The Cardington High School Class of 1964 was honored when 200 alumni and guests attended the 84th Cardington-Lincoln High School Alumni party on May 24, 201.
Held at the Cardington-Lincoln High School, the dinner, served by All Occasion Catering, Waldo, included a grilled chicken entree. Servers included ten C-LHS Honor students.
Giving the table grace was Rita Radel Barton, Class of 1964. Gary Ebert, president of the executive committee, conducted the program during which Nelson Hack, president of the 50 year class, welcomed the Class of 2014 into the alumni association. Giving the response was McKenzie Smith, president of the Class of 2014.
Brian Petrie, the district’s superintendent, offered comments during which he praised the alumni for their continued support of the school and the alumni association. He also referred alumni to the Hall of Fame display case with newly installed lights and condensed bios on each inductee. He invited the alumni to visit the legacy display case adjoining the Murphy Gym foyer.
Linda Ruehrmund asked for updates to addresses so the directory can be kept current.
Ron Pine, vice president of the alumni committee, asked for support of the alumni scholarship fund and noted there is an effort being made to initiate an Athletic Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame were Carl Ackerman, Class of 1939. Unable to be present, his award was accepted by his daughters, Donna Ackerman McGinnis, Class of 1973 and Carol Ackerman Wahl, Class of 1967. Also unable to be present was Jack Smiley, Class of 1939 and his award was accepted by his niece, Shirley Fowble Robinson, Class of 1953. Accepting the award for their daughter, Teresa Gompf Youshock, Class of 1985, were her parents, Harriet Shoults Gompf Class of 1950 and her father, Howard Gompf. Dr. Ezra DeVol, the fourth inductee, is deceased. Accepting his award was his grandson, Phillip Robert Cox. There were 12 members of Dr. DeVol’s family present for this honor. The inductions were conducted by Gary Ebert, president of the alumni executive committee who conducted the meeting.
Ebert introduced Eunice Carpenter Klinefelter, Class of 1934, the oldest alumnus present. Also introduced were Esther Long Dutt, Class of 1942 and Anna Shaw Scarbrough, Class of 1943. These three alumni received special gifts created by Joanne Fricke Mathews, Class of 1952.
Ebert recognized each of the classes present with special recognition of the increment classes of 1949, 1954 and 1959. Hack introduced each of his 1964 class mates individually and each received a special gift created by Mathews.
Hack also recognized all veterans who were present.
Ebert presented the alumni scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to C-LHS senior Morgan Holobaugh-Rees, who will attend Rhodes State College to pursue a career as a dental hygienist.
Marilyn Hert Spires-Pierotti, 1952 and Darlene Ebert Wallace, 1966, secretary of the alumni committee, conducted a memorial service for the following alumni who passed away the past year: Lucile Sellars Heacock, Class of 1945; Viola Kramer Betts, 1935; Franklin Ault, 1939; Cecil Maxwell and Kenneth Osburn, 1941; Ned Earley, 1944; Richard Cowan, 1945; Dorothy Lyle Crist, David Kanable, and Dan Walter, 1946; Marjorie Fissell Makeever and Frieda Wilt Stephens, 1947; Raymond Doyle Smith, 1948; Carl Stevens, Clyde Shaw and Kenneth Cook, 1949; Virgil Guiher and Betty Bowman Mateer, 1950; Donna Hart Martin, 1953; Beverly Mahaffey Moody, 1958; David Davis, 1959; Linda Morris Riley, 1960; Allen Brown, 1963; Anna May Gibbons Salzwimmer, 1964; Robert G Miller, 1966; Kay Somerlot Joan and Joseph Gliem, 1974; Teresa Cook Habibi, 1975; Perry Geyer, 1978; Donna Sherman, 1981; and Robert J. Lloyd, 1984.Accompanying the service was Carol Wahl.
Leading the school song was Kenneth Heimlich, 1949, accompanied by Wahl.
Handling reservations for the party were Pine, Evelyn Long and Wallace.
Registration was taken by Jacqueline Mason Winchell and Shirley Robinson, 1953; Vickie Hardman Gould and Wallace, 1966. Hostesses were Maureen Flora, 1978 and Sharon Morris Collmer, 1970. Hosting the refreshment table were Lydia Edgecombe-Pepperell and Jessie Hamon, 2012. Sound technician was Cameron Longstreth, C-LHS freshman.
The programs were designed by Ethan Long, 2006 and Wallace. Setting up for the event were Kevin Long, 1975 and Cynthia Gliem Long, 1977, Collmer, the executive committee and the custodial staff of the school.
Music for dancing and listening was played by The Palace Theater Big Band from Marion. One member of the band is trumpeter Vern Heimlich, CHS Class of 1952.
Officers for the next year are Ron Pine, president; Ebert, first vice; Bob Mathews, second vice; Wallace, secretary; Long, treasurer; and Angela Boyd Dendinger, 1983 and Sharon Morris Collmer, committee members.
The next party will be held May 23, 2015.
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