Members of the Tygarts Valley High School Class of 1959 held their 53rd year class reunion on Aug. 10, 11 and 12. On Aug. 10, the group gathered for a picnic and a time of fellowship at the home of Larry and Brenda Fidler Hornbeck. On Aug. 11, a banquet was held at the Elkins Motor Lodge. On Aug. 12, the group gathered once again at the Elkins Motor Lodge for brunch before departing for home.
After the banquet, a short business meeting was held with Virgil Tacy Jr. presiding. A number of gifts were given as door prizes and a time of remembrance for those classmates who are no longer with us.
The group decided to get together again in two years to celebrate the class' 55th year.
Some of the members of the Tygarts Valley High School Class of 1959 are shown here at their reunion. Seated, from left, are Bill Stanley, Jeannie (Hart) Varner, Ruth (Lowther) Harrold, Jo-Ellen (Currence) Teter, Polly (Lord) Chadwick, Patricia (Lindsay) Piercy, Joy (Channell) Lanham, Dora (Conrad) Morgan and Virgil Tacy Jr. Standing, from left, are George Updike, Johnnie Bennett, Virginia (Lindsay) Loudin, Barbara (Shaffer) Brown, Nancy (Smith) Coltrain, Edra Bowers, Brenda (Fidler) Hornbeck, Richard Gould, Mary Jo (Howell) Lawton, Bill Snyder, Howard Bennett and Bill Morgan.
Attending the banquet were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stanley of Mt. Airy, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Varner of Beverly; Mr. and Mrs. David Harrold of Elkins; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Teter of Elkins; Polly Chadwick of Negley, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Piercy of Kingmont; Mrs. Cecil Lanham of Montrose; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Morgan of Monterville; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Tacy Jr. of Beverly; Mr. and Mrs. George Updike of Hurricane; Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Bennett of Abington, Md.; Mrs. Roscoe Loudin of Avon, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Brown of Kissimmee, Fla.; Mrs. Jack Coltrain of Clearwater, Fla.; Edra Bowers of Elyria, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hornbeck of Mill Creek; Mr. Richard Gould of Valley Head; Mrs. Mary Jo Lawton of Warren, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Snyder of Wilmington, Del.; and Mr. Howard Bennett of Mill Creek.
Those who attended the picnic but were unable to attend the banquet were Mr. Cecil Lanham of Montrose; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Tacy of Huttonsville; and Mr. Mark Rennix of Mill Creek.