Nevada alumni hold reunion at Wynford

BUCYRUS The Nevada Alumni Association recently held its annual alumni banquet at Wynford High School with 134 alumni, faculty and guests in attendance. The 50-year class of 1962 was the host class for the evening.

The school colors of green and gold decorated all tables, except for that of the honored class, which was decorated with paper flowers in the class colors of blue and white. The class of 1952 sat at tables decorated with paper flowers in their class colors pink and silver gray. Place mats featuring pictures of the class of 1962 completed the decorations. The place mats and programs were printed by Central Monogramming.

Wilma Burky, Mary Jane Bender and Marsha Schwartzkopf were co-chairwomen for the event. Pat and Don Reed were at the registration table. Wayne Bare and Michael Smalley greeted the guests. Marvin Monroe provided music during the evening. Pat Bare gave the invocation, a prayer written by Betty Bare Bradley.

The class of 1962 made the flowers and Katering Kountry Style prepared the baked steak dinner, which was served by the Wynford Lady Royals. The Wynford FFA set up the tables.

Marsha Gathright, a member of the class of 1962, served as mistress of ceremonies. She introduced class members and shared stories about the years at Nevada.

Class members present included Pat (Romick) Bare, Bonnie (Monroe) Burch, Kathleen (Norris) Carpenter, Marsha (Schwartzkopf) Gathright, Linda (Larick) Jury, Ronald Martin, Judy (Oiler) Mathis, Bonnie (Detray) Snodgrass, Sandra (Gortner) Stuckman, Edward Wheeler, Thomas Young and Ronald Bucher. Deceased members included Rosie (Wells) Heffelfinger, James Long and Harold Ruhlen.

The class of 1952 also was honored. In attendance were James Disher, Fred Clinger, Ann (McClain) Conrad, Joyce (Heistand) Murphy, Imogene (Kuenzli) Orts, Jackie (Reber) Mosman and June (Markley) Bowen.

Wynford Superintendent Steve Mohr also was in attendance, along with faculty members Pat (Steinhilber) Reed, Norma (Starner) Gebhardt and Ron Woofter. Mohr gave a short speech about the progress at Wynford Schools this past year.

Margaret Thornton presented the Luther Lust Scholarship to Kristin Schiefer and Christin Light.
Norma Bowers, Stuckman and Imogene Orts won door prizes.

Following a brief business meeting, attendees spent the rest of the evening renewing friendships. The group sang the school alma mater.

--Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Saturday, June 23, 2012