Half a century ago, Sandusky was rocked by the closure of one of its biggest employers, Apex Electrical Manufacturing.
For decades, former employees kept memories of the plant alive by holding periodic reunions.
That tradition is about to end. Survivors of the 1957 plant closing, now in their 80s and 90s, are planning to hold their final reunion early next month.
"I just turned 87," said Mary Eloise Evans, who has been organizing the reunions with the help of her friend Howard Nemitz, 93. "We decided we're getting too old to worry about it."
Nemitz said he and Evans started the reunions and have continued them over the years. At the reunions, "we talked over different things that happened," Nemitz said.
The final reunion will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 5 in the dining area of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2529, 604 W. Perkins. All former employees and relatives of former employees are invited to attend.
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