Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Saturday Night with the "Sixty is Sexy" Birthday Crowd!

The second night of our "Sixty is Sexy" Birthday Party featured a dinner, a Memorial Service for Classmates who have passed away, dancing, Karaoke, door prizes, 
a lot more visiting and all around fun!

Karen Bennett Raubuck made this fun sign to welcome us, 
and they passed out cupcakes and sang "Happy Birthday to us!" 

Candy LaGrange McCord, another committee chairperson, introduces the Memorial Service.
I was very honored to be asked to offer a prayer for the Memorial Service commemorating the 58 classmates who have died since we started our sophomore year at 
Terre Haute North Vigo High School back in 1972.

This was a very fitting little memorial.

Rick Long reads off the names of the 58 classmates who have passed away....

Then white dove balloons were released in their memory.

After that Karen got things really going..

Jerri Haney Sullivan and Bill Sullivan,
Dave Terkosky and Calvin Deweese.

Diana Bowden Moore, Joy Throckmorton and Jerry Cottom

Two very dear friends, Dawn Keller Doll and Janice Fetter-Salmon

Karen and Dan Raubuck and Steve Bryant

Dee Dee Bauer Huff, Debbie Smock and Ila Mitchell.

Brenda Baker Kirchner, John Nesting and me.

Dancing the night away to some great '70s tunes.

And of course... line dancing! 
Remember the "Electric Slide"

Debbie Smock, John Nesting, Dee Dee Bauer Huff
and Linda Needham Cottom

Dawn and Debbie

Singing some Soul with my "sistas"!Nila Owens Anderson,Venita Oakley Stallings,
Natalie Weatherspoon
and Ila Mitchell hiding in the back.

Jim Lucas giving us a lively rendition of
"Smokin' in the Boys Room"

Singing a little Patsy Cline

Two more forever friends from Kindergarten
through High School. Ken Bandy with his wife Sue
and Jayne Cozart Sullivan with her husband Joe.

Ken (we always called him Kenny), Sue, Jayne and Joe.
This picture makes me happy!

With Debbie Pease

With Jayne Cozart Sullivan, and life long friend.

These ladies were at the "Fun" table! Natalie Weatherspoon
and Ila Mitchell

along with Nila Owens Anderson, Venita Oakley Stallings,
"Vanita... what do you see?"

Nila said...."Take it again, this is my good side!"

Ila, Vanita, Nila and Natalie singing some blues to the crowd.

I Couldn't tell these Identical twins apart in High School.
Helen and Susan Gore, (now Joseph and Fletcher) 
The committee did such a wonderful job organizing this whole weekend. Thank you Karen Bennett Raubuck, Candy LaGrange McCord, Rick Long, Dawn Keller Doll, Karen Adams-Buchholz, Susan Gore Fletcher and Kim Thomas Piazza. Your hard work paid off with an amazing event!
It was such a fun and special weekend. I really hope I am able to 
come back for our 45th Reunion in 3 years!

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