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WVHS Class of '69 Gathers for Reunion

Members of the WVHS Class of 1969 who attended their 35-year reunion are (Front row, left to right): David Keeney, Linda Spaulding Wilson, Dianne Salsman Benedict, Connie Gaylord Roache, Bonnie Ely Stoddard, Diann Ott Wright, Roy Salsman, Rich-ard Way, Eugene Ryan and Lewis Crawford. Second row: Robert Kisner, Richard Carr, Bonnie Barto Mader, Jack Slocum, Linda Bride Porter, Donna Mader Brown, Patti Yeager Beers, Sharon Harris, John Muench, Mark King, Ernest Cole, David Starner, Pat Beebe and Leona Stoddard Fitzgerald. Back row: Kenneth Bates, Lin Heath, Roy Woodruff, Tom Franklin, Richard LaFrance, John Brotzman, Bill Westbrook, Gary Miller and Jerry Kipp

Members of the WVHS Class of 1969 gathered at the American Legion in Wyalusing on Saturday evening, Aug. 21 to celebrate their 35-year reunion. There were 41 class members and 28 guests in attendance.

Members of the planning committee, including Connie Gaylord Roache, Tom Franklin and Gene Ryan, started the event at 5 p.m. with a social hour, during which members and guests reminisced about events during the past 35 years.

At 6:30 p.m., welcome remarks were given by Gene Ryan, followed by a class meeting with senior class president, Dave Starner, presiding. The blessing was offered by class member Pastor Mark King, followed by dinner prepared by Chuck and Bonnie Franklin Keeney, member of the Class of 1969.

At 8 p.m., Connie Roache presented awards to several class members: Linda Spaulding Wilson traveled the furthest from Florida; the first reservation was received from Jerry Kipp; the last reservation was received from Rich LaFrance; class members with the most grandchildren included Diann Ott Wright, Patti Yeager Beers and Lewis Crawford; class member with the youngest child (two) was Ernie Cole, and class newlyweds were John and Jennifer Gary Brotzman. Angel pins were presented to Diann Ott Wright and Judy Woodruff (wife of class member Roy Woodruff), breast cancer survivors.

Class members and guests enjoyed music by DJ "Jammin' Jamie," with dancing and continued sharing of memories for the remainder of the evening.

Appreciation is extended to the Wyalusing American Legion and the Wyalusing Rocket-Courier.

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