The Class of '61 has chosen to hold its 55th Reunion "Mixer" on Friday, July 1 in conjunction with the Weir High 100th All Classes Reunion with activities to be held that same weekend.
The 55th Reunion Mixer will be held at the AHEPA Hall at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church at 3528 West Street, Weirton, WV on July 1, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 10pm. Snacks and cash bar. Cost is $10 per person. Checks made payable to "Weir High Class of 1961" can be mailed to Sandy LaPosta Riopelle, 3901 Beaumont Drive, Weirton, WV 26062. Postcards were mailed to all classmates in mid March. Several have been returned because class members have moved and there are no longer forwarding addresses.
For those of you who would like to attend the dinner/dance on Saturday as well as other weekend activities, please go to www.weirghigh100years.myevent.com for more information and a list of all of the activities. You can also make your reservations there. We look forward to seeing many of you. I spoke with the 100th Reunion organizer and she said she will reserve tables for the Class of '61 at the dinner/dance on Saturday, July 2. If you are going, make your reservation through that website and let me know if you want to sit at our reserved tables.
You can all me any time at (304) 276-8336 with any questions or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
72 classmates made it to the 70th birthday party and what a blast we all had. People came from as far as Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Food was good; music was excellent and the photo booth was a huge hit. As soon as I get the pictures, they will be posted on the site (hopefully in a week or so).
A HUGE thank you to everyone who came and also to those who helped with the event.
Thanks to Bill Anderson, movies of our prom night are posted on the following website:
Directions to access movies: click on above link; click on Bill Anderson's photo in upper right corner to view all folders (4); click on the folder you wish to view (there are four); then click on the photo that pops up on the upper left.
The website will be up and running for several years thanks to the "Class of '61" treasury!
Following are the names of classmembers shown in the picture below. To enlarge the picture, click on the picture once and then click on it again and you will see everyone's beautiful face.
Members of the Weir High Class of 1961 attending their 50th Reunion are as follows:
Row 1: Joyce Hurd Barnhart, Sheila Bigler Higgens, Diane Karnoupakis Westbrook, Wilma Kocher McElwain, Emily Johnson Waggle, Carol Gaston Monigold, Eileen Rodell, Goldie Ballas Litva, Maria Alimonas Gialamas, Carol McCoy Tindall, Rosemary Stoica Brown.
Row 2: Mary Ann Rosnick Elliot, Joyce Queer Ferguson, Ellen Joseph Norris, Kathy Forester Demko, Sandy LaPosta Riopelle, Elene Moraitis Page, Corliss McGee Brown, Gloria Dhayer Jones, Mabel Morgan Anisz, Betty Kester Gress, Karen Schultz McIntyre, Helen Kolakis Tsiftis, Judy Cook Zajac, Harriet Bolling Hawthorne, Joy Labishak Oriole, Jane Carson Anderson.
Row 3: Nancy Tedrow Young, Sharon DeFranco Lucas, Kay Clear Dowdy, Marie Krak Miller, Judy Bee Tate, Ada Cain Hargest, Pat Slusarek Swiger, Linda Guzzetta Bress, Joanne Markle Barkhurst, Karen Wright Loeffler, Judy Morgan Pievach, Dorothy Watson Rhodes, Brenda Casey, Eileen Spensky Jones.
Row 4: Lamoine Bennett Russell, Karen Jackson Melvin,Trina Meadows, Janice Dorsey Whitaker, Patti Harris Evans, Joyce Carroll Tarowsky, Patty MacDonald Wiseman-Jones , Sharon McIntyre Griffeth, Michaelene Lengyl Reed, Henrietta Butler Botts, Sandy Visnic Hack, Karen Lahr Ross, Barbara Hanlin LaPosta, Glenda Ronshausen Fair, Karen Graham Mentzer, Nelda Martin Lennox, Susan Hausman Fisher, Janet Lucas, Donna McDonald Worthington. Judy Smith Wilkinson.
Row 5: MacArthur Williams, Ron Daugherty, Steve Caritis, Jamie Bryant, Matt Bartolovich, Matt Voulgarakis, Jim Vroni, Bard Hickman, Dave Robertson, Jocelyn Daugherty Williams, Herb Minnis, Larry Stealey, Julia Monezis Wallden, Virginia Harvard Nieves, Hoy Van Horn, Ronald Six, Carole Jackson MacLochlan, Ed Onori, Joyce Cumblidge Epsilantis, Toni Tronti Land.
Row 7: Frank Julian, Eugene Arango, Bill Huff, Jack Botts, Bob Kelley, Ron Brenda, Dave Baker, Marlene Motley Ray, Gary Mastromichalis, Bob Chuma, Jerry Long, Harold Elliot, Roger Lemasters, Dave Wade, Frank LePera.