The week-end reunion of the class of 54 was a lot of fun and can be considered a big success.
Friday, August 31, 2007, beginning at 5:30 twenty-six meet at Agnes Gaspardo’s home, fifteen were classmates. The evening was spent visiting and eating.
Saturday, September 1, 2007, thirty-two meet at Mona’s for The big dinner, nineteen were classmates. After dinner we returned to Agnes’ home to continue visiting.
Sunday, September 2, 2007 meet at The Olive Branch in El Paso for brunch and our good-byes.
Classmates who attended were from Benson, Minonk, Eureka, Peoria, East Peoria, Washington, Dana, Des Plaines and Streator, Illinois. Also Austin, Texas; Nipomo California; Sun Lakes, Arizona; Pflugerville, Texas; McDonough, Georgia; and West Hartford, Connecticut.
The committee planning this reunion was Jack Jochums, Shirley Miller, Agnes Gaspardo and Carl Klendworth. The new committee members are Ron Folkerts, Donna Cunningham and Lloyd Barth. They will plan The next reunion, which will be held in 2009.
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(Front row) Bonnie Park Wagner, Carol Janssen Finley, Charlotte Shofner Smith, Grace Kizer Heltzel, Donna Shetler Cunningham, Vauna Cline Mitchell, Shirley Manchester Miller, Ruth Schuster Henkel
(Back row) Agnes Kapraun Gaspardo, Lloyd Barth, Jack Jochums, Carl Klendworth, Roy Folkerts, Paul Arahood, Dean Uphoff, Don Cirks, Jon Johnson, Ed (Duke) Elliott, Howard Henkel.