The Mount Gilead class of 1968 gathered for their 50th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Richard Gladden, chairman of the event, and his planning committee organized the activities.
In the morning, classmates and guests gathered at the Morrow County History Center. Phyllis Miller and Stan Sipe told of the many displays before the classmates toured the Center. Because George Hildebrand, a classmate, previously owned the restaurant known now as Grill and Chill, the current owner, Belisa Sherman, offered a discount to classmates.
In the afternoon, Deb Clauss, principal of Mount Gilead High School, led a tour of the high school. She had a table filled with memorabilia from the 1960s for classmates to peruse before the tour. It was wonderful to see how the building has grown and changed since 1968.
The reunion that evening was held at the Ontario Event Center. Thirty-eight classmates (63 guests altogether) were there for the evening celebration. Tables were filled with: a beautiful cake and display
made by Nancy Bachelder, a friend of the class; photos and news clippings, a memorial display commemorating the classmates who have passed away. After the social hour, a delicious buffet meal was
served. Then each classmate gave a brief greeting. There was a memorial time recognizing the 15 deceased members of the class, and a game when the classmates enjoyed learning about each other.
On Sunday morning, several classmates gathered for a delicious brunch at the Memory Lane Bed and Breakfast.
For this reunion, there were attendees from: Ohio, Texas, Hawaii, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.