PPHS Alumni Association Reunion held

The Point Pleasant High School Alumni Association celebrated it’s annual reunion on July 29, 2017 with a dinner and dance held at the National Guard Armory in Point Pleasant.

The invocation and welcome was given by Donald Waldie, president of the association. Waldie also asked for a moment of silence in memory of Denise Buchanan, who passed away last year. She had served the association in many capacities since it’s inception. The meal was catered by Wellington’s of Scarlet Oaks.

Following the dinner a short business meeting was conducted. The secretary’s report was submitted by Wilma Fisher and the treasurer’s report was submitted by Teresa Flowers and Debbie Young. An election was held to replace two positions in the association. Linda Lieving was nominated for Secretary and Kevin Fooce was nominated for the Board of Governors. The membership voted and unanimously approved both individuals. Following the election the scholarships were given out. The alumni association annually awards scholarships to three PPHS graduating seniors. The 2017 recipients were Bailey Calandros, Michaela Cottrill and Blake Hesson. The scholarships were presented to the students by Rick Handley, vice president of the association. Handley then recognized the anniversary classes in attendance.

Following the dinner and business portion of the evening, the scholarship winners helped the officers with raffle and door prize drawings. To end the evening a dance was held with music provided by deejay “Rockin’ Ronnie” Spencer.

Those attending the reunion from Point Pleasant and the surrounding area were Bailey Calandros, Greta Calandros, Michaela Cottrill, Mick Cottrill, Dottie Campbell, Jack Buxton, Don and Margaret Waldie, Russell and Janet Holland, Eva Carry, Kevin and Samantha Fooce, Lucy Cullen, Linda Craig, Albert Stephens, Martha Sturgeon, Tom and Wilma Fisher, June Nibert, Rick and Tanya Handley, Diane Epling, Mike Balch, Teresa Flowers, Debbie Young, Paul Somerville, Patty Lee, Paul and Sheila Rollins, Bill and Sheila Burdette, Leonard Riffle, Virginia Sanders, Donald and Lana Rayburn, Debby Hickel, Michael Harlow, Jackie and Anna Ocheltree, Frank and Linda Capehart, Jim and Erma Whittington, Carolyn Hartenbach, Jack Fowler, Doris Rhodes, Dotty Nott, Tracy Stewart, Betty McCoy, Bob and Eileen Baird, Juanita Burdette, Smith and Louise McCausland, Kyle McCausland, Richard and Angela Potts and Raymond and Mollie Yauger.

Attending from other locations in the state of West Virginia were Sue Cobb, Virginia Glass, Margaret Heltzel, Linda Belton, George Dudding, Liz LaMac, Ann Johnson, David Plants, Ruth Short and Mary Berry.

Those attending from Ohio were Lowell and Sue Allen, Shirley Adkins, Lissa Curnutte, Evalee Shank, Walsine and Julia Pierce, Archie and Janet Newell, Raymond and Vikki Lieving, Cherie Escue, Ruth Thomas, Charlene Chapman, Beth Chapman and Carol Mourning.

Others attending from various states were Charlie and Jane Holstein, Angie Lincicome, Frank Quillin, Bill and Fran Roberts from Florida; Mary Frances Blain, Linda Smith, Jim & Cora Fields from Kentucky; Don Head from Maine; Alice Beaver from Missouri; John and Kristina Chapman from Pennsylvania; Enoch Staats from South Carolina; Larry and Carol Mason and Gene and Wanda Pickens from Tennessee; Sharon Radebaugh from Texas; and Richard Cole from Virginia.

The PPHS Alumni Association expressed gratitude to the merchants who donated door prizes for the event: Advance Auto; Advance Design – Denise Scarberry; All About You – Kenny Grady; Classic Hair Care – Tina Hartley; Coffee Grinder; Cornfed’s Smokehouse & Grill; Digital Computing Solutions; Donohue’s Quick Lube; Dr. Mark Nolan; Four Seasons Florist; Fruth Pharmacy; Lighthouse Pub & Grill; Magic Mirror; New to You/BR’s Used Cars; Ohio Valley Bank; Paul’s Auto Glass; Paul’s Food Mart; Peoples Bank; Peoples Federal Credit Union; Piggly Wiggly; Shabby to Chic Hair Salon; Siders Jewelry; Subway – John Rairden; Tudors Biscuit World – Jimmy Sayre and Willa’s.

Information submitted by Debby Hickel.

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