The annual reunion of the graduates of the Clymer Central School classes of 1934 through 1957 was recently held in the fellowship hall of the Abbe Reformed Church.

There were 106 graduates and guests in attendance who took part in a luncheon served by members of the Clymer Historical Society.

Robert Selfridge, a 1949 graduate, was the master of ceremonies. He welcomed the group and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A moment of silence was observed in memory of deceased classmates.

The alma mater was sung and Jo Van Earden, a member of the class of 1952, accompanied the group on the piano.

Dr. Richard Ten Haken, a 1952 graduate, gave the invocation.

Wilbur Renskers, a 1935 graduate, shared a rhyme he wrote following his 94th birthday. The emcee added humor as he read an article comparing life at the Holiday Inn to being a resident at a nursing home.

Mums were presented by Floyd Garfield, Margaret Nichols, James Way and George Christensen. Eleanor Aikens received the door prize, compliments of Robert Selfridge.

Tours of Clymer Central School were given by school board president Nancy Westerburg and interim superintendent Robert Niver.

The Haverkamp Huis museum was open for guests. Hiram and Jane Beckerink, and Sue Rheberghen were the hosts at the historical center.

Graduates attended from Clymer, Elna, Falconer, Findley Lake, Fredonia, Grand Island, Lakewood, Little Valley, Ontario, Panama, Sherman, Stow and Westfield, N.Y.; Columbus, Conneaut Lake, Corry, Edinboro, Erie, Knox, North East, Russell and Union City, Pa; Virginia; Florida; and Kentucky.

Committee members serving for 2011 were Jim Loomis, John Neckers, Betty Querreveld, Kay Roush, Robert Selfridge, Luella Stebbins, Jim and Leona Thompson, Myrtle Tryon and Gilbert Willink.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.