The Adams Alumni met recently at the Township Gymnasium on Beechgrove Road. Guests signed the register, received their name tags and then enjoyed a refreshing punch served by Brenda George Behr.
After the blessing given by Christine Hadley Snyder, the catered meal by Sams’ Meats and Deli was enjoyed by everyone.
President Judy Probasco Sargent conducted the business meeting following the class roll call. Honored classes included 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964. Herschel Hook, class of 1944, had attended the alumni for 75 years and was the oldest graduate present. Velma Gibson Flint from the class of 1949; Lewis Smith, Bonnie Bevan Estell, Sylvia Crosthwaite Castle, Derry Cole, and Dolores Pierre Hollingsworth from the class of 1954; and Gilbert Scroggy and John Sewell from the Class of 1959 all received red roses as honored guests.
Gene Caplinger, class of 1963, had traveled the greatest distance, coming from Colorado.
Betty Kay Georges Gamble read the secretary’s report and treasurer, Hesperia Bevan read her report. Since the treasury is healthy, dues of $1 per year will be discontinued.
Historian Patricia Botts Quigley read “Life is But a Stopping Place” in honor of the members of the alumni that had passed away during 2018 and 2019. They were: Jerry Renner Stewart, class of 1953; Aaron Sewell, class of 1952; Lawrence William George, class of 1946, and Ted Hadley, class of 1946.
Door prizes were awarded with the assistance of vice-president, Jim Reveal.
Those attending and not previously mentioned include: Amy Gomes and Abbey Gomes from Florida; Marilyn Roberts Rose, Bill and Pam Pond, Carl Hollingsworth, Ron Lea, Richard Probasco, Larry Quigley, Mary Botts, and Velma Flint from Wilmington. Carol Ann Reveal Shaw from Washington Court House; Evonne Crawford, Steve and Debbie Crawford from Xenia; Jack Behr from Cleves; Janet Smith from Cambridge; Roger and Cherry Reveal from Blanchester; and Gene Snyder, Ed and Dolores Hollingsworth, and Bob Sargent from Clarksville.