Blan alumni hold annual banquet


By Blanchester Alumni



Sarah Lowman was the eldest graduate present for her 75th reunion and was presented with a beautiful orchid.

Sarah Lowman was the eldest graduate present for her 75th reunion and was presented with a beautiful orchid.


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Several items were donated to the alumni silent auction. The feature item was a handmade guitar donated by Thomas Bray, member of the Class of 1981. Mel Stein was the winner of the guitar, which he plans to give to a family member.


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From left are: Top, Janet McCollum, Connie Hedge Figart, Fannie Donaldson Cox, Tim Miller, George Clausen, Kerry Isles, Jim Keeton, Sophie Clausen Cernik, Jim Penny, Larry Acuff, Jana Crawford Casteel, Tom Campbell, Brenda Miller Barr, Parker Beebe, Randy Sircle, Ron Creager, Linda West Day, and Roberta Trochelman Pence; second row, Dennis Blocker, Andrea James Chenault, Sue Smith Robb, Kay Fleming Stegall, Donna Crone Lloyd, Rhonda Dean Reynolds, Shirley Moon Brackney, Betty Hebel Spradlin, and Dianne Wheeler Thomas; front row, Kathy Cochran, Bill Whitaker, Barb Bickel Fultz, Joe Taylor, Richard Kalb, Richard Hartley, Dale Day. Not shown are Janice Hampton Hupp and Sandy McCollum. Mark McDaniel and Steve Brooks also attended the after-dinner gathering.


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BLANCHESTER — The Blanchester Alumni Association held its annual reunion dinner on Saturday evening, May 26 at the Blanchester High School with 155 guests present.

McCoy’s Catering served a delicious dinner and the Blanchester American Legion posted the colors.

Patty Williams led the National Anthem and the Blanchester Boy Scouts helped with many aspects of serving our alumni.

The Alumni Association honored the 50th year graduates from the class of 1968.

They will continue to celebrate on Sept. 15 with a class picnic at McCoy’s Catering Banquet Hall at 1130 Gurneyville Road, Wilmington. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. Contact Kay Stegall or check the Blanchester Alumni Facebook page for more information.

Dwayne Dearth was elected President of the Alumni Association and Ellen (Binkley) Hill was elected Secretary.

The Class of 1978 will celebrate their 40th Class Reunion this fall during the weekend of Sept. 21-21 Please contact Ellen Binkley Hill or check the Blanchester Alumni Facebook page for more information.

The next alumni dinner will be on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Sarah Lowman was the eldest graduate present for her 75th reunion and was presented with a beautiful orchid.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/06/web1_sarah-lowman.jpgSarah Lowman was the eldest graduate present for her 75th reunion and was presented with a beautiful orchid. Courtesy photos

Several items were donated to the alumni silent auction. The feature item was a handmade guitar donated by Thomas Bray, member of the Class of 1981. Mel Stein was the winner of the guitar, which he plans to give to a family member.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/06/web1_bhs-1.jpgSeveral items were donated to the alumni silent auction. The feature item was a handmade guitar donated by Thomas Bray, member of the Class of 1981. Mel Stein was the winner of the guitar, which he plans to give to a family member. Courtesy photos

From left are: Top, Janet McCollum, Connie Hedge Figart, Fannie Donaldson Cox, Tim Miller, George Clausen, Kerry Isles, Jim Keeton, Sophie Clausen Cernik, Jim Penny, Larry Acuff, Jana Crawford Casteel, Tom Campbell, Brenda Miller Barr, Parker Beebe, Randy Sircle, Ron Creager, Linda West Day, and Roberta Trochelman Pence; second row, Dennis Blocker, Andrea James Chenault, Sue Smith Robb, Kay Fleming Stegall, Donna Crone Lloyd, Rhonda Dean Reynolds, Shirley Moon Brackney, Betty Hebel Spradlin, and Dianne Wheeler Thomas; front row, Kathy Cochran, Bill Whitaker, Barb Bickel Fultz, Joe Taylor, Richard Kalb, Richard Hartley, Dale Day. Not shown are Janice Hampton Hupp and Sandy McCollum. Mark McDaniel and Steve Brooks also attended the after-dinner gathering.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/06/web1_bhs-alumni-group.jpgFrom left are: Top, Janet McCollum, Connie Hedge Figart, Fannie Donaldson Cox, Tim Miller, George Clausen, Kerry Isles, Jim Keeton, Sophie Clausen Cernik, Jim Penny, Larry Acuff, Jana Crawford Casteel, Tom Campbell, Brenda Miller Barr, Parker Beebe, Randy Sircle, Ron Creager, Linda West Day, and Roberta Trochelman Pence; second row, Dennis Blocker, Andrea James Chenault, Sue Smith Robb, Kay Fleming Stegall, Donna Crone Lloyd, Rhonda Dean Reynolds, Shirley Moon Brackney, Betty Hebel Spradlin, and Dianne Wheeler Thomas; front row, Kathy Cochran, Bill Whitaker, Barb Bickel Fultz, Joe Taylor, Richard Kalb, Richard Hartley, Dale Day. Not shown are Janice Hampton Hupp and Sandy McCollum. Mark McDaniel and Steve Brooks also attended the after-dinner gathering. Courtesy photos

By Blanchester Alumni