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Reunions

Monday, July 18, 2011
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The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 held its annual reunion picnic June 18 at the Owl Creek Park. Class members in attendance included, front, from left, Dan Gangloff, Pat Kennedy Regalis, Jean Taylor Derr, Mary Ellen Boyer, Betty Rother Connely, John Urban, Mary Arner Dotter, Pearl Billman Leiby, Ruth Gerber Blaschak, and Irene Bachert Mantz. Second row, Harold Boyer, Tom Edwards, Marlin Reinhart, Paul Lewis, Ted Bogosh, Harry Fetterman, Dick Jones and Robert Mantz. Also in attendance, but unavailable for the photo were: Pauline Frantz Edling and Theresa Calabrese Dunkelberger.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1975 is seeking information on the following class members: Thomas and Timothy Phillips, Curtis Reinart, Anna Kibler, Linda Goddard, Lewis Gullone, Bruce Hall, Theresa Snyder, Mary Ann Reiss, Lena Zeigenfuss and Antoinette Yaich.

If anyone has information on these classmates, call Bonnie Hoffman, (610) 554-3528 or email mtvista@ptd.net.

The class of 1975-1979 will be holding its reunion on Oct. 22, at the Lehighton Orioles facility.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The 63rd annual Eck reunion will take place at the Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimerville Road, Emmaus in the rotary pavilion on Aug. 7.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish or dessert for the community table, a cake for the cake walk and a prize for the raffle table. A business meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. There will be games for the children.

Please bring current photos of your family.

For more information, call Lori Berta at (610) 967-9681 or (610) 533-9679.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The 84th Wanamaker-Snyder family reunion will take place on July 24, at the pavilion in Victory Park, Slatington, from 11 a.m. until dark.

Please bring items for games, prizes and the cake walk. Grills will be available. Beverages and free sundaes will be provided. Other than that, please bring your own food.

Call Barbara at (610) 439-7775.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Marian High School Class of 1986 is planning its 25th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 1.

Information was mailed out to classmates. If you have not yet received information about the reunion, contact Theresa, (570) 384-7386; Cheryl, (570) 497-5773; or Paula, (570) 668-6852.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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The Summit Hill High School Class of 1951 celebrated its 60-year class reunion on June 26 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Committee members were Joseph Mustacchio, Tom Frantz, Mary Danchak Scapanda and Lavonne Rex Rehrig. Classmates attended from Portland, Ore.; Orlando, Fla.; Maryland; New Jersey; as well as locally. Classmates in attendance include, front row from left, Joan Williams McLaughlin, Anna Marie Shafer, Edith Nardoni Ryan, Lavonne Rex Rehrig, Hazel Beth Kutz Barnhart, Mary Danchak Scapanda, Josephine Zarzeka Jupina and Betty Williams Briner.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Members of the Lehighton High School Class of 1961 celebrated their 50-year high school reunion on June 10 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Those attending included: front row, seated, from left, Eileen Ohl, Valance Moyer Weidner and Nancy Hoppes Oswald.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Members of the Palmerton High School Class of 1961 gathered June 11 for their 50-year class reunion at Blue Ridge County Club in Palmerton. Those attending included, front row from left, Arthur Pettit, Gail Adams Bell, Alice Arner Walck, Ann Teichert German, Cathy Honzo Wolter, Carol Smith Stefanik, Carol Werkiser Kuronyi, Judith Frano Sommers, Brenda Meckes Abraham, Carolyn Hittner Handwerk, Carolyn Beers Andrews, Candace Simpson, Doris Farenkopf, Gloria Kravetz Kraftician, Judy Dotter Walck and Barbara Buck Barilla.

Monday, June 27, 2011
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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.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1991 will host its 20-year reunion on Sunday, July 17, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park in the Beer Pavilion, starting at noon.

Anyone in the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1990 or 1992 is also welcome to attend. Please RSVP by July 7 to Jill Gavornik at (570) 325-4089 or jgavorni@yahoo.com.

Classmates are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of music, food, and laughter and reminisce about their high school days.

Please bring a covered dish to share. There is a small admission charge.