CCHS Class of 1960 Holds 50th Reunion

By Pat Kirby Cunningham

The Clarke County High School Class of 1960 held its 50th reunion the weekend of Saturday October 2 – 4 at Cacapon State Park Lodge in Berkley Springs, WV.

Classmates and guests played golf Friday and had dinner at the Lodge Restaurant Friday  evening. On Saturday, another round of golf followed by a reception and cocktails at 5PM, and a delicious buffet dinner enjoyed by everyone in the Lodge. There were 41 classmates, one staff member Mrs. Margaret Cepelka Hench and 27 guests in attendance.

CCHS Class of 1960 Reunion (Left to Right) 1st row: Pat Fiddler Cobb, Kathie Varner Bowman, Barbara Hummer Peffer, Patsy Buckner, Peggy Lake Terry, Charles Terry 2nd row: Gene Larrick, David Duvall, Richard Grim, Alois Tinsman Egan, Dorothy Boyd Breeden, Anne Devers Bromley, Marty Reardon Proffit, Mary Lake Creel, Peggy Alger Williams, Joan Renner Adams 3rd row: Howard Lloyd, Clint McWhinney, Barbara Bryant McWhinney, Kathleen Huff Lovelace, Priscilla McVay Gould, Mary Frances Kahle Beebout, Sandy Kercheval Larrick, Rhoda Settle Pidgeon, Dick McDonald, Bob Walton, Pat Kirby Cunningham 4th row: Patsy Whetzel McFillen, Patsy Broy Sardelis, Linda Murphy Ashworth, Daisy Wilson McDonald, Doris Pyne Pendleton, Mary Barr Cox, Betty Edens Racer 5th row: Gary Elsea, Hunter Vaught, Larry Meyers, Spencer Cake, Sammy Buckley, Bradley Grove, Ray Racer - Photo Pat Kirby Cunningham

Gag gifts were presented to golfers Gene Ray Larrick, Richard Grim, Jim Pendleton and Guy Pidgeon. Gifts were also presented to Ray Racer for winning the Doo Wop Quiz, Rhoda Settle Pidgeon for traveling the farthest, Mary (Barr) and John Cox for being married the longest, and Dorothy (Boyd) and Sam Breeden for being the most recently married.

Table favors were Wine glasses (etched with “CCHS 50th 1960-2010″) compliments of Larry Meyers and Note Caddies imprinted with CCHS Class of ’60 & the Eagles Logo compliments of Mary Frances Kahle Beebout. Betty & Ray Racer composed and printed the reunion program and handbook.

Master of Ceremonies Gary Elsea thanked the reunion committee members, Mary Frances Kahle Beebout, Larry Meyers, Pat Kirby Cunningham, Doris Pyne Pendleton, Mary Barr Cox, Marty Reardon Proffitt, Betty Edens Racer, Priscilla McVay Gould, Linda Murphy Ashworth and Patsy Whetzel McFillen for their work in putting together a memorable 50th reunion. Also recognized were Richard Grim and Sandy & Gene Larrick for their help.

Many nice door prizes donated by class members were handed out.

Sunday morning classmates and guests gathered in the Lodge Restaurant for more  reminiscing over breakfast. Classmates traveled from Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Nevada, West Virginia and Virginia.

The Class of 1960 has held a reunion every five years since graduation and in 2001started holding a mini reunion every year between the five year reunions. There were 82 in the graduating class, 15 are deceased.

Comments

  1. Patsy McFillen says:

    IT WAS GREAT TO ATTEND THE 50TH CCHS CLASS REUNION AND SEE ALL MY CLASSMATES AND CATCH UP ON 50 YEARS. WE ALL COULD NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE WERE DOING IN 1960.EACH OF US HAD OUR OWN STORIES TO TELL AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET CCHS AND THE CLASS OF 1960, IT MADE US WHO WE ARE TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!