Welcome Class of 1954
September 9, 1994
Meadow Woods Country Club
September 10, 1994
Meadow Woods Country Club
6p.m. - 7:30p.m.
7:30p.m. - 9p.m.
9p.m. - 1a.m.
Introduction by Master of Ceremonies
Glenda (Sanders) Meizer
Merlin and the Meriettes
Wanda (DeBow) Bailey
Mariann (Nolta) McDonal
(DJ - Expressions)
40th Reunion Committee
For this reunion the committee did not have the traditional chairman and committee. We all did a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and some a large bit of that. Following is a list of the committee and a brief breakdown of all the bits, both little and large.
Duane and Helen Niekrenz - treasurer, music, decorations, photographer; carried a large box full of 1954 class information to every meeting.
Norma (Bundy) Turner - reservations, decorations, booklet, any mistakes in the booklet made by the computer.
David and Arleen Cross - decorations, worked with printer on booklet; any mistakes in booklet made by computer.
Jane (Fehrmann) Edmonson - decorations, kept check on what Helen and Duane did with all the checks; never offered to carry large box.
A. T. McCrary - head joke teller, decorations, said "no problem" on an average twelve times per meeting.
Gerry (Eller) VanZandt - wrote letter #1, decorations, menu, "balloon lady", whoops, sorry, "balloon person".
Suzie (Shreve) Sprehe - decorations, menu, laughed most at Fred Bauer's stories.
Pat (Stonecipher) Kuhn - wrote letter #2, dedication page, decorations, bought all the lovely gifts with our lovely money.
Barbara (Long) Linder - our May Queen of 1954 and the perfect choice to give out our door prizes at the picnic, plus she laughed at everyone's jokes.
Fred Bauer - an "out-of-towner" who, when in town, came to our monthly Thursday night meeting at The Green Grill. The experience changed the color of his hair.
Millicent Webster - "in-town" instigator, publicity, coordinator at large, used telephone a whle bunch. Favorite phrase, "Do we have to pay tax?"
Other members of the "Centralia Gang" who started with us but could not always attend the meetings were:
Shirley (Davis) Yuhasz
Mary Anna (Minton) Nollman
Doris (Johnson) Dearing
The "Out-of-Town Gang"
Pat and Dick Jones - "out-of-town" instigators, decorations, "tracer of lost persons".
Marilyn (Sprehe) Howell - "out-of-town" instigator, decorations, "tracer of lost persons".
Glenda (Sanders) Meizer - memorial, memorial page, decorations.
Other "tracers of lost person" - Carolyn (Carlson) Young, Phyllis (Philipp) Tolliver, and all the anonymous classmates who helped with names and addresses.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Southern Illinois, Inc.
Norma (Bundy) Turner - Magnets handcrafted by and courtesy of Norma.
Bill and Phyllis Doan
The Green Grill
A special thanks to all who attended the 40th Reunion of the Class of 1954 and helped make it such a great success!