The Adams Township Alumni met Saturday evening, May 20 in the township gymnasium.
Brenda George Behr, class of 1960, served at the punch bowl before the meal. The tables were decorated with red and gold table coverings and gold placemats with the graduation picture of the 1957 class. Begonias and geraniums were also placed on the tables.
President Judith Probasco Sargent, class of 1961, welcomed everyone to the Alumni followed by the blessing given by Larry Estell, class of 1954.
After the buffet meal, catered by Sams’ Meats, Rona Kay Webb Sams announced a 75-year celebration of the Adams Chiefs 4-H Club to take place in 2018. She asked that former members of the club encourage other former members to contact her and to try to attend.
The business meeting was opened with the class roll call. Class members from the honored classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967 were presented with a red rose by vice president, Jim Reveal. The oldest member present was Herschel Hook from the class of 1944 and Gene (class of 1963) and Janet Caplinger from Colorado had traveled the farthest.
Secretary Bonnie Bevan Estell (class of 1954) read the minutes from 2016 and Hesperia Bevan (class of 1955) gave the treasurer’s report. A memorial was read to honor the following deceased graduates: Catherine Probasco Morris, Michael Rose, Dolores Yazell Robinson, Betty Hollingsworth Burge, Donald Burge, Dennis Michaels, Tom Flint and Ralph George.
Flowers on the tables were given as door prizes along with Christmas ornaments of Adams School and $25 gift certificates to several restaurants were received by Gene Caplinger, Mary Ellen Hadley Krisher, Dick Fisher, Kenneth Hill, Lew Smith, Gene Snyder, Herschel Hook, Carol Ann Reveal Shaw, Marciene Shuttleworth Cook, Wendell Crites, Ed Hollingsworth, Larry Quigley, Aaron Sewell, Melissa Stephenson, Bob Sargent and Ron Lea, a former teacher at Adams.
Jim Reveal thanked everyone for coming and the meeting was adjourned.
Others that attended not previously mentioned included: Pat Rudduck Roberts from Maryland, Peggy Rudduck Faul, Sandy Rudduck Helterbran, John Adams, Dale Rodgers, Jack Behr, Ruth Hill, Patricia Botts Quigley, Mary Gibson Botts, Velma Gibson Flint, Jessie Fisher Wilson, Joyce Fisher, Carolyn Smith Lewis, C. H. and Betty Hollingsworth, Ginny Hollingsworth, Christine Hadley Snyder, Cherry Reveal, Richard Probasco, Margaret and Wendell Crites from Florida, Deborah Carman, Betty McDonough, and Gene Scroggy from Texas.