The Mount Gilead High School Class of 1956 celebrated the 60th anniversary of its graduation at the Handle Bar Ranch in August.
There were 28 class members and one former class member who attended the event.
Special guests for the evening included Gene West and his daughter Kathy Fogle. West was a teacher and coach for many of the class members during their high school years.
Roger Beck of Handle Bar Ranch provided a buffett dinner, for which MGHS alum Harry Arnold provided fresh fish.
Gene Dumbaugh acted as MC for the event and auctioned off a white elephant gift for those in attendance. Mary Jo Ansley Bowman lead a memorial for Ralph Johnson, Vonnie Wiseman Hull, Jim Sweeney and Sondra Williams Beck, all have passed away since the last reunion. Jane Andrews Benson lead the pre-meal blessing.
Those in attendance were: Don Ingmire, Forest, VA; Dick and Sandy Harris, Lake St. Louis, MO; Kenneth and Joyce Bendle, Marion, OH; Gene Brush, Westerville, OH; Bob and Sue Vaughn, Fredricktown, OH; Donald and Rodella Covert, Mansfield, OH;vNancy (Rutherford) and Walter Hull; George and Susie Stevens and Joe and Mary Germain all of Dublin, OH, Sarah(Nesbitt) and Bert Koppel, No.H ighland, CA; Marvin and Donna Gearhart, York, PA; Carol Bennett Tanner, Redonda Beach, CA; Jane (Andrews) and Neal Benson, Minneola, FL; Wayne and Patsy(Staiger) Muffley, Parrish, FL; Janice Spriggs Campo, Swanton, OH; Patricia (Davis) and Ray Linn, Ashley, OH; Frances Cooper McPeek, Edison OH, and from Mount Gilead Gene and Jane Dumbaugh, Harry and Rose Arnold, John and Janet Newson, David McKirgan, David Fricke, Lowell and Joyce (Baldwin) Thomas, Connie (Jones) and Bob Fritz, Tom Casto, Mary Jo Ansley Bowman and Peggy (Shipman) and Phil Freeman. Unable to attend but sending letters were Alan Squires, Darwin Gearhart and Jane Hegel Rathburn.
Second from left: Dick Harris, Lowell Thomas, Joyce Baldwin Thomas, Connie Jones Fritz, Harry Arnold Jr., Sarah Nesbitt Koppel, Tom Casto, George Stevens, Marvin Gearhart, Joe Germain and Mary Jo Ansley Bowman
Seated: Carol Bennett Tanner, Patricia Davis Linn, Peggy Shipman Freeman, Frances Cooper McPeek, Jane Andrews Benson, Patsy Staiger Muffley and Janice Spriggs Campo. Not pictured Gene Dumbaugh, David Fricke, and Don Ingmire