2010-11-25 / Local & State

MHS Class Of 1948 Holds 62nd Reunion

Pictured front row, left: Freda (Warthin) Cromer, Audrey (Ray) Bivens, Reba (Wible) Wright and Evelyn (Black) Zentmyer; middle row: Pauline (Cutchall) Kopec, Dorothy (Stahl) Sites, Beulah (Bivens) Paylor and Ruth (Morton) Bolinger; back row: Dick Largent, Bill Nesbitt, John Mentzer and Clair Largent. Other class members not in attendance were Elizabeth (Sipes) McCulloh, Sara Jane (McQuade) Hamil and Bill Hutchison. Pictured front row, left: Freda (Warthin) Cromer, Audrey (Ray) Bivens, Reba (Wible) Wright and Evelyn (Black) Zentmyer; middle row: Pauline (Cutchall) Kopec, Dorothy (Stahl) Sites, Beulah (Bivens) Paylor and Ruth (Morton) Bolinger; back row: Dick Largent, Bill Nesbitt, John Mentzer and Clair Largent. Other class members not in attendance were Elizabeth (Sipes) McCulloh, Sara Jane (McQuade) Hamil and Bill Hutchison. McConnellsburg High School class members of 1948, now in their 80s, met for their 62nd annual rally on Sunday, October 17, 2010.

These class members have been gathering informally every year for several decades. The group also meets every fifth year for a formal celebration of their closeknit group to rekindle the bonds among all its members.

This year’s event was held in McConnellsburg in their old high school building, where a catered meal service was enjoyed. Smiling faces exchanged a multitude of stories throughout the evening about family, friends, health and, quite naturally, those cherished memories of the past. This specific gathering was highlighted by a tour of the high school building library room, where hundreds of archived items from past MHS school years activities and previous students’ personal paraphernalia is displayed.

Twelve members of the original graduating class of 24 participated in this year’s event, and four of those members traveled from out of state.

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