Class Of 1967 Holds Reunion, Sets Luncheons December 12, 2017
The Dover Area High School Class of 1967 held its 50th reunion on Sept. 30 at the Dover Borough Fire Hall.
The Dover Class of 1967 will have monthly luncheons at Denny's, Route 30 and Roosevelt Avenue, York, on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
Class Of 1959 Posts Luncheon December 6, 2017
The Red Lion High School Class of 1959 will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, at Meadow Hill Family Restaurant, Longstown.
Spouses and guests are also invited to attend. The class meets for lunch on the third Monday of each month.
Class Of 1957 Marks 60th Anniversary November 15, 2017
The Elizabethtown Area High School Class of 1957 recently held its 60th class reunion. Class members met in the evening on Oct. 13 at the Elizabethtown Community Center for fellowship and refreshments. A banquet was held on Oct. 14 at noon at the Gathering Place in Mount Joy.
The Class of 1957 was the last class to graduate from the South Poplar Street high school building, now the community center. Of the 95 graduates, 44 attended the reunion banquet. Guest teachers Donald Haverstick and Eleanor Wolf were also present.
Class Of 1957 Sets Breakfast October 25, 2017
The Lower Chanceford High School Class of 1957 will hold its monthly breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 a.m. at Lion's Pride Restaurant in Red Lion.
The class meets on the second Thursday of each month. Classmates, spouses, former teachers, and guests are invited.
Class Of 1962 Holds Reunion October 12, 2017
The Warwick High School Class of 1962 held its 55th class reunion on Oct. 7 at the Brownstone Manor in Lititz. It was the first class to complete all six years at the new Warwick High School.
In addition to the spouses and guests of classmates, attendees included former teacher Joan L. Riehl.
The reunion committee included Jim Boose, Terry Dagen, Joe Doster, Barry Garman, Fay Hirneisen Peachey, Claudia Hostetter, Glenn Knight, Margy Lehigh Hershey, Carol Ludwig Groce, Doris Peters Sauder and Carole Vogeler Herr.
The Class of 1962 will hold its monthly breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 8:30 a.m. at Oregon Dairy Restaurant, 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz. Classmates who plan to attend may call Don Brubaker at 419-358-8558. All class members are welcome.
For more information, readers may visit www.classcreator.com/Lititz-Pennsylvania-Warwick-1962.
One-Room Schools Reunion Held October 4, 2017
The eighth Upper Oxford one-room schools reunion took place on Sept. 23 at Manor Church. A total of 70 former students and spouses from the five schools attended the luncheon.
Iris Gray Dowling was the master of ceremonies, assisted by her committee of 12 workers. Doann Gordon Freese and other committee members had decorated the tables and room with a patriotic school theme.
To open the ceremony, Philip Edwards rang the original bell from Pleasant View School. The bell, made by the Eagle Bell Company in Lebanon, was sold at the Pleasant View Auction to Clyde Williams and donated back to the school in later years. In order to display and ring the bell, Edwards made a stand out of an antique spoked car wheel. The bell will be on display permanently at the Upper Oxford Township (UOT) building.
Also during the ceremony, attendees saluted the flag, which was carried into the room by Jane Palmer Cannoy. Kathryn Fisher Steele read Psalm 23 from the Bible, provided comments on the passage, and prayed. Edwards presented reminiscences sent by Lawrence Waltman, who attended Penns Grove; Waltman wrote of Penns Grove school days and Sunset Park. Hazel Gray Duncan led the group in singing "The Little Red Schoolhouse," Iris Dowling spoke about Pfc. Jesse Thomas' funeral, and Abby Pinkerton took photos of attendees grouped by school. The reunion attendees shared a covered dish meal, including food provided by Blair Fleishman of the Upper Oxford Historical Commission.
Hazel Duncan, a historical commission member, spoke about the dedications of the plaques for four of the schools. Students from the fifth school, Penns Grove, have promised funds to go toward a marker for their school.
During the reunion, prizes were presented to the following class members over age 90: Betty Diem, Mildred Harris, Mary Reyburn, and Frank Steele. Others over 90 who could not attend were also recognized. Steele attended Pleasant View the longest of any of the Upper Oxford students. Other prizes given were for the largest families of students present. The following families were recognized: Elmer, Monica, Viola, and George Nickle; Mary, Samuel, Sylvia and Margaret Reyburn; and Cecilia, Alma, and Osborne Moran. Anne Hickman was recognized for traveling from New Mexico to attend, and Donald Robinson was recognized for traveling from Tennessee.
A gift of appreciation was given to Vivian and Cecil Miller for starting the one-room school reunions in 2003. Vivian spoke about the preparation for the first reunions and expressed her gratitude for those who have carried on the reunions bi-annually. Cecil continues recording the reunions on video each year.
These recordings were presented during the reunion as part of a video played continuously in the history room. The video also included all school pictures collected from as far back as 1893 and the dedications of the historical plaques. The DVD was created by Charles White, Hazel Duncan's son-in-law.
The history/memory room, set up by Iris Dowling and others, also featured ABC manuscript and cursive writing cards, books used in every subject, a desk, and photos, along with memory books from the reunions. Edwards brought an old school desk, a water urn, and pictures from his collection. Edwards operates a small museum containing some of the relics of UOT schools, along with things he collected from Sunset Park, which was located in Jennersville.
Hazel Duncan offered memorabilia for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going toward publishing a book about UOT history. Formers students who are artists also offered their work for purchase.
The schools' memory quilt may be viewed during business hours at the Pleasant View Building along Route 10. The quilt was started in 2003 by Vivian Miller, Sherry McCoskey, Amy Beeman, Joyce Patrick, and others. Approximately 179 students signed the quilt patches.
All the Upper Oxford Township one-room schools started in the late 1800s, the first being Maple Plain, which opened in 1854. The schools operated until 1954, when they closed and all students were bused to Oxford Consolidated Schools.
Class Of 1971 Slates Party October 3, 2017
J.P. McCaskey High School Class of 1971 will hold a Medicare (65th Birthday) Party on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Class members are encouraged to save the date.
Class members are asked to send current contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groffdale Plans Homecoming Event September 5, 2017
Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Road, Leola, will hold a homecoming celebration on Sunday, Oct. 1, to mark the congregation's 300th anniversary. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially those who have been involved with the congregation at some time in their lives.
The day will begin with a light breakfast served in the all-purpose room at 9 a.m. The congregation is planning a special worship service, which will begin at 10 a.m. in the auditorium and will include varieties of music that have shaped the congregation over the years and vignettes to remember important events of God's faithfulness. A catered lunch will take place at noon, following the worship service, in a large tent adjacent to the church.
Those who wish to attend are encouraged to preregister at Groffdale.com or by calling the church office at 717-656-6388.
Class of 1957 Monthly Breakfast August 30, 2017
The Lower Chanceford High School Class of 1957 will hold its monthly breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Lion's Pride Restaurant, Red Lion, at 8 a.m.
The class meets on the second Thursday of the month. Former teachers, classmates, spouses, and guests are also invited.
One-Room Schools Reunion Set August 23, 2017
The Upper Oxford Township One-Room Schools Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at noon at Manor Presbyterian Church, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, in the social room. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and memorabilia.
The program will include a video of the one-room school dedications in 2016. The history room, featuring displays about the schools' history, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make reservations, call 610-932-9718 or email Irisgdow@juno.com.
One-Room Schools Reunion Planned August 22, 2017
The Fairview Township, York County, one-room schools will hold a reunion on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Red Land Valley Church, 3553 Lewisberry Road, York Haven, in the Activity Center. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. Place settings and beverages will be provided. Friends and family are welcome.
For more information, call Edie at 717-712-3120 or Pat at 717-938-2375.
Hess Family Plans Reunion August 16, 2017
The Hans Hess family will celebrate 300 years in America with a pig roast on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Promised Land Camp, 220 Boyscout Road, Conestoga. The event will also be the 45th John Hess reunion.
The reunion will begin with a 10 a.m. brunch. At 11 a.m., attendees will travel to the family's four main burial sites: the graves of Hans and Magdalena Hess at Baumgardner Cemetery, the Byerland Mennonite Church cemetery, the River Corner Mennonite Church cemetery and the David Hess Farm on Sickman Mill Road. The group will then return to the camp for a historical presentation at 3 p.m. and the pig roast meal at 4 p.m.
Hans Hess and his wife, Magdalena, were born in Switzerland. They eventually crossed the Atlantic in 1717 with their six children to find freedom to worship and live their lives by the principles of the Bible. Hans first purchased a tract of land from the Penn family near Willow Street and then sold it to buy a larger piece for his growing family. He cleared the land for farming, made friends with Native Americans living nearby, and built a special altar to God, where he gave thanks for God's blessings in his life.
To register for the reunion, readers may call 717-314-9683 or email email@example.com.
Class Will Hold Monthly Luncheon August 9, 2017
The Red Lion High School Class of 1959 will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at Meadow Hill Family Restaurant, Longstown.
The class meets on the third Monday of each month. Spouses and guests are also invited to attend.