third weekend in July) for their annual trek back to “the hill,” to once again live and work side by side on campus. This group of characters sleeps in the dorms, eats in the cafeteria and can be seen all around campus taking on projects both large and small. Recent tasks include: planting flowers, helping set up and decorate for Alumni Weekend, painting the Halsey House, replacing retaining walls, doing plumbing projects, washing the vinyl fence, treating campus decks, and even helping to build our Alumni Campus Store!
This active group has grown through the years and we often host 10 to 15 alumni here on campus for a nostalgic week of work and fun. After a decade of service some of our “Over the Hill Gang” founders are ready to begin the process of passing the torch on to others who hold Oak Hill Academy as near and dear to their hearts as they do.
If you love Oak Hill Academy, if you don’t mind getting dirty, if you can once again handle sleeping in the dorm and eating in the cafeteria (the food really is good), then come join in. Whether you can come for the week, a day or just a few hours the “Over the Hill Alumni Gang” welcomes you!