To the Editor:

This past weekend, the Piqua Central High School Class of 1968 descended on the City of Piqua to celebrate their 50th class reunion. A great time was had by all, starting with a gathering at the Piqua-Troy football game on Friday night followed by an after-game party at the home of Karen Willcox- Gokay. Thank you, Karen, for opening your home to this rowdy group. The weekend concluded with a wonderful dinner and time of sharing at the Piqua Country Club.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make it a memorable event: Piqua Daily Call, Quint Creative Signs, Readmore Hallmark, Alliston Manor’s Flower Box, Bushnell Collision, Comfort Inn, Eagle Printing & Graphics,Edward Jones Investments-Mike McCorkle, Eye Q Eye Care, Main Optical, Mainstreet Piqua, Melcher Sowers Funeral Home, Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua Granite & Marble Co., RE/Max Finest-Kathy Henne, Unity National Bank, Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance, Paul Sherry Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Town & Country Furniture, Goin’ Postal , Hulme & Company CPA’s, John Bertke-State Farm, McCulloch, Felger, Fite & Gutmann Co. LPA, Piqua Battery, Sunset Meats, Susie’s Big Dipper, YWCA, Journey Salon and Joe Thoma Jewelers & Sons.

A thank you also goes out to our classmates Pam Bushnell for providing the wonderful Teddy Bear centerpieces, Mike Culver for his donation of an original artwork for a door prize and his photography expertise, Rosie Landwehr-McCrady and her husband Bob for being our DJs and Marcia Hall-Kessler for providing a fun photo staging.

A special thanks goes to Freddy and Brenda Worthington who put in hours of time (herding cats) chairing our committee. Big thanks go to Rick Barringer who organized an outstanding display of school memories.

Last but not least, a thank you to committee members Carol Joseph-Thompson, Gee Wilson-Hall, Karen Willcox-Gokay, Linda Hampton-Berrett, Pam Bushnell, Susan Valentine-Bausman, Tim Reed and Vicki Vetter-Reed for their time and effort that produced a memorable weekend.

— Bob Black

Piqua Central High School Class of 1968

Reunion Committee