Grove City High School (Ohio)
Class of 1960
Plan and party time Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:30 PM at Ann and Tony's restaurant in West Jefferson Ohio (click for directions)
We are going to get together for dinner and discuss plans for coming celebrations. Many folks have suggested several ways we could continue our lifelong celebration of the friendships we have shared for all these years. Some of the ideas are a 75th birthday party and/or having reunions more closely together.
As a group, we donated to the Grove City Little League group to help build an all-access “Dream Field” for kids who previously might not have been able to enjoy such activities. It would be really nice if we could start a fund to look for places where we could help. So please plan on attending and joining in the fun.
Follow up meeting
A meeting was held at York Steak House at 4220 W Broad St. Columbus OH, on Oct 22 at 6:30 pm for the purpose of discussing how we can improve on the next reunion. Many ideas were discussed and a meeting is planned for this spring. If you have any ideas, please let one of the committee members know of your ideas or comments. All who attended school with us are invited.
The 55th has come and gone
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As the younger folks might say "Reunion weekend was Way Cool"!!!
Friday night, 35 plus members
attended the tailgate party and saw the Grove City High
Saturday night, 95+ folks attended the banquet. Our honorary class member and teacher Jim Lester gave a rousing talk reminding us that we were juniors when he began teaching. Seems as how he thinks we prepared him for all of the things that can go wrong with students. Seriously, Jim is a favorite of the class of 60 and has been an inspiration to all of us. Mayor Ike Stage a classmate slightly behind our class gave a nice talk and proclaimed our entire class honorary citizens of Grove City - although there was some talk about paying taxes as well. Again seriously we have been privileged to have Ike attend our festivities. Ike has done great things for Grove City.
Sunday morning, about 35 stalwarts assembled at the Golden Corral for yet another couple of hours of visiting and story telling. It was clear no one wanted to leave and a great time was had by all.
Thanks to all of the folks listed below who worked to make this reunion so successful. A special thanks to Dan Witteman, who despite having a schedule crammed with teaching youngsters and coaching tennis devoted an extraordinary amount of time to spearhead the work to prepare for the reunion. He is directly responsible for how great everything was.
Donna Devore Bowersmith died June 22, 2012
Paul Freshour died June 28, 2012
Patti Perkins Nelson died April 23, 2012 Class of 1961
Ralph Hudson (former teacher age 90) died August 7, 2014
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