REEDSVILLE — The Olive-Orange High School Alumni held their 83rd reunion at the Eastern Elementary School on May 27, 2017, with a total of 58 alumni and guests attending.
The president, Phillip Boyles, welcomed the attendees and all stood and recited the pledge to the flag. He also recognized all who had served in the military. Janice Kuhn then gave the invocation.
Following the dinner the president thanked the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 9053 for an excellent dinner and their service as well as Cris Kuhn for the dinner music. A special thanks was given to Martie Baum for the decorations.
During the business meeting the first item was recognizing the oldest man and the oldest woman who were Thurman Dye, class of 1941, and Retha Bailey Day, class of 1943.
The honor classes recognized were, 1952 — Patricia Kibble Snider, John Rice, Richard Spencer, and Doris Reed Gibbs; 1957 — Dolores Schultz King, Lillie Baker Wetzel, Geraldine Powell Smith, Marlene Robinson Donocan, Janie Swartz Kuhn and Phillip Boyles.
Other alumni attending were, 1941 — Thurman Dye; 1943 — Helen Cullums Swartz, Retha Bailey Day; 1944 — Macel Smith Barton, Dorothy Matlack Cominsky, Iris Boring Randolph, and Mildred Spencer Holter; 1948 — Iris Rice Karhan; 1951 — Harlod Swartz, Gerald Swartz, and James O. Dye; 1953 — Howard Caldwell, Marion Riggs, Norma Robinson Swartz, and Delbert Sanders; 1954 — Shirley Collins Edwards, Clifford Longenette, and Sonny Harris; 1955 — Florence Boyles Spencer, and Marlene Newland Kuhn; 1956 — Robert Powell, Clara Chaney Jones, Rowena Sanders Walters, and Dale Kuhn.
Guests attending included, Rose Barnhouse, Linda Eastman, Roberta Holter, Leah Manges, Karen Manges, Terri Collins, Melissa Collins, Connie Marshall, Diane Robinson, Bryan Gibbs, Ellen Riggs, Nancy Sanders, Mary Lou Harris, Janet Powell, Tom Jones, Glenna Sanders, Rod King, Janice Wolf, Bill Smith, Mary Lou Boyles and John Shank.
The secretary and treasury reports were given and stood as approved as read. The president then asked for the election of officers. Howard Caldwell made a motion to keep the same officers. Marion Riggs seconded the motion and John Rice moved that the election be closed.
Howard Caldwell reported on a trophy case being constructed by Eastern Local School for the trophies and any other memorabilia pertaining to the sports from Chester High School and Olive-Orange High School. He also said we could have the person who is building the case build a cabinet for our senior pictures to be stored. It was decided to have this done and if needed will take donations from the alumni members to help with the cost.
The $50 door prize was won by Ellen Riggs, and the two, $25 door prizes were won by Mildred Spencer Holter and Lillie Baker Wetzel. They were donated back to help on the cost of the cabinet. Other gifts donated by the members were given as door prizes.
The president then auctioned several pies for the auxiliary.