CHESTER — The Chester High School Alumni Association Banquet was held at Eastern High School on June 2, with 97 alumni and guests in attendance. Table were decorated with flowers and blue and white streamers by Edna Wood and Barbara Mora.
Maxine Whitehead, president, welcomed the guests. Those attending gave the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “God Bless America.” Whitehead opened the business meeting. John Riebel, Sr. gave the invocation before the Pioneer 4-H Club served the banquet prepared by the VFW of Tuppers Plains Auxiliary. Kris Kuhn provideed music that was popular during World War II through out the business meeting.
There was a tribute to World War II Veterans, “A Salute to All Veterans,” written by Larry L. Conerly, class of 1955, read to the alumni.
The veterans present were Charles Humphrey, Harry Holter, James Bailey, and William Meredith. They each shared some of their experiences with those in attendance. The veterans were presented with decorated cups.
Elizabeth Smith read the names of the 16 people who had passed since the last banquet.
Officers elected were Kathryn Windon, president; Roger Keller, vice president; Betty Newell, secretary; John Riebel, treasurer; and George Morrison, assistant treasurer.
Kristin Fick, great-granddaughter of Richard Fick, Class of 1941, and Henry Bahr, classof 1942 received a $500 scholarship. She plans to attend Bowling Green University to study graphic design.
Kelsey Myers, graddaughter of Dorothy Koenig Myers, class of 1953, received a $500 scholarship. She plans to study nursing.
Paul Morrison, grandson of George Morrison, class of 1957, received a $500 scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Northestern to study diesel engineering.
Shelby Smith, granddaughter of Thelma Smith, class of 1951, received a $500 scholarship. She plans to attend West Virginia University to study to be a dental hygienist.
Hanging baskets were given as door prizes.
Ballons marked the reunion tables. Class of 1942 — Opal Singer Hollon; Class of 1947 — Delores Epple Holter, William Sorden Jr., Dayton Spencer, Mary K. Tuttle Rose; Class of 1952 — Helen Bissell Garvarick, Margaret Groce Cauthorn, Starling Massar, Betty Nelson Newell, Betty Smally, James Stout; Class of 1957 — Ada Bissell Randolph, Betty Frost Meyers, Lelia King Windon, Sue Lambert Quigley, George Morrison, Marian Sloter, Kathryn Smith Windon, Don VanMeter, Betty Carr Campbell, and Helen Hoffman Wilson.