BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro High School Class of 1954 celebrated its 60th, "Diamond," Reunion the weekend of June 20-22 with many activities from Friday to Sunday on a glorious, sunny weekend.
Classmates and guests came from California, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, as well as from Vermont.
On Friday evening, 47 class members and guests gathered for dinner at the New England House in West Brattleboro. The evening program included a photography video and discussion by class member, Paul Miller, which featured his photographs of Brattleboro, New England and out-of-the country travels.
Each of the 18 deceased members of the original class of 99 graduates were remembered by the reading of their names and the tolling of a bell.
All members received a "Celebrating -- 60 Years -- and Remembering Yearbook," with a "diamond" studded cover.
Saturday afternoon featured a barbecue/picnic at Hidden Acres Campground in Dummerston.
An interesting "Show and Tell" display featured a variety of talents and continuing Businesses from class members.
Erwin Flewelling of Maine, a juried woodcarver of birds, presented his outstanding carvings of Loon, Snowy Owl, Woodcock and many varieties of beautiful feathers.
Charlie and Helen Robb of Robb Family Farm in West Brattleboro displayed a variety of their maple syrup products and explained their new business in cattle raising and beef sales.
Beulah Reardon of Brattleboro featured her colorful, handmade tote-bags.
Sunday morning brunch at Spofford Lake was hosted by Class President Jozefa Johnson and the Reunion Committee. Those on the committee are Ann Kempf, Marilyn Page, Gerry Fellows, Nancy Bacon, Jo Ann Wyckoff and Nancy Vigue. A total of 37 guests remained to enjoy the brunch, the lake and last minute visits.
The "54 Shuttle Bus," to and from the Johnson boathouse and cottage, was driven by Stub Thomas, for the convenience and laughter of all.