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Frey Family Sets Reunion May 17, 2018

The descendants of Jacob Edwin and Mary Jane Strickler Frey will celebrate their 75th family reunion on Sunday, June 3, on the grounds of Central Manor Camp Meeting, 798 Central Manor Road, Washington Boro, at 9:30 a.m.

The day of celebration will include a church service, food, and games, along with shared desserts and homemade ice cream.

The family's roots can be traced to Western Europe. The family's ancestors left there and traveled to Pennsylvania. Jacob and Mary Jane's family consisted of nine boys and three girls. All survived childhood except for one boy, who died of cholera in 1908 at the age of almost 2 years. Jacob and Mary Jane's family lived numerous places in Manor Township.


Class Members Plan Reunion May 16, 2018

The Classes of 1945, mid-year 1945, and 1946 of the William Penn Senior High School in York will gather on Saturday, June 16, to commemorate their 72nd and 73rd years since their graduations. The event will take place at the Terrace Room at Heritage Hills, 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York.

A social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. and a program and entertainment afterward. Classmates, spouses, and friends are welcome.

Invitations have been mailed to classmates. For additional information and to make reservations, readers may call Jeane Eby at 717-843-3361. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 30.


Burk Family Members Plan Reunion May 16, 2018

The William H. Burk family reunion will take place at New Harmony Church, 2295 Delta Road, Brogue, in the social hall on Sunday, June 3. A covered dish luncheon will begin at 1 p.m. Paper products will be provided.

Attendees are asked to bring along old photos of past reunions, as well as family information to add to the family tree, which dates back to the early 1800s. The reunion will feature information on the Burk family members from the U.S. Census records and on members who served in the Civil War.


School Holds Final Banquet May 16, 2018

Members of past graduating classes of East Lampeter High School held a banquet at the Bird-in-Hand Restaurant on May 5. According to Fay Weaver Good, treasurer of the school alumni organization, this was the final banquet that the school graduates will hold. The school graduated its first class in 1909 and with the exception of a few years during World War II, a gathering of graduates has been held each year.

At the most recent event, a representative of each graduating class from 1942 to 1958 was present. The Class of 1958 was the last class to graduate from East Lampeter.

All graduates of all the high school classes from 1909 to 1931 are deceased, but one member of the Class of 1932, Arlene Landis Kurtz, age 102, is still living. "The Class of 1939 has seven living members, and five of them were at the banquet," said Good, noting that the five were Ethel Brown Bielmyer, Marian Groff Walker, Dorothy Brown Baile, Evelyn Pickle Brubaker, and Abram Miller. Miller, who lives in Roanoke, Va., traveled by train to Lancaster and rented a car and drove to the banquet. "He is 97 and still golfs one day a week and bowls four days a week," said Good.

Good said that while individual graduating classes may hold future gatherings, this was the final event for the entire school. "It was a bit of real joy and a bit of bittersweetness because we knew this was the last," said Good, who added that more than 200 attended past events. "We had 155 register this year," noted Good, who added that of that number, 114 were East Lampeter graduates and the rest were spouses of graduates.


One-Room School Reunion Held May 9, 2018

The 10th annual banquet reunion of the former students of Thompson's one-room school in Chanceford Township was held on April 7. A total of 86 former students and guests attended the family-style dinner, which was served at the New Bridgeville Memorial Fire Hall.

Former students age 90 and over were recognized at the event, including Velma Graham Waltemyer, age 91; Earl Hannigan, age 90; Violet Craley Warner, age 99; and Richard Warner, age 94.

The next banquet will be on Saturday, April 6, 2019.


School Reunion Scheduled May 9, 2018

The Freysville Elementary School alumni will hold a 20th reunion on Sunday, May 20, at Equine Meadows Community Center, 500 Equine Cove, Red Lion. Registration will start at noon. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share at 1 p.m. Beverages, plates, and utensils will be provided.

For more information, readers may call Shirley Zerbe at 717-755-8837.

Starting in June, the group will meet for breakfast at Meadowhall on the third Wednesday of the even months. The cost will be split between the attendees.


Class Of 1968 Plans Reunion March 14, 2018


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 Holds Celebration December 5, 2017


Dallastown Class Of 1956 Holds Reunion November 28, 2017


Class Of 1962 Holds Reunion November 24, 2017


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.


Shaw's School Holds Reunion November 8, 2017


Reunion Held For Former Weiser's Students November 8, 2017


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


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


Class Of 1951 Holds Reunion September 21, 2017

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