SALEM-Twenty-nine members of the Salem High School Class of 1968 enjoyed a class mixer at the Salem Eagles July 26 to begin their 45th class reunion celebration with a "45 record" theme where light snacks and cash bar were provided from 7 to 11 p.m.
On July 27, 68 class members attended with 37 guests traveling from Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Kansas, New York, Texas, Colorado, Missouri, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. A Saturday morning golf outing was headed by Jim Fattler and Chuck Straub. A tour of the Salem's Underground Rail Road Tour was also offered Saturday morning. Cathie Shoop DeFazio held an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a light lunch.
The evening began at the VFW Hall on Arch Street from 5 to 11:30 p.m. A social hour was held from 5 to 6 p.m., announcements made, then classmates received gag gifts and held a free drawing. Rick Berg honored and read the list of class veterans. The class veterans were then requested to pose for a photograph taken by Jen's Photography. A class photo was then taken. A buffet was provided by Mike's Penn Grille followed by a 50-50 raffle and basket raffle. A D.J. provided music for the evening.
The Salem High School Class of 1968 are, seated, from left, Sheryl Phillips McMullin, Toby Ehrhart Maenz, Karen Hrvatin Penner, Karen Gross Austin, Cathy McCaffrey McKinley; first row, Jim Fattler, Rick Herron, Mike Fritzman, Alice Whitman, Barbara Stewart Russell, Linda Juliano, Judith Mack Emmons, Dennis M. Perry, Cathie Shoop DeFazio, J. Dale Ozimek, Kathleen Scahill Roberts, Barbara Citino Hans, Rich Eichler, Jan Fusco Leslie, Rick Berg; second row, Rick Kilbreath, Doug Culler, Larry Sobotka, Andy Hicks, Chuck Straub, Barbara Schneider Sheets, Paul Heddleson, Dan Cain, Tom Sheets, Tim Baillie, Ken Kenst; third row, Jani Schmid Middleton, Penny Theil Judge, Theresa DeRoads Ozimek, Shelly Cody Rhodes, Terry Lee Smith, David Burcham, Gary Bielski; fourth row, Patty Brantingham Mazzolini, Cheryl Brown Drake, Jan McConnor Rose, Sharon Lutz Scott, Karen Montgomery Hippely; fifth row, Bea Yuhanik Stenta, Claudia Volio Cundiff, Pamela Cabas Sigurani, John Mlinarcik, Steve Ross; sixth row, Linda K. Moser Powell, B.J. Cooper Abrams, Rita Smith Brady, Dawn Sechler Douce, Marcia Ramirez, Dianna Steele Orsburn, Barbie Hauer Bobo; seventh row, Clayton Holt, Dan Forkel, Bob Hiltbrand, Connie Atkins, Brien Miller, Patty Colian, Charley Alexander, Barb Beech DePillo, Blair Whitman, Carolyn Falk Marroulis, Larry Paxson and Greg Pash. (Submitted photo)
Vietnam veterans from the Salem High School Class of 1968 pictured at a recent reunion include front from left, Dan Cain, Rich Eichler and Paul Heddleson; middle from left, Terry Smith, Larry Sobotka, Tom Sheets and Dan Forkel; and back from left, Greg Pash, Blair Whitman and Dennis Perry. (Submitted photo)
Salem High School Class of 1968 Vietnam War Veteran Blair Whitman, right, accepts a donation of $600 from Salem V.F.W. Allen K. Reynolds Post 892 Commander Doug Brannon for the Salem Scholarship Fund. The V.F.W. donated to the money to the Salem Alumni Association on behalf of the SHS Class of 1968. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)
On July 28 a brunch was held at Salem Hills Golf Club.
The SHS Class of 1968 continues to work toward its goal of raising $100,000 to be presented to the SHS Alumni Association as an ongoing scholarship at the 50-year reunion in 2018.