October 3 - 5, 2008
These classmates and guests attended the 40th Class Reunion. They attending one or more of the weekend events.
Ron & Rhae (Dodson) Alvis Carolyn (Collum) & Charlie Arnold
John Bell Dennis Bond
Paul & Marilyn Branson Chris & Charolett Brown
Billie (Purdue) Bryant Karen (Shellabarger) Burris
Bob & Vicki Cantrell Ruth (Grizzle) Cash-Smith
Jeannell (Gaston) & Mike Charman Dee Dee (Hackworth) Cordes
Jim Davidson Vickie (Osborne) & Melvin Garren
Dr Mary Ellen (Edwards) Grimes & Terry Atchison John & Janet Hays
Cathy (Glosser) Heimlich Patty (Duncan) & Bill Helpingstine
Garry & Glenda Hunter Bob & Susan Jamison
Bill & Barb Kemp Jim Kohrig
Brenda (Hudgens) & Steve Loew Jeannie (Wooldridge) & Larry Malone
Marilyn (Collier) Matheny Kathy (Braden) Matthews
Mick & Linda McGuire Greg Meador
Elaine (Petrea) & Pete Meyers Don & Iris Miller
Roy & Cheryl Osborn Bruce Porter
Janet (Arndt) Pratt Mary Anne (Robinson) Pruden
Billie (Purdue) Bryant Jack Riley
Barbara (Carlson)& Herb Schoonover Toni (Shinn) & Ron Strieker
The SCHS Class of 1968 40th Class Reunion
Friday, October 3, 2008
Hot Dog! Rain or Shine…We’re having a cookout & bonfire at the home of Janet Pratt, 3449 Selmaville Road, 6 p.m. until Whenever. We’ll provide the food —all you need to bring is whatever you would like to drink. If you live locally, bring lawn chairs; otherwise, no problem we’ll have plenty. The entire family is welcome!
Saturday, October 4
Tee Time! Bob Cantrell is organizing a morning golf outing at the Salem Country Club.
Little Egypt Festival & Parade—2 p.m. Salem Travel will serve as our personal hospitality room. You can watch from the office at 111 N Broadway or cruise the parade in your ‘64 -’68 car. Drop off your lawn chairs early and stake out your viewing spot. The northwest side of the block will be cordoned off for our classmates and our families, friends and teachers.
Dinner & Reception —The Orchard View Winery in Alma will host our dinner and reception. Social hour 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Class photo at 6:45 p.m. A catered dinner will be served at 7 p.m. We need your RSVP today to help us determine an accurate dinner count. We have reserved the facility until midnight so you can catch up with your classmates and enjoy the festivities.
Morning Worship—Grace Methodist Church 10:30 AM
Lunch & Reception— at the Brown Ground, the home of Chris and Charolett Brown, 101 Roddy Road, Salem, IL 62881. Lunch will be catered at noon. Families welcome.
Make checks payable to: SCHS Class of ‘68
J. Malone, 300 West Warmouth Street, Salem, IL 62881
SCHS Class of 1968 Enjoys a Fun-Filled Reunion Weekend
Over 50 members of the SCHS Class of 1968 recently gathered in Salem for their 40th Class Reunion. Those attending were deeply appreciative to the planning committee for pulling together such an ambitious fun-filled weekend. The committee was composed of Janet Pratt, Jeannie Malone, Jeannell Charman, Brenda Loew and Jim Davidson.
The festivities kicked off Friday night, October 3, at the home of Janet Pratt, who hosted a wiener roast and bonfire. Classmates and spouses lent a hand: Nancy Meyer provided the chili, Ron Alvis whittled the hot dog sticks, Mike Charman made the bonfire, and Garry Hunter provided the watermelons.
That evening reception was held Saturday evening at the Orchard View Winery in Alma. Brad and Lisa Mazanek and Pete and Monica Watson, owners of the winery, were excellent hosts, arranging perfect weather and a warm cozy ambiance. A special thanks to Paula Russell for encouraging the Mazanek boys to build a bonfire.
The dinner was catered by Southern Comfort Catering of Kinmundy, who outdid themselves by providing a sumptuous meal of pork and chicken with all the trimmings.
Classmates contributed to the evening festivities as well: Janet Pratt provided the sound system, Jeannie Malone provided the centerpieces, and Toni Strieker provided a copy of the Class Prophecy. Following a social hour, Bob Jamison, Class President, welcomed the classmates and guests. Bruce Porter gave a presentation on the history of rock n' roll at SCHS. Amid much guffaws, Brad Woodruff shared his comedy talents by offering a look back at life in the 1960's compared to life today.
Attending the reunion were, Ron & Rhae (Dodson) Alvis, Carolyn (Collum) & Charlie Arnold, John Bell, Dennis Bond, Paul & Marilyn Branson, Chris & Charolett Brown, Billie (Purdue) Bryant, Karen (Shellabarger) Burris, Bob & Vicki Cantrell, Ruth (Grizzle) Cash-Smith, Jeannell (Gaston) & Mike Charman, Dee Dee (Hackworth) Cordes, Jim Davidson, Vickie (Osborn) & Melvin Garren, Mary Ellen (Edwards) Grimes & Terry Atchison, John & Janet Hays, Cathy (Glosser) Heimlich, Patty (Duncan) & Bill Helpingstine, Garry & Glenda Hunter, Bob & Susan Jamison, Bill & Barb Kemp, Jim Kohrig, Brenda (Hudgens) & Steve Loew, Jeannie (Wooldridge) & Larry Malone, Marilyn (Collier) Matheny, Kathy (Braden) Matthews, Mick & Linda McGuire, Greg Meador, Bert Meadows, Nancy (Parish) & Glen Meyer, Elaine (Petrea) & Pete Meyers, Don & Iris Miller, Roy & Cheryl Osborn, Bruce Porter, Janet (Arndt) Pratt, Mary Anne (Robinson) Pruden, Rita (Goble) Rogers, Randy & Diane Rollinson, Catfish & Paula Russell, Barbara (Carlson) & Herb Schoonover, Dr. Beverly (Stonecipher) & Dr. Randy Tozer, Toni (Shinn) & Ron Strieker, Ruth (Gray) Thompson, Kandy (Rhodes) & Paul Vallina, Mike & Carol Vieira, Steve & Victoria Quinn and Brad Woodruff.
Because the class so enjoyed connecting with another, the class website is: www.schs1968.com. The website is operational but improving daily. Donations toward the cost of the site and continued maintenance can be mailed to Jeannie Malone, SCHS 1968, 300 W Warmoth, Salem, IL 62881 or made online once the site is operational.
Plans area already underway for the Class of ’68 to hold its 45th reunion in 2013.