The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1976 had its 35-year reunion on Saturday, June 11 at Hope's Grove in Tamaqua. There were 42 class member and a total of 63 people in attendance. The day included a pig roast, picnic, dancing, socializing and ended with a fireworks display. Prizes were awarded to acknowledge notable events: first arrival, Susie Hirsch Hummel; most years of post high school education, Dave Angst; traveled farthest to attend, Denise Clouser White (Texas); most grandchildren, Byron Bensinger; 35th person to sign in, Lois Comisac Smarr; and longest high school romance, Steve and Joan Sherry Houser. The reunion committee included Mary Semko Koch, Bill Price, Vince Putt and Sandy Roberts Kleckner. The class expressed their appreciation to Matt and Lisa Hope for their generosity in hosting the event. Those attending included, front row from left, Diane Faust Miller, Mary Semko Koch, Sandy Roberts Kleckner, Diana Dalto, Debi Dodson, Karen Wood, Joan Sherry Houser, and Anna Sherry Houseman. Second row, Barb Kammerdeiner Renninger, Susie Hirsch Hummel, Lois Comisac Smarr, Cindy Collura Martin, Carla Patrick Neidert, Denise Clouse White, Patti Facini Kaschak, Beth Fritzinger Jones, Vicky Krause Tirpack, Tammy Frantz, Cindy Russo May, Wanda Nunemacher Keefer and Terry Gerber. Third row, Tad Yates, Vince Putt, Dave Argall, Tom Parsons, Barry Bright, Tim Lorah, Dave Angst, Frank Calabrese, Steve Houser and Bill Price. Fourth row, Matt Hope, Stan Huegel, Ron Tempest, Karl Rudloff, Byron Bensinger, Terry Houtz, Don Davis, Joe Smarr, Ron Shirey and Tom Wertman.
Tamaqua Class of 1976 hosts 35-year reunion
Monday, June 27, 2011