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Cumberland Alumni Banquet held May 23, 2009
by John E. LePage Jr.
from
The Daily Jeffersonian

CUMBERLAND -- The annual Cumberland Alumni Banquet took place May 23 at Viking Enterprises (the old Cumberland High School Building).

John and Peggy Whited, owners of Viking Enterprises, had a slide show of graduation pictures from the honored classes running on the stage throughout registration and the banquet.

They also had all of the class pictures along with other Cumberland High Viking memorabilia displayed in the cafeteria.

The alumni president gave the welcome and led those present in the invocation. Following the invocation, the dinner was served by T&J Market.

Toward the end of the meal, a bird came in through one of the gym doors. It made a few passes over the gym floor and then left the way it came in. There were no causalities at the tables (the wall wasn't so lucky).

After the meal, the alumni president recognized those present who would be graduating in 2009. There were two 2009 graduates in attendance: Dawna Bebout from Meadowbrook High School and Tyler Driggs from Tri-Valley High School. Each one told about their plans for furthering their education.

The alumni president along with alumni secretary read the letters from alumni in the honored classes of 1939, 1949, 1959, 1969 and 1979. Alumni from the honored classes who were present were given the opportunity to add to their letters or briefly tell about their lives after graduation if they didn't submit a letter. There were 23 in attendance from the honored classes: 1949, seven; 1959, ten; 1969, two; and 1979, four. The earliest class represented was 1938 with one member present, Doyle Ellis Howell.

When the class reports were finished, the president re-introduced Tyler Driggs. He talked about his family connections to the Cumberland area and sang three patriotic songs.

During the business meeting, it was moved that the slate of alumni officers (president, Sandy Wickham; vice president, John LePage Jr.; and secretary/treasurer, Jim Moore) be re-elected for the coming year.

The answers were given for the trivia game in the program. The game was won by Dawna Bebout.

Door prizes donated by over 30 area businesses, families and organizations were distributed. The president wished everyone a safe journey home.

The honored classes gathered briefly for group pictures after the banquet. Many alumni lingered in the gym and in the parking lot to visit not ready to let the evening end. Some are already making plans for 2010.

The colors for the evening were red, white and blue. The gym was decorated in a patriotic theme.

The alumni officers would like to thank the other members of the decorating committee Pam Moore, Darla Moore and Carl Wickham.

To see all the pictures click here.

Row 1: Class of 49  Arthur Lee Davis; John Cowgill; Clair West; Betty Paisley Hedge; Richard Manifold; Patricia Cowgill Buckey; Robert Bates

Row 2: Class of 59 Richard Jenkins; James Yerian;  Barbara Hewitt West; Kenneth West; Eldon Martin; Charles Snyder; Shirley Stevens Rhinehart

Row 3: Class of 59   Glenda West Webster; Dee Anne Ford Roberts; Lynn Hall

Row 1: Rebecca Macenko Wickham class of 69;  Patricia Conn Khune class of 69;  Dawna Bebout MHS class of 2009; Tyler Driggs Tri-Valley class of 2009 (musical guest)

Row 2: Class of 1979 - Debbie West Crozier; Susan Bates Tucker; John Whited

Also present but not pictured - Pam Hickle Moore class of 1979


Honored Classes

1929

ELECTA BARNETT                                                                           
EDNA KIRKMAN
FRIEND BATES 
GENEVA GLASS
MARY McLAUGHLIN
LENA GAITHER 
HOWARD HICKLE
LILLIAN STEWART
HELEN GARVIN    
ELSIE JORDAN
ELBERT STILL
AUGUSTA GLASS                                                                             
TREVA WALTERS


1939

JOHN ALLISON                                                                                 
NADINE HENREY
DAVID BAY
CLARK CRAFT                           
KATHRYN HOOK
DORIS BOND                             
VERNA DOWNEY                     
GLORIANA LePAGE
DOROTHY BOND                      
BERNICE ELLIOTT                   
RUTH LESTOCK
DALE BOYD                               
GEORGE GIVEN                        
ROBERT RANSOME
JUNE CHURCH                          
THOMAS HARDESTY               
JERRY TOM


1949

ROBERT A. BATES                                                                           
BETTY PAISLEY
THORBURN BOWEN                
DOROTHY HUHN                      
WANDA QUARRELS
JOHN COWGILL                        
LOIS KLINEKNECHT               
GEORGE SCOTT
PATRICIA COWGILL                
RICHARD MANIFOLD             
ALFERD SHAROCK
ARTHUR LEE DAVIS                
JAMES MOORE                          
MARGARET VOYTKO
RUTH DUDLEY                          
THELMA MUHLBACH             
CLAIR WEST
WAYNE HAYES                                                                                
NAOMI WISDOM


1959

SHIRLEY BELL
RICHARD JENKINS                  
CHARLES SNYDER
MYRTLE CRABTREE                
CHARLES KACKLEY               
SHIRLEY STEVENS
JAMES FLOWERS                      
WILLIAM McCLURG                
WANDA TOM
DEE ANNE FORD                      
GORDON McDANIEL, Jr.         
GLENDA WEST
ASHLEY LYNN HALL              
ROGER MALVIN                       
KENNETH WEST
BEVERLY HEDGE                     
ELDON MARTIN                        
EVA MAE YERIAN
BARBARA HEWITT                  
SHIRLEY NORRIS                     
JAMES E. YEARIAN


1969

DONALD BICKFORD                                                                       
LINDA MOORHEAD
TRENNA BURKEHARDT         
RAYMOND KACKLEY             
REBECCA SCOTT
PATRICIA CONN                       
REBECCA MACENKO              
JERRY LEE SNYDER
LAURA COYLE                          
PAM MAUST                               
CATHY YAKUPACK
LIBBY GENTRY                         
BERT MILHONE                        
ERNEST YEARIAN


1979

RANDY ANDERSON                                                                        
GEORGE TAYLOR
DONNIE BATES                         
GREGORY LOVE                       
BRENDA WEST
SUSAN BATES                           
BRENT McKINNEY                   
DEBBIE WEST
BOBBY BICKFORD                  
ELIZABETH MARTIN               
SHARON WEST
ELLEN GRESS                            
DARLENE MAY                         
BILL WHEELER
PAM HICKLE                              
KIM POWERS                             
JOHN WHITED
SHARI HUGHES                                                                                
JEFF ZILER

 

 

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