Class of 1963 reunites
The Elkins High School Class of 1963 had its 50th class reunion July 19-20.
Attending, from left in the front, are Carolyn Tyre Jackson, Joanne Ramsey Pastine, Mary Jane Hanger Bertelli, Carol Workman Arbogast, Jean Brookhyer Moore, Sharon Altiere, Janet White Lytle, JoAnn Tingler Coberly, Jennifer Corrick Moats, Kay Rosencrance Camplese, Barbara Monahan Gribble and Martha Conrad Kerns. In the second row are William “Bill” Stump, Russell “Butch” Himes, Carole White Curfman, Barbara Calain Brown, Nancy Cussins Childers, Donna Brown McGee, Wanda Vance Arbogast, James “Chuck” Barkley, Linda Daniels Edwards, Julie Roy Tilson, Beverly Nefflen Randolph, Elizabeth Knutti, Betsey Williams Harnden, Sharon Armentrout Blosser, Kay Bland Compagnucci, Willis “Bill” McCollam, Sandy Skidmore Karlan and Richard Hyson. In the third row are Kenneth Simpson, Charles Holland, Robert “Bob” Simms, Arnol Lamb, John Vance, Ronald Corder and Tom Simmons. In the back row are George Scott, James “Jake” Roberts, Thruman Hamrick, Erwin Conrad, Joe Daken and Larry Knicley. Not pictured is David Joseph.
The weekend began on the evening of July 19 with an informal get-together at the Elkins Motor Lodge 1863 Tavern. Classmates, friends and spouses spent the evening talking about old times. On July 20, a dinner and dance was hosted at Orchard Hall. Food for the evening was prepared and served by the Randolph County Cancer Support Group. The music was provided by DJ Mike White. During the evening, balloons were launched in memory of deceased classmates. A special guest for the evening was former EHS band director Jack Basil.