MIDDLEPORT — A time of food and fellowship was enjoyed by the Middleport High School graduating class members of 1962 who gathering in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Middleport to celebrate their 50th anniversary on the afternoon before the annual MHS alumni banquet.
Class members and spouses attending the class reunion were Danny Little, Coleen Wilson (Terry) Ohlinger of Zanesville, Helen Taylor Fox of Milford Center, Manning (Gwin) Baumgardner, Sr. of Powell, Karen Gregg Patterson of N. Canton, Peter E. (Romaine) Walburn of Jacobsburg, James (Phyllis) Reed of Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ault of Springfield, Don (Cheryl) Roush of Johnstown, Beverly Perrin Kosiba of Clarkston, Mich., Barbara Jones Hegler of Lexington, S.C., Jeanie Manley Halley of Letart, W.Va., Alice Milliron Jacobs of Racine, John (Sharon) Manley, Cindy Morris (Gene) Abbott of Millersport, Mike Shafer of Kennesaw, Ga., Dennis Saelens of Middleport, and Texanna White Wehrung, also of Middleport.
Unable to attend because of health reasons were John Case, Patricia Lowery, and Michael Little. Former classmates who attended were Nick (Judy) Walburn of Lebanon, Ind., Ruth Ann Edwards (Howard) Parker of Marietta, Richard Hays of London, Sandy Hysell ( Gary ) Woodyard of Pickerington, and Don Hurley.
A table was set with pictures and candles in honor of the classmates who are deceased. These include Charlene Davis Batey, Wesley Gilkey, Jerry Bolyard, Jack Custer, Sandra Brewington Luckeydoo, Ronald Manley, Sharon Ingels Pooler, David Searls, and John Stephenson. Included in this display were others who had been classmates during our school years.
The class enjoyed a catered luncheon, followed by a cake decorated especially for the occasion. After the luncheon, many friends stopped by to visit and look at the memorabilia which was on display. Included in the list of visitors were two former teachers, Joe Stanley and Al Scarberry.
Two of the majorettes of the 1962 MHS era, Beverly Perrin Kosiba and Ruth Ann Parker, entertained with some high-stepping to the MHS Fight Song.
Many of those present attended the MHS Alumni Banquet held that evening.
Several of the class members were in town on Friday to enjoy the Hardware and Harmony block party held in Middleport by Tim and Edie King of King Ace Hardware.