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I don't see a folder for this Reunion so will place the information here.
50th Class Reunion Sept 22nd and 23rd 2006
Any Classmates from our CHS....( currently Central) YOU ARE INVITED to our Friday night get together ( the 22nd) at 7:00 pm at the Shriner's Club.
NO registration just show up for fun and conversation.
Also on Friday afternoon ( 22nd ) we will be touring the OLD CHS School ( Central) 725 7th Street at 3:30 pm. This may be your last chance to take pictures inside of our Alma Mater before they tear it down next spring. We will have to wait until school lets out at 3:05 pm. We can park anywhere after the buses have left for the day. NO Registration -- just gather at the trophy case. Hope to see some of you there !!! Lynn Holmes Bigley
Saturday night will be reservations only at Harrison Lake Country Club.
Please contact Lynn Holmes Bigley for information before Sept 17th deadline.
(I am hoping to make the afternoon tour and Friday night's activities if the weather's right for me. BE SURE to bring your camera !! Anyone care to join me ?? Please let me know ) Margo email@example.com
Post by Margo CHS Class of 55 on Sept 22, 2006 23:23:17 GMT -5
I had a great time this afternoon doing the tour of CHS. I had gone to purposely take pictures of the GYM and Music Building. I also wanted to see the Auditorium. It is now downstairs and looks much smaller than ours.
At the Gym the girls volleyball team was practising. I believe it still has the original floor. There are rumors floating that they are going to cut up the floor into small pieces and sell them. Ditto with all the bricks. However no confirmation on either. Can not remember what type of score board we had Anyone ?
Unfortunately by then I was too tired to take the stairs through the boys locker room..through the pool..and up through the girls locker room. They had also sold the Washington Building and it is now apartments. So that was a bust. They had several old pictures of the school on display in a case in the main hallway of the school.
I went out to the Fish Fry tonight at the Shriner's Club and the room was packed ! I saw several of my 1955 Classmates there- plus ones from '54 - '57- '58 - '60 and the fish was delicious ! Someone on the committee had put together a wonderful book of all the classmates with pictures and updated bio's. However they ran out of them. So will borrow one next week from my "bro" Don Ward and copy what information I would like to keep. I enjoyed very much visiting with a lot of the members of this class. The rain came and we were glad they had it inside !
I know they will have a grand time tommorrow night at the Country Club . Thanks Lynn Holmes Bigley for your gracious invitation. I really enjoyed myself. Margo McCalip Hughey CHS Class of '55
I attended the tour of CHS on Friday, September 22nd. I did not go to school there, but my mother graduated from there in 1951. I took photos for her since she wasn't able to come for her reunion earlier this summer. Enjoy!
The first photo is of a section of the gym floor. Did they used to bowl as part of gym class??
I have included photos of the pool area. Our "guide" told us that they tried to drain the pool about 3 years ago, but as water was let out, walls began to develope large cracks. They were afraid the entire area was going to collapse. The water was left in, but no chemicals are maintained in the pool and no circulation of the water is done. The pool has not been used for years.
This is stair detail in the old "Wilson" building.
As I understand it, these next two photos are where the cafeteria used to be. It is currently the auditorium.
Rhonda, Thanks for the terrific pictures inside our old high school. Oh what memories those pool pictures bring back....trying to get your hair dry after swimming, the showers....eek, running back to class in the cold of Winter with a wet head.....and yes, I even learned to swim in that pool! :-) I remember Miss Foster telling me the day I "passed" my swimming test that "I could be a good swimmer if I ever got over my fear of the water". How right she was but it took moving to Florida, having my own pool and swimming daily to finally get over my fear of deep water. That is one thing I do miss about living in Florida....my own pool!
Someone posted before that they may sell the bricks to the old building and I surely hope they will. I definitely would like to buy some.
I always thought it was so strange, here we grew up and went to school in Indiana in the early 50's, we had a pool and took swimming class weekly. My kids grew up in Florida and guess what....no pool. :-( In order to take swimming, kids had to take Summer school and then they were bussed to a nearby sports facility where they could swim. How far advanced this little town of Columbus, Indiana was for the times and we should all be so proud we lived here and grew up here.
Great pictures, Rhonda and thanks again for taking them.
Post by Margo CHS Class of 55 on Sept 25, 2006 10:45:16 GMT -5
Rhonda We evidently were both there during the tour. Sorry I missed chatting with you but was busy with Martha Baker- - Barbara Brown and Don Ward and Geneva Phegley. I am so glad I did not make it down to the pool. How do they control the odor ??
Yes I learned to swim in that pool also. Somehow it made you feel very proud you could enter the " Deep Water ". I never could get a hair dryer and ran many a day to the Washington Building with wet hair. Oh the memories !!!
my link www.fbccolumbus.org CHS Class of 1955 meets the third Saturday of each month for lunch. Any Class member is invited to attend.
WOW, and DOUBLE WOW!!!! I was privileged to receive the CD of the CHS 1956 50th reunion 'memories.' Thanks to Martha Brockman Jansen. I was just totally overwhelmed at the number of people that I knew and recognized as I watched this CD. Yeah, will admit, with tears in my eyes. This collection of photos, newspaper articles, updates etc. is just beyond one's wildest expectations. As well as the music that accompanied it all. You all did such a wonderful job. It truly is a collection of memories, past and present, worthy of some kind of award. If any of you get a chance to see this CD, trust me, you will be really entertained.
Hey, Terry, and see my 'contribution' was included. ;D Loved seeing the updated photos of everyone. Gosh, yet one more time that I realize how deep my Columbus roots go.
Love to all, Nanc
New screen name, same me---Nanc, emails should go to "Nanc" as on the members list. Thanks. Have a super day!