2011-11-17 / Local & State

SF Class Of 1961 Holds Reunion


Pictured above, front row, left: Roberta Golden, Cindy (Deneen) Hickey, Opal (Booth) Jobe, Faye (Smith) Smith, Beverly (Steach) Buchanan, Edna (Smith) Fisher, Mary (Barnhart) Cromwell; second row: Carolyn (Winters) Truax, Wanda (Fix) Mummert, Lois (Akers) Thompson, Joanne (Simpson) Buckel, Ronnie Hammond, Foster Mellott, Lee Johnson, Carol (Reel) Babb, Ross Gordon, Delmas Bard, Jackson Hendershot, Jerry McKee and William Creek. Not pictured is Ann (Morgret) Thornton. Pictured above, front row, left: Roberta Golden, Cindy (Deneen) Hickey, Opal (Booth) Jobe, Faye (Smith) Smith, Beverly (Steach) Buchanan, Edna (Smith) Fisher, Mary (Barnhart) Cromwell; second row: Carolyn (Winters) Truax, Wanda (Fix) Mummert, Lois (Akers) Thompson, Joanne (Simpson) Buckel, Ronnie Hammond, Foster Mellott, Lee Johnson, Carol (Reel) Babb, Ross Gordon, Delmas Bard, Jackson Hendershot, Jerry McKee and William Creek. Not pictured is Ann (Morgret) Thornton. On Saturday, October 8, Southern Fulton High School Class of 1961 held its 50th class reunion at Faith Center in Warfordsburg.

Classmate Marlene Hill presided over the opening ceremony, a remembrance candlelighting service to honor three deceased classmates along with a salute to the veterans. The buffet meal was served following the invocation given by Delmas Bard.

The theme of the reunion centered around the 1960s. Small vases of flowers complimented the tables, which were decorated in the class colors of blue and white. A large 50th reunion cake was decorated and adorned the dessert table. A table reserved with yearbooks, memory book, pictures and booklets of prior reunions took the classmates down memory lane. Booklets were issued again this year to each of the 22 classmates present as a remembrance of the reunion.

The program consisted of two poems “I’m Mature” and “My Get Up And Go Has Got Up And Went” read by Roberta Golden and a poem “50th Reunion” by Jerry McKee. All of the classmates were asked to recall some of their high school memories. Delmas Bard, Ronnie Hammond, Faye Smith, Beverly Buchanan and Roberta Golden shared some of their memories. Lois Thompson provided an interesting and informative talk on the happenings in the 1960s. A class picture was taken by photographer Warren White.

Gifts were presented to Beverly Buchanan and Joanne Buckel for tied 10th reservation received, Opal Jobe for 20th reservation received; Mary Cromwell for 50th wedding anniversary on October 9; most great-grandchildren (9) went to Edna Fisher; travelled the longest distance, Faye Smith (Oklahoma); and the most changed went to Joanne Buckel and Ross Gordon.

Classmates in attendance travelled from Oklahoma, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Wilkes Barre, Pa. and other parts of Pennsylvania.

The evening activities were organized by classmates Marlene Hill, Roberta Golden and Lois Thompson. The next reunion will be held in two to three years and organized by Carol Babb and Ann Thornton. The evening concluded with the group singing the “Alma Mater” and “God Bless America” with Carolyn Truax as pianist.

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