Laceyville High School Alumni Gather for 122nd Annual Banquet
Alumni of the Laceyville Borough High School, which was formerly located on Main Street, gathered Saturday, May 21 at the Braintrim Baptist Fellowship Hall in Laceyville for their 122nd annual banquet. There were 85 people, including alumni and guests, present.
Rebecca Place, president of the alumni association, offered welcoming remarks, and Richard Camp presented a blessing prior to dinner, which was catered by Ginger Rowe.
Following dinner, a business meeting took place that included:
—A secretary’s report from Donna Robinson and Nancy Bendinsky
—Treasurer’s Report by Bonnie Baker
—Moments of Remembrance by Ronald Learn.
—Pledge of Allegiance, led by Rich Eberlin
—Recognition of servicemen and women, music and recognition of classes by Rebecca Place.
Classes being honored included:
—The Class of 1946, marking its 65th anniversary. Class members included: Janice Clapper Hammond, Jerry Cook Ciprich, Betty Decker Jackson, Francis Benscoter VanGorden, Ann Carneval Gapen, Arlene Keisinger Moyer, Clarence Whipple, Iona Saylor Sheehan, Delores Siegel Baker, Thelma Brotzman Cunningham, Raymond Rinker, Lolita Holdren Jayne, Doris Mahoney Manning, Benjamin Dziuba and Jane Hunsinger Bertueci.
—The Class of 1951, marking its 60th anniversary included: Alice Valentine Huyck, Louise Culver Snyder, Elva Feist Musto, Margaret Donahue, Robert Carr, Mae Ferguson Elliot and Gloria Sands Edwards.
Helen Goodwin Newhart, marking the 70th anniversary of her graduation, received special congratulations.
Alumni deaths since last year’s banquet included: James Cruver, Eldon Salsman, Keith Repsher, Jane Harris Welles, Glenn Brotzman, Mildred Kubelsky Overfield, Wanda Fassett, Mary Sitas Worthington, Betty Hartshaw Jayne, Charles Pennay, Doris Newman Brown and John Stahl.
Laceyville Alumni Association officers for 2012 include: Rebecca Place, President; Karl Tewksbury, Vice-President; Rachael Sheldon Berry, Secretary, Bonnie Baker, Treasurer; Gwen Burgess, Computer Technician; Ronald Learn, Chaplain; Karl and Zanetta Tewksbury, Scrapbook, and Carl Salsman, Memorials.