Tamaqua High School Class of 1953 hosts annual picnic
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 include, front from left, Billy Rarick, Dorothy Uzick Stafiniak, Eddie Price, Marlene Cutter Turner, Alma Schaeffer Fisher, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Janice Schlegel Pickenheim, Shirley Schuetrumpf Reigel, Joan Ames Davis, Jean Rinker Stephens, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Joan Gober Tracy, Marie Kistler Gursky, Marion Aiken Miller, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Jean Heisler Chaballa and Nancy Hoffman Dreisbach. Read, Donald Lloyd, Ronald Zimmerman, John Schock, Mary Swank Brown, Kenny Nunemacher, Mae Stribic McKeever, Donald Tyson, Curt Williams, Wellis Balliet and Robert Fisher. Missing from the photo are Faye Heffelfinger Gross and Shirley Lauer Milot.
Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 gathered for a picnic on June 28 at Leiby's Grove in Lewistown Valley.
Class members who served on the Picnic 2014 committee who were in attendance were co-chairwoman Alma Schaeffer Fisher, co-chairman Curt Williams, Nancy Hoffman Driesbach, Marion Aiken Miller, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Jean Rinker Stephens, Marie Kistler Gursky, Mae Stribic McKeever, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Shirley Lauer Milot, Marlene Cutter Turner, Joan Gober Tracy, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Robert Fisher and Ronny Zimmerman.
Since the picnic in 2012, the class has lost eight members: Joan Welsh Kucharik, Patricia Rice Garnier, Robert Wetterau, Daniel Kriner, Phillip Krapf, Rosemarie Comisac Peiffer, Mildred Collins Weaver and Edward Biskis. The class has now lost 60 of its members.
Classmates were generous at this picnic and donations totaling $300 were added to the class treasury. Ronny Zimmerman provided the use of the grove. The picnic was catered by Hess Catering of Schuylkill Haven.
Next year's picnic will be held on June 27, 2015. Anyone who was ever a member of the Class of 1953 is invited to attend. For more information contact Curt Williams at 570-668-1831.