Garaway High (GHS) Class of 1961 Alumni List

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The most popular movie of 1961 was 101 Dalmatians which has grossed over $153,000,000 since its release. The TV series Gunsmoke was the most popular show of 1961.

Reunions and Garaway High School News

Reunion Date: 2016-08-27
Dear Garaway Class of '61,
Did you find your "love" in Sugarcreek or maybe across the ocean? No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey; you are welcome to attend our 55th Class Reunion on Saturday, August 27, 2016. To start the day, we will meet at Miller's Dutch Kitchen, 108 E. Main Street, Baltic, Ohio at 9:00 AM for Breakfast - your choice of menu. The cost of their breakfast buffet is $8.55 plus tax.
The Social Hall of the Shanesville Lutheran Church, Sugarcreek, Ohio (located on Shane Square - SW corner of State Rt. 39 and 93) will be open and available for class members to "hang out" anytime during the day. The Social Hall is handicapped accessible with restrooms and air conditioning. Snacks and beverages will be available. Bring a comfortable lawn chair.
There are several options available for the afternoon such as visiting the Reeve's Museum and/or Warther's Museum in Dover, the Ragersville Museum or the Sugarcreek Museum. We will discuss and decide our plans for the afternoon at breakfast. If you are not able to attend breakfast but would like to be a part of the afternoon activities, please stop at the church Social Hall by 11:30 AM to find out WHAT is on the agenda for the afternoon.
We will gather In the Church Social Hall at 6:00 PM for Dinner. The cost for the evening Dinner, afternoon snacks, and the rent of the Social Hall for the day will be $20 per person. There will be some admission fees if we decide to visit some of the museums.
The dress for the day is "Casual". Comfort is the key word. Having Fun spending time with your classmates is the Plan.
Posted: 07/15/2016
Reunion Date: 2016-08-27
Twenty members of the Garaway Class of 1961 gathered with their friends and/or spouses in the Shanesville Lutheran Church Social Hall, Sugarcreek Ohio on August 27, 2016 for their 55th Class Reunion. Mr. Bob Ricer was Master-Of-Ceremonies for the evening program which was concluded with the showing of the made for TV Movie, "Love Finds You in Sugarcreek". Class members were able to spend time together during the afternoon in the church social hall where snacks and games were available. The evening meal was catered by Mrs. Sandy Kleinknecht and Log Cabin Catering.
Class members and spouses also enjoyed breakfast at Miller's Dutch Country Kitchen restaurant at Baltic, Ohio. Several door prizes were awarded at both the breakfast and the evening gathering. Bob Tidrick who lives in Arizona received the prize for traveling the farthest to attend the reunion. A door prize was also awarded to the person (male and female) with the most tattoos. . . . We wanted to see how many of us were up on the latest trends . . . only one person ("younger" non class member) had a small tattoo. Conclusion: "Today's trends (or at least one of them) have not changed the Class of "61" or maybe we have not caught up with the fads of 2016. An updated Class Memory Book, which included" Baby Pictures" of class members, was presented to those in attendance by Judy Harstine.
Thanks to the following class members for planning our reunion: Judy Harstine, Sonja Hollinger, Betty Kaser, Mary Kohler, Dennis Lingler, Nancy Schindler, and Linda Sigrist. Our next reunion will be on the 4th week-end of August (August 25, 2018). Mark your calendars!
Posted: 09/16/2016
Reunion Date: 2018-09-08
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Dear Classmates,

We are having a party! Most of us have already reached or will soon reach , our 75th Anniversary of birth. Let's celebrate together.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8th, 2018. Classmate, Nancy (Fankhauser) Schindler has invited us to spend the day at Hans Place (see flyer) which is
located at Broad Run Corner (formerly Broad Run Cheese) at the intersection of Old State Route 39 and Broad Run Dairy Road between Sugarcreek and Dover.

There will be a Continental Breakfast available starting at 10:00 AM after which we can mingle and revisit our school time memories and renew friendships. Because we are "old" and some prefer not to drive after dark, we will have Lunch at 2:00 PM. We will be ordering from Hans Place restaurant menu. For those who would like to spend more time celebrating our 75th , reminiscing and catching up on each other's lives, we are welcome to stay (or leave and come back) and enjoy musical entertainment and dancing which is scheduled by Hans Place from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

Please write a "Memory" ( any memory) of your school years as a member of the Class of"61", (see back of this letter) which will be shared with class members, and return with your reservations (number who will be attending) to Judy Harstine, 4894 Schneider's Crossing NW, Dover, Ohio 44622 or e-mail: ***** by Saturday,
AUGUST 18th, 2018. Be sure to include any address corrections or e-mail address changes.

Bring any Memorabilia that you would like to share with your classmates.

Hope to see you there,

Reunion Committee,
Sonja Hollinger, Judy Harstine, and Nancy Schindler

PS: For a ride from parking lot to Hans Place entrance, call Nancy at (330) 827-XXXX
Posted: 07/24/2018

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