The Elkins High School class of 1974 began celebrating its 35th reunion on July 24 with an informal gathering at Beander’s where several members from other EHS classes visited them. On July 25, a memorial service for 17 classmates was conducted with the dedication of a tree planted at Elkins High School in their memory, followed by a tour of EHS led by principal and class friend Dave Fincham. That evening, amid torrential rain and thunderstorms, classmates attended an outdoor dinner/dance at the home of Laura and Frank Santmyer on Country Club Road, and an early morning seafood breakfast prepared by Tim Conklin. Front row, from left are front John Singleton, Paula Hepler Heinke, Laura Billups Santmyer, Martha Gow Giddings, Jennifer Varner Gouer, Ellen Harner Jacobs, Mimi Welshonce Ramey, Sharon Arbogast Jones, Valerie Huff Williams, Pam Crites McCollam, Barbara Hutchison Combs, Debbie Bush and Brad Martin; second row, Bill Basil, Renee Looney Beale, Tim Conklin, Patti Wilmoth Heisman, Dave Arbogast, Barbara Workman Douglas, Terry Woodford Warner, Vera Day Lewis, Bob Jones, Dave Buccini, Joyce Booth Nestor, John Pennington and Brad Armentrout; back row, Dan Hamrick, Dick Harvey, Chuck Corley, Rob Legg, John Shreve, Terry Ward, Allen Guerra, Frank Hornick, Greg Leary, Chip Lewis, Rob Thompson, Donnie Moore, Cliff Schoonover, Randy Cross, Tom Rice and Dennis Doyle. Classmates also attending reunion activities, but not included in the class photo, were Bernard Carpenter, Tad Carter, Jeff Doerr, Tracy Freeman Olds, Marcus Hamden, Martha Hedrick McGee, Terry Howell, Ron Jordan, Betty Lewis Legg, Murray Reed, Roger White, spouses/guests and former teachers Jim Harman, Jean Jory, Jack Basil and Peg Rector. For more information about the class or to view more photos of the reunion, visit the Web site EHSclassof1974.com, which was designed by classmate Beverly Albright Leighton.