If ever there was proof that the economy has fully rebounded from its downward slide of a year ago, Americans need only look at the Wachusett School Store where sales records were shattered for retail stores across the nation this past Friday.
Residents throughout the state flocked to Wachusett at 3 AM for Black Friday deals which saw 50 percent off selected items. The sale was highlighted by the unveiling of the new line of vintage Class of 1994 merchandise.
Class VP Tyler Bradshaw, who was on hand to sign autographs, said he had never seen anything like it in his life. “It was pure bedlam,” he told the Associated Press. “Within minutes of the store opening 94 gear had already sold out leading to over a dozen fistfights and shouting matches. They had to call in the state police. I knew we were popular, but this has reached a new level. I was never around to witness a Beatles concert at the height of their fame, but that is the only thing I can compare to Friday ‘s scene.”
Although the entire line of Class of 1994 product sold out store manager Ruth Briggs expected shipments of new stock to arrive in time for the Christmas holiday.
Among the big ticket items shoppers scooped up on Friday were:
Be the signal caller of your team AND your life with the new Designer Quarterback Gloves created by Evan McNamara. These gloves may be perfect for throwing the 75 yard touchdown pass to win the big game, but their use extends beyond the playing field. Having trouble gripping the steering wheel? The gloves will do the trick. And when you are looking for the last minute accessory to the senior prom or high school reunion you will not be sorry when you slip on one of these gloves. Their fashion is unparalleled.
The Best Class Ever Game Ball – Have you ever wondered what it takes to be the best? Wonder no more with the authentic replica game ball used by the Class of 1994 in their undefeated senior season. If you are truly serious about the game get the ball that both our class and the pros use.
Don’t sweat the technique in these Ryan Santimaw Vintage WRHS Football Shorts. Each one is hand-stitched and numbered by Santimaw himself. These form-fitting shorts ride high on the leg and are intended for only the most serious of running backs looking to make the cut up the field for the long gain. The shorts have been endorsed by New England Patriots running back Laurence Maroney.
“Count On Me” was the slogan of 94 alum and former offensive lineman Eric Stuart. Whenever his team needed a first down they ran it to his side where you could always count on Stuey to make a gaping hole for his running back or fullback to blast through. “Count on me’ is not just a popular catch phrase, they are very powerful words that I live by,” Stuey said on Friday during a surprise appearance at the Wachusett School Store.
Order your Eric Stuart Legacy T-Shirt today and you can count on it to be made of only the best material – 75 percent cotton; 25 percent wool – that will never shrink and always rise to the big occasion.
What do you get when you combine the Tyler Bradshaw Class of ’94 Dickie and Steve Groccia Mountaineer For Life Soccer Dress Socks? A recipe for success. Wear this to an interview to land a six-figure job or out to the hottest Parisian nightclubs to woo over the supermodel of your dreams. Wherever you wear this ensemble you will be an unparalleled winner.
The highlight of this year’s collection is the Larry Rettig Line of Football Pants. The pants are designed to impress, giving the appearance of having been used in an actual game. Everyone will want your autograph when they see you in these!
Brian McQuoid was known for stifling opponents with his acrobatic dives and pouncing saves. Now his tenacity and will to win has been embodied in the Brian McQuoid Signature Sweatshirt Series (comes with or without the hood). Order the sweatshirt between now and December 24 and receive a free Dave Hough Personally Autographed Shinguard.
For a limited time the Chico Vader Senior Class President Letterman’s Jacket is available to those who have always wished to live like a king, but never had the means.
The jacket comes equipped with your choice of a JV or Varsity Letter as well as your choice of a Latin Club or Library Club gold plated pin. Each jacket is embroidered with the “Chico” insignia.
“It not only breaks down barriers of equality, it kicks down doors,” fashion guru Stephanie Magdis said. “If you want to be seen and be in the scene this jacket is a must-have.”
In a rare interview Chico expressed pride in being associated with the recently launched Class of 1994 Holiday Collection. “There is something for everyone in here,” he said. “And the quality and craftmanship in this series is top notch which is why I attached my name to this. I predict big things for this collection and I believe it will set the standard by which all other clothing lines will be judged.”
When we graduated in 1994 many doubted that we would continue our dominance for this long. They said we were washed up. We were overrated. We were running on empty. Those same people will be eating crow for dinner tonight.
But today is not about them. It is about us.
And how great we are. This week many have called and e-mailed and written class headquarters to let us know how much we mean to them. Below is just a glimpse of the thanks we have been receiving:
– Ruth Briggs
“We rule so bad and so much I still wear my Wachusett track jersey to work, on dates and out in public. Every day of my life. I refuse to ever take it off.”
– Josh Kingdon
“Every morning when I wake up the first thing I do is thank the good lord above for having the privilege to teach your class. And then I put on my Zubaz pants and Zubaz muscle shirt and Zubaz hat.”
– Coach Jackson
Over the past decade Dan Nordberg has dedicated himself to giving a new name to The Best Class Ever.
Late Friday night Nordy received word from the Library of Congress, the U.S. Patent Office and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that his hard work has paid off.
The Class of 1994 will now permanently be known as 19-NORDY-FOUR.
Coinciding with this name change the class slogan will be changed from “Let’s Go Greenie!!” to “Nordy By Nature Not Cuz I Hate Ya!”
This solidifies Nordy’s position in the pantheon of Wachusett greats, vaulting him ahead of stalwarts such as Dave Fudeman, Tim Ethier, Scott Stidsen, Larry Rettig, Tim Crockett, Ryan Sweeney, Matt Buma and Megan Hehir.
In a press release Nordberg said he did not do this for himself, but for the betterment of the world and more importantly our class. “Clearly it is more fun and easier to say ’19-Nordy-Four’ than ‘1994’, especially for foreigners who visit America,” Nordberg said.
Nordberg also noted that these changes give our class much needed respect. “We will no longer be looked at as paper champions,” he said.
It is hard to believe that that it has been over three years since Katie Hewson passed away at such a young age, but since then her family and friends, including our own Jamie Hewson, have paid tribute to her memory by holding an annual scholarship fundraiser that celebrates Katie’s life.
They are doing so again this Saturday and we are asking that the millions of members and supporters of The Best Class Ever show their support whatever way they can.
The easiest and most fun way, of course, is to attend the fundraiser. It is at our class’ old stomping grounds – Wong Dynasty – which reopened last month.
Here are the details of the event:
THIRD ANNUAL KATIE HEWSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
When: Saturday, November 7 at 7 PM
Where: Wong Dynasty at 176 Reservoir Street, Holden, MA 01520
Cost: $20 cover charge (gets you the best appetizers in town, free photo op with your Class President Chico Vader and the musical accompaniment of the hottest DJ around)
All proceeds go to the Katie Hewson Memorial Scholarship which helps local students pay for college.
Any questions about the scholarship can be directed to Jaime Hewson at firstname.lastname@example.org
And for those who have not read about Katie’s death please visit our old blog post at http://bit.ly/4DweqF.