Bill Shepard, a member of the Cardington-Lincoln High School Class of 1975, and his wife, Linda, hosted the 40th reunion of the class at their Waldo area home on July 11.
Attending were 33 classmates and 24 guests. The evening was spent socially with all enjoying dinner, renewing friendships and reminiscing with a background of music from that era.
Giving the table grace was Allen Thomas, of Mount Gilead and Cindy French Libster of Marion, welcomed the classmates and guests. She also presented a short program on “the way we were” 40 years ago as she described the cost of living, popular songs, movies and current events in 1975.
Classmates gave updates on their families, events and favorite memories. Cindy noted that this reunion had the largest attendance of any they have had.
Attending for the first time were Carol Kinney, of Cardington and Barbara Davis Holcomb, Little Rock, Arkansas.
The class will meet again in five years.
In addition to those named, the following class mates were present: David Fate, New Port Richey, Florida; Nanise Philbrook Griffin, Tampa, Florida; Fawn Swint Dacumas, Laplata, Maryland; Jeff Squires, Plain City; Teena Pearl Rowe and Harvey Keeran, Fulton; Amy White-Predieri, Sunbury; Barb Fuller Waddell, Ashley; Frank Walters and Cecelia Harruff Harper, Edison; Debra Webb Nasiatka, Mount Gilead; Julie Gompf Flickinger, Cortland, Darcel McClain, Westerville; Mavis Kincaid Mallory, Columbus and Mark Robinson, Lynn Goodman, Becky Bowman, Kevin Long, Dennis Cowles, Randy Davis, Jay White, Joy Himler Moore, Steve Webb, Bob Janick, Jenny Weston, Susan Hack Frysinger, Bruce Nash and Darla Sexton Johnson, all of Cardington.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.