Class of 53 celebrates 65th reunion
Marion High School class of 1953 met Sept. 29 at Marion Christian Church on Old Settler’s Day to celebrate their 65th class reunion.
Arletta’s Catering of Burns prepared the meal. Welcome and invocation prior to the dinner were given by Bob Seibel.
Tables were decorated with centerpieces featuring a large yellow rose, the class flower, and the class motto, “One step at a time, but always forward.” It was noted that two more words might well be added, “very carefully.”
Theodora Koslowsky was mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Betty Seibel led the group in a game, catching everyone up on each other.
Letters from classmates not able to attend were read by Ron and Ruth Herbel.
Class members then recounted a special memory from high school, which turned out to be quite interesting. The group was then favored with a special number by a kazoo band called “The Leftovers,” whose members were composed of eight specially-selected “volunteers.”
A memorial for deceased classmates was led by Koslowsky.
Jim and Violet Richmond were hosts for the evening and held a drawing for door prizes. As Jim called the numbers, Violet presented the prizes, selected from Trace of Copper of Marion.
Class members decided this would be their last organized “round up.” A final roll call was given as classmates gathered to pose for their last class picture. The final words of the evening were “Thanks for the memories and Auf Wiedersehen.”
Last modified Oct. 18, 2018