September 20, 2012

AHS 55-Year Reunion

AHS 1958


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Jim Powers on September 20, 2012 11:37 PM

We had a great time at our Class of 1958 picnic. I arrived early to wrap the tables in paper cloths. Just me and the unwelcomed quests (The Bees). Roger Castle was next to arrive with a much welcomed cooler of soft drinks!!! During the picnic it was voted on to have our Class Reunion in September, 2013 with the added request it be held on a weekend when the "game" was away!!! Also requested was that the classmates in Lexington be included in the planning of the Reunion. Donations were requested by Ron Knipp to cover the cost of the website maintained by Judy and Charlie. We left about 2:30 or 3 pm. Taking our bee stings home until next we meet. Thanks to our great class photographers, Lee Hart and Rhrea Howard.


Lee Hart on September 24, 2012 8:43 PM
Kay & I will help out anyway the planning committee thinks we can be of assistance.  We are a little further down the highway in Louisville but we have wheels & a telephone that we can use if needed in any way.
Jim Powers on September 24, 2012 10:25 PM
Thanks Lee, I know we can always count on you two!!!!

Jim Powers on January 8, 2013 1:44 PM

We are beginning our Class Reunion committee meetings.   The first will be at the Elks Lodge, second Monday in February which is Feb 11th at 1 pm.  Everyone who is interested in planning our 55 reunion is invited to attend.  The meetings will be on the second Monday of each month until the big event in September.  Hope to see all those interested for an Elks lunch and lottsa planning.  See you there!!!  Jim

jim Powers on January 11, 2013 12:05 PM
Hey classmates, another change in the planning group to meet at the Elks.In talking with Judy, Tuesday is a better date so others can come Tenative date is Feb 19th, at noon, at the Elks  Hope to see you there; Jim

jim powers on January 11, 2013 3:39 PM
Hi classmates, the reason for the change in reunion meeting dates is that the service clubs of ashland (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc) are now meeting at the Elks on Mondays and Tuesdays and that room is not available for us so Wednesdays is the only option.  thanks, Jim

Jim Powers on February 18, 2013 6:27 PM
Just a reminder, the first planning meeting of the 55th year class reunion for Class of 1958 will be at the Elks lodge, 12 noon, Feb 20th.   Hope you can make it!!!  Jim Powers

Jim Powers on February 20, 2013 4:54 PM
The first planning meeting for the 55th year reunion was held and no one showed up!!!!   Well, actually myself and one other was there.  So due to the lack of local interest, the 55th year reunion may have to be canceled.  I regret this for the out of town classmates who voted at the annual picnic to have a reunion.  I invite your comments and/or solutions to this present state of affairs!!!!  Thank you, Jim Powers
juanita hemric on February 21, 2013 12:39 AM
Jim, of course I am one of those out of town classmates and hate to hear that no one attended the first planning  meeting. Maybe try again or maybe send some emails out or post on facebook to get the word out. We are all getting older and would hate to see our reunions post-poned because we have always had such good turnouts in the past. Well just wanted to tune in and make a comment.
take care, juanita
Jim Powers on February 21, 2013 10:25 AM
Thanks Juanita, I may just go ahead and send the initial announcement.  It is already to go, just need to add postage.  The next planning meeting is scheduled Mar 20th.  Thanks for your thoughts.  Jim
Shirley Jarvis Bender on February 21, 2013 1:25 PM
Linda and I just read the comments on  the Blog page and were disappointed that only
You and one other attended the reunion mtg. I hope all those locals who read this will realize how much time and effort that you always put into these reunions, but you still need everyone's help and support. I know that if everyone gets behind the committee
we can have a fantastic class reunion. Let us know if there is anything that we can do from afar.

Sue McWain on February 21, 2013 10:27 AM
Jim, had lunch with the Lexington group and we were discussing our Reunion.  We were just wondering where it would be - Country Club or Elks.  I am so sorry that only one other showed up to discuss/plan.  Maybe if we knew enough ahead of time some of us Lexingtonians could drive up and meet with you.  Let me know.
Donna Skeens on February 21, 2013 11:48 AM
Another out of towner who is willing to help from afar.  If we really want classmates to attend, it is a long drive for a two-hour picnic.  Have we ever considered the Ashland Plaza with classmates staying there?  Many no longer have relatives in Ashland and have to stay in a hotel anyway, even for the picnic.  Let's not let the opportunity to get together slip away.  Are there any creative ideas out there?  The internet gives us a way to communicate and help plan, even though we are miles away.  
Jim Powers on February 21, 2013 12:41 PM
There is certainly interest out there in the "hinterlands"  I will mail the first announcement this weekend.  With our mail sorting no longer local, it take a few days to reach you.  The date will be Sept 20/21, 2013 at the Elks.  Date has been booked.  Next Planning meeting is Sept 20th at noon at the Elks.   Thanks all for your comments.
Donna, the Plaza will proabably give us a group rate as they did some years ago.  The hotel no longer has a large dinner service.  Keep those comments coming, classmates, we will get this done!!!  Jim
Donna Skeens on February 21, 2013 1:07 PM
Save a stamp on mine and send it email.  Have you ever used Evite?  Most of us have email, and the stamps can be saved for those who do not.  

charles maynard on February 21, 2013 2:33 PM
i was just wondering how date and place has been set when a commit meeting has not happened.i think all class members should voice an opinion on the subject before a date and
place has been set.if the dates are during poage landing days or ashland home football game
the rates at local motels/hotels will be an added expense for our classmates.having said that
i think elks is best place because of large room and closer drive to classmates staying in you know i have been in cocoa beach fl since christmas and will be home for the
1st meeting. thanks charles

Jim Powers on February 21, 2013 3:33 PM
It will be great to see you at the meeting.  We can have our first treasurer's report.  Some of the guys at the picnic requested that we have it on a weekend when there was an "away game"  I thought they ment UK but they may have been referring to the Tomcats.  In any event, I asked Dirk Payne about the Tomcats and he said the schedule had not been released yet.   People from out of town here for Poage landing days usually stay over night and the rooms would be scarce that weekend.  I took the advice of classmates at the lunch who said you better book the Elks before we lose it.  See you March 20th at noon.  Jim

Jim Powers on February 21, 2013 3:59 PM
Just checked with Tourism, Poage Landing is Sept 20, 21st.  My first of many mistakes.
I will definitely put a hold on preparing the cards.  It is in the computer and  can be changed.  We can take the chance and wait for the March 20th meeting or request the weekend of Sept 13, 14th or even the 27, 28th.???  When I booked it on Wednesday, all of the weekends lin Sept were  available.  Decisions, Decisions.  Jim

Esssie Fliehman on February 21, 2013 5:53 PM
Jim, I apoligize for missing the meeting. I just plain forgot about it. I even checked the day and time on Monday and still forgot.
I really meant to be therel
Jim Powers on February 21, 2013 11:37 PM
Essie, thanks for getting back.  Jim

ron gayheart on February 23, 2013 3:12 PM
jim,remember the fiasco from the 50th.
no matter what you try to do you are not going to please everyone.
pick a date,book the hall and send out the letters,
if the members care they will attend,if no so be it.
i really hate to think at this late date at our age we cannot afford a motel/hotel
rate for a two day weekend.
Shirley Bender on February 24, 2013 6:26 PM
Jim. Linda and Shirley think Ronnie Gayheart hit the nail on the head!!!!!!
Essie Fliehman on March 4, 2013 3:13 PM
Me too. I agree with Ron, Shirley and Linda.

Brenda Klaiber on February 27, 2013 9:33 PM
I too agree with Ron. Go for it. 

Jim Powers on February 28, 2013 10:31 AM
Thanks classmates!!!  The "deed is done"  Postcards will be mailed this weekend.   It will be Sept 20/21 2013. 
juanita hemric on March 1, 2013 2:47 PM
Sounds like a winner to me Jim, Thanks............

ron gayheart on March 2, 2013 11:08 AM
 thanks to the commitee.

Bill Caskey on March 8, 2013 8:52 PM
I do not plan on attending the reunion this year but your logic for determining the date of the 55th reunion leaves me puzzled.  If dates are available, why not select a date that makes it less expensive for our classmates?  It should be noted that the expenses incurred are not just for a two day weekend for those living out of state.  They have travel expenses including food, fuel, and additional hotel expenses on the road, both coming and going.   Add other related costs such as putting your pet in the vet while you are traveling and that little “two day” event has turned into a significant expenditure.  Anyway that those expenses can be reduced without having an adverse effect on the event should be considered.  Hotel costs are much higher and perhaps just as importantly, hotel availability during Poage Landing is extremely limited in Ashland.  If the dates are firm for this year, at least keep the “out-of-towners” in your plans for future picnics/reunions.
Jim Powers on March 9, 2013 12:59 PM
Bill, Thanks for your opinion.  This Website has been most beneficial in receiving comments from  classmates.   Enjoy that weekend with your family, where ever that might be.  The picnic has been always the Friday of Poage Landing Days, of course, being a one day event, hotels would not have been a problem.  Thaks again and hope to see you & yours in 2014.   Jim

Jim Powers on March 12, 2013 7:56 PM
Classmates, the Reunion committee needs current addresses & phone numbers  on the following classmates:   Joyce Daniel Stafford, Ashland, KY and Paul Victor Loar, Austin, TX.  Any clues welcomed.   Jim

Jim Powers on March 15, 2013 8:19 AM
Thanks, We now have an address for Vic Loar and contact for Joyce Daniel Stafford.  We will list more needs after Saturday's mail.  Those are comimg in!!!  Jim

Judy Hencye Whitehead on March 17, 2013 2:52 PM
Phil, Please note my new address:
         3536 Creekwood Dr. #4
         Lexington, Ky. 40502
You can forward any news regarding union and etc. either to my e-mail or to my address.  Thanks.

Jim Powers on March 18, 2013 5:58 PM
Our Classmates are definitely on the move!!!!  Need addresses & phones for the following: 
Judith Webb Bolt, Margate, FL,
Barbara Pruitt Evans, Cape Coral, FL
Clifford Thomas McRary, West Palm Beach, FL
Carol Lee Myers, Palatine, IL
Peggy Reynolds Russell, North Palm Beach, FL
Patricia Newman Tussey, Catlettsburg,KY 
George Everett Wright, Mesa, AZ.
Just a reminder, Planning meeting is Noon, Wednesday, 20th, The Elks
Thanks for your help.  Jim

Jim Powers on March 20, 2013 6:53 PM
The second reunion planning meeting was held today at the Elks and it was a great one by any standards!!!!  Those attending in alpha order:  Essie fliehman, Rhrea Howard, Charles Maynard, Nan O'Hara and Jim Powers.
Discussion was held on reception and dinner meals ( Munchies for Friday, Chicken, baked steak for Sat) Reception table (Howard, McCoy, Lakin) were suggested.  Photographer for class picture (was Bradley, Ceredo, last time) Photo montage for reception (Rhrea did it two reunions ago) DJs were suggested (Maynard will check on availability).  BYOB and Elks bartender on duty (possibly) Charles presented our expenses last  time (which I left on my desk, thanks Charles)  He agreed to do an estimate on our expenses coming up.  Nan is looking into table decorations for tables on Sat.  That is all I can decipher from my notes, sure I left something out.   This is too much detail for those that intend to come but we wanted you to know that your reunion planners are at work!!!
Searching for another classmate:  Patricia Waddell Kaylor, Columbus, OH. 
Until next time, Jim
juanita hemric on March 23, 2013 12:45 AM
Good Job  :)

Jim Powers on March 24, 2013 4:29 PM
Need address & phone for:  Wesley Lee Stebbins,  Augusta, GA.  Thanks, Jim

Jim Powers on March 25, 2013 5:59 PM
We have an address for Wesley Stebbins.  thanks, Jim

Jim Powers on March 26, 2013 3:01 PM
We have an address for Peggy Russell.  Thanks, Jim

Jim Powers on March 27, 2013 5:56 PM
Need address & phone for:  James Michael Cooksey, Ashland, Ky.

Jim Powers on April 1, 2013 10:46 AM
We have an address for James Michael Cooksey, thanks  Jim

Jim Powers on April 13, 2013 10:29 AM
the 55th year reunion committee for Class of 58  will meet for lunch at noon , April 17th, BPOE Elks.  Hope you can attend.  Jim

Jim Powers on April 17, 2013 7:39 PM
The Reunion planners met today over hotdogs at the Elks.  Those attended:  Roberta Adkins, Essie Fliehman, Rhrea Howard, Charles Maynard, Nan Ohara and Jim Powers.  Mr. Bradley, photograher, is considered for the Class picture (he took the last one).  Deposit paid for the two nights to the Elks.  No BYOB, new regs of the Elks.  Nan suggested table decorations, you will be surprised.   Food:  baked steak, chicken.  Entertainment was discussed, music from the 50s, 60s.  After considering all expenses of the last reunion (presented by Charles), we tentatively decided on $60.00 per person ($120.00, couples).  This could change, it is early.  Registrations will be mailed sometime in July.  Each meeting presents items to be considered.   Until the next time, Jim

Jim Powers on May 13, 2013 3:43 PM
The Reunion planning committee will meet at the Elks on the 22nd of May at noon.  We set it back a week because of the Class luncheon on the 14th!!!   Thanks, Jim

Judy Whitehead on May 18, 2013 11:35 AM
Jim,  I'm sorry that I haven't noticed that you did post my new address on the blog.  I see that the date for the reunion is Sept. 20 & 21th.  Please send me any additional information I might need.  I plan to attend.  Thanks, Judy
Jim Powers on May 21, 2013 8:58 PM
Thanks Judy, I have one that is 3536 and another one is 3537???  Which one should I use.  We will get this right by  Sept.  Ha.  Ha.  Jim

Jim Powers on May 20, 2013 2:54 PM
I need t0 the change the time of our meeting on the 22nd to 12:30 to acommodate co-workers lunch hours.  I will see all who wish to attend at 12:30, May 22nd at the Elks.  It will go back to regular time in June.   Thanks, Jim

Jim Powers on May 22, 2013 6:09 PM
The Planning committee met over hotdogs, mushroom appetizers and one turkey burger.  Good time had by all.  We had a surprise visit from Alice Pruitt, sister to Marietta.  The photographer and entertainment were approved.  Much discussion was held on the secret table decorations.  Decison was made to not meet in June since things are going on schedule.  Those attending were:   Nan OHara Bailey, Essie Fliehman, Rhrea Howard, Charles Maynard and Jim Powers.  Until July, Jim

Ron Knipp on June 21, 2013 6:52 PM
Di and I don't care when you have it since we are retired, live eight hours away, have no little children at home, and always plan to stay for several days anyway.  We come down on Wednesday, so Di can rest up from the trip....her health causes problems on a long trip.  Having said all that, this is the only time I get to see my classmates during the year.  With all of us advancing in age, there may not be many more years some of us can attend.  HAVE THE REUNION!!  God willing, we will be there whenever it is.  Thanks, ol' buddy, for all your hard work.
Jim Powers on June 25, 2013 11:51 AM
Your comments are much appreciated!!  Jim

Jim Powers on July 15, 2013 12:03 PM
Change of date for the Reunion Planning committee.  Only date available this week is:  Friday (19th) at noon at the Elks, please pass this date change to all who want to attend.  We will approve the final draft of registration letter to be mailed that weekend.  Sorry for the conflict in dates, the Elks is a busy place!!!  Later, Jim

James Powers on July 22, 2013 12:53 PM
The July Planning meeting was Friday at noon at The Elks.  Those attending were:  Roberta Adkins, Essie Fliehman, Rhrea Howard, Paul Howard, Charles Maynard  and Jim Powers.  Announcement was made of Nan Ohara's loss of her husband.  A card was signed to send to David Dixon who has entered a Senior Center.  Items approved were:   Size of the Center piece, Letter to be mailed to fellow classmates.  I am currently (Monday) stuffing the registration letters and should have those in the mail this evening!!!  Return address on both enevelopes is Charles Maynard, jour treasurer.  Next meeting is August 21st at noon unless otherwise noted.  Thanks, Jim
Brenda Klaiber on July 22, 2013 6:26 PM
Sorry to hear about Jim Bailey and David Dixon.
Looking forward to receiving my reunion information.
Thanks for pulling things together.

James Powers on July 25, 2013 9:49 AM
Hindsight is 20/20!!!!  We forgot to ask which of the meals you would like.  Choices are: Baked Steak or Chicken.  Please note your choice on your return registration!!   Also, at our age, the dress is Casual.  Thanks, Jim

Jm Powers on July 30, 2013 12:54 AM
Hurrah, the first people to register are DicK Mateer and Linda Jarvis Hower and Hubby.  And now comes the flood (hopefully).   Jim

Carole Harbison on July 31, 2013 12:42 PM
We're so sorry that we'll be missing another reunion. You all have fun and we'll be having fun in Kenya and Tanzania.

Sarah Lemon Shockey on July 31, 2013 3:29 PM
Greetings from PA.
We're looking forward to the reunion!
I started to write a check for $120.00 but realized I didn't know to whom to make it payable.
Thanks for all your work in organizing the event.  My husband and I will see you in Sept.
Sarah Lemon Shockey

charles maynard on August 1, 2013 10:34 AM
make all checks payable to:AHS class of 58
juanita hemric on August 6, 2013 12:00 PM
I think I made my check out to you Charles and maybe put AHS along with your name. Hope this was acceptable.
Thanks for all you all do for our class.

Jim Powers on August 3, 2013 12:02 AM
New attendees!!!   Ted Miller, Shirley Jarvis Bender & Hubby, Judy Hencye Whitehead, David Patton & Judy.   Remember state your food choice:  Chicken or Baked steak, checks to AHS Class of 1958.   Later, Jim

Jim Powers on August 6, 2013 1:05 PM
More classmates!!!  Myra Mason Griffith, Junita Hunt Hemric, Sarah Lemon  Shockey & Howard, Lee & Kay Hart, Ron Roberson and Kay Lakin.  We are on a roll!!!   Jim

Pat (Wilder) Fitchpatrick on August 6, 2013 1:28 PM



I appreciate receiving the information about the upcoming reunion for the AHS class of 1958. Unfortunately, I will not be able to come.


Thanks for the blog. I didn't realize it existed. It's nice to hear about old friends.Here's a summary of the way I spent the past 55 years:

After high school, I graduated from Berea College with a degree in elementary education. I married my college sweetheart after graduation, and we moved to Knoxville, TN, where I taught middle school science until retiring in 2001. After a divorce, I moved to Oak Ridge, TN, and now work as an educator at the American Museum of Science and Energy.


I have two daughters and two grandchildren, all of whom graduated from Oak Ridge High School (except for the youngest grandchild who is a senior at ORHS this year).


I have enjoyed various hobbies during this time: hiking, traveling, mission trips, church work, and painting landscapes. I have been very well blessed.


Thank you for keeping up with everyone. I hope the reunion goes well.


Pat (Wilder) Fitchpatrick


Jim Powers on August 7, 2013 11:17 AM
Pat, what a great response!!!  Would that all of our graduates send great replies such as yours!!  Thanks so much, Jim

Jim Powers on August 8, 2013 12:03 AM
More  Classmates:  Judy Hencye Whitehead, Charles & Linda Hollan and Diane Birch Thomas.

Jim Powers on August 10, 2013 6:44 PM
More classmates:  Elsie Davis Clark, Philip Roark & Janet, Carolyn Smith.

Ron Lyon on August 12, 2013 12:16 PM
I'm sorry but I will not be able to make the September gathering of the Class of 1958.  Good luck to everyone.

Jim Powers on August 12, 2013 11:35 PM
Thanks Ron, we will be thinking of you!!!!
The Planning committee will meet on August 28th, instead of the 21st to have a better count of attendees.  Thanks, JimC9D4

Judy Franklin Lear on August 13, 2013 8:57 PM
I was not a big fan of the strobe lights at our 50th and was wondering if they were going to used during dancing this time? Big thanks to the committee fro all the hard work!! 

Judy Franklin Lear on August 13, 2013 9:02 PM
Sorry a little editing adding  to be used and for

Charlie Maynard on August 13, 2013 11:16 PM
08/13/13 - Here's the current count for the reunion attendance: 26 classmates and 9 spouses
Donna Skeens on August 14, 2013 9:19 AM
I have a cancelled check but have not seen my name on the attendee list yet.  I hope I am in the count.  I am looking forward to the event.  Thank you to the Ashland committee who are meeting to plan.

charles maynard on August 14, 2013 11:26 AM
donna,i dont know why your name was not posted
my mistake but you are on list of paid and attending

Jim Powers on August 19, 2013 1:03 AM
More Classmates:  Earl & Helen Daniels, Rex & Margaret Walters, Nan O'hara, Rhrea & Paul Howard, Butch & Glenn Adkins, Charles & Janie Maynard, Jim Mason, Ron & Diane Knipp, Donna Skeens and Judy Franklin Lear
Sue Duncan McWain on August 19, 2013 5:05 PM
Jim I'd like to suggest you have a separate page for attendees.  That way you don't have to scroll down to see who is coming and names can be added as you are adding them now.  Just a suggestion.

Jim Powers on August 20, 2013 6:44 PM
Thanks Sue, I will pass that on to our Site manager, Judy McCoy.
New attendees:   Roger and Jackie Castle

JudyFranklin Lear on August 21, 2013 10:09 PM
Thanks Judy for the updated list!!
Judy McCoy on August 21, 2013 10:16 PM
You're welcome.

Jim Powers on August 26, 2013 12:14 AM
David Deal has requested golfers contact him for a Saturday morning (Sept 21st) round of golf at the Club.  Please contact him at:  937-344-7945. Thanks, Jim

Jim Powers on August 27, 2013 9:46 AM
The Reunion Planning group will meet Wednesday (28th)  at 12 noon at the Elks. All those interested, please attend.  Items to be discussed:  Never ending center pieces!!!  and the size of the Cake!!  Thanks, Jim 

Jim Powers on August 28, 2013 10:02 PM
The Planning committee met at the Elks Wednesday.  Those present:  Essie Fliehman, Rhrea Howard, Kay Lakin, Charles Maynard, Butch & Glenn Adkins, Nan O'Hara and Jim Powers.  Items discussed were the Sheet cake, decorations for the room, program for Saturday, name tags, price of the Class picture.   Decision was made to meet weekly, next ones being Sept 4th & Sept 11th.

Jim Powers on September 3, 2013 10:05 AM
Planning Committe will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Elks.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME:  We will meet at 11:30 am instead of 12 due to my work schedule.   Thanks, Jim

Jim Powers on September 4, 2013 6:42 PM
Planning committee met at 11:30 at the Elks over hotdogs, appetizers, etc. we discussed:  Table decorations (those are finished!!), name tags (be at the table for you to sign) Cake for Sat., Roster  of the deceased
classmates to be displayed, Gift cards as prizes, bags of goodies to be handed out and cost of the class picture (included in your registration)
Those attending:  Butchie Adkins, Essie Fliehman, Rhrea Howard, Kay Lakin, Charles Maynard, Nan O'Hara and Jim Powers

Brenda Klaiber on September 5, 2013 4:09 PM
David and I will be there...."the check is in the mail."

David Deal on September 6, 2013 10:20 PM
   Ted Miller has arranged for a golf outing for those interested at Bellefonte Country Club for Saturday, September 21. He has set up 3 tee times for 11 AM. This would cover up to 12 players. Please let Dave Deal know if you are interested in playing.   
Dave Patton on September 8, 2013 2:42 PM
David Deal, I have had a change of plans and will be attending. I would like to be counted in on the golf game Saturday.
Charlie Maynard, Since it is so close to the time should  (1)   I send you a check back,
(2) tear up your check, or (3) wait until I get there????????  Sorry
charles maynard on September 8, 2013 4:08 PM
wait until you get here and we will work it out
what did you want for sats meal chicken or baked
steak send to my email address chicken or baked steak

Jim Powers on September 10, 2013 1:02 PM
The Reunion Planning committee will meet Wednesday at 11:30 at the Elks Club.  This may be our last planning meeting, afterwards "it is all over except for the Shoutin"   For you late comers, there is still time to sign up, get those registrations in, we want to see YOU!!!!  Jim

ernest lemaster on September 11, 2013 8:11 AM
i amwriting this for my dad there a complete list of address and times for reunion.  we will be driving from columbus ohio. 
jennifer lemaster

Jim Powers on September 11, 2013 9:56 AM
 Hi Ernie, The Friday night reception  is at 5 pm to whenever??  It will be at the Elks Club same as the fiftieth reunion.  Since you will be there only Friday, the charge will be $1o.oo.  See you there!!!  Jim
Jim Powers on September 14, 2013 2:18 PM
Ernie, my mistake, for all attendees on Friday night only, the Charge will be $30.00. 
Please note for all late comers for Friday night only or for Saturday night  only  the Charge will  be $30.00 per night.
Also please note that the Class picture will be taken at 5:45 Saturday evening.  This is to ensure that the pictures will be back to us before the evening is over!!   thanks, Jim 

Gary Salyer on September 11, 2013 2:31 PM
I plan to attend the Friday night social.  May I pay at the door or should I mail in my check?  See you then.  Gary.

Jim Powers on September 12, 2013 10:12 AM
Glad to hear from you Gary, just pay at the door.  Disappointed you won't be standing beside me at the picture taking on Saturday!!!  LOL.  Jim

Jim Powers on September 12, 2013 10:23 AM
The Planning Committee met at the Elks, Wednesday (Hopefully for the last time).  Discussion was held on the cake, door prizes, banner for
the class, munchies for Friday, deceased members listing to be displayed and final count for Saturday food (if you can still make it, we can add!!)  Classmates present:  Essie Fliehman, Rhrea Howard, Kay Lakin, Charles Maynard, Butch Newman, Nan Ohara and Jim Powers.

Jim Powers on September 14, 2013 2:27 PM
My repy to Ernie was connected to his post so I will repeat it.  All attendees coming only for Friday Night or Saturday Night will be charged $30.00 per night.
The Class picture will be taken at 5:45 pm on Saturday evening.  This is to ensure  that the pictures will be returned to us before the evening is over.   thanks, Jim

Gary Salyer on September 17, 2013 5:03 PM
I have had a change of plans for the weekend of the reunion, I would like to attend the Saturday evening as well as the Friday night, hope it it not too late to include me in the plans.  I will pay at the door if this change is available.  Thanks, Gary Salyer
Jim Powers on September 17, 2013 10:50 PM
Thanks Gary, never too late for a classmate to attend!!!   Jim

Myrna Laque on September 21, 2013 11:50 PM
Congratulations and many, many thanks to Jim and the 55th Reunion Committee for a wonderful event!

Jim Powers on September 22, 2013 2:01 PM
Our 55th year Reunion was a wonderful time!!!  Thanks to the classmates who made the effort to attend and many thanks to the reunion committee who attended all the planning meetings and showed up each day to decorate for the event.  It was a success because of your efforts.   Thank you!!!!   Jim
Donna Skeens on September 23, 2013 9:17 AM
Jim, Nan, Butch, Essie, Kay, Charles, Rhrea, 
Thank you so much for making this a special weekend.  It could not have been any better.  We all appreciate your hard work.  Loved the live music.
I hope I did not leave anyone out of the thank you.

Dick Mateer on October 5, 2013 3:58 PM
Thank you Reunion Committee for all that you did in staging another successful reunion weekend. For those of us who live some distance from Ashland, we simply show up and enjoy what others have planned. We appreciate your efforts so much. Of course, since you did such a good job, we have hired you for the next edition of our reunion. Take care all.

Jim Powers on October 13, 2013 3:41 PM
We had a great reunion classmates.  Those of you who could not attend for whatever reason, missed a great time and we understand your absence.  The remainder of our funds will go for prizes at the next picnic and payment on our great website.  Judy and Charles will let us know when and where the next gathering will be.  Until then, Jim

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