September 11, 2006

The Williamsport High School Class of 1956 held its 50th reunion July 8 at the Fireside Restaurant. Sixty-two people, including 32 classmates, attended the dinner.

Three class teachers, Joseph Scott, William Byers, and LaRue Hitchens, reminisced about events that happened in classes over the years.

A social hour preceded the dinner, giving graduates an opportunity to renew old friendships. Class members attended from Texas, California, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.

Plans are being made to get together once a year around the same time. In five years, a formal reunion will be held.

The descendants of the late George and Laura (Dubel) Kline held their 41st annual reunion at Smithsburg Lions Community Park on Sunday, July 23, with 61 people attending.


After the smorgasbord lunch, officers for 2007 were chosen: Raymond D. Kline, president; Jaye Kline, treasurer; and Joann Willard, secretary.

Ray and Jaye Kline were in charge of prizes, and Bev Smith was in charge of children's gifts.

Linda and George Harris got the prize for coming the longest distance (95 miles, from Springfield, W.Va.). Trent Edward Phelps, son of Kyle Phelps and Crystal Hawn, was the youngest baby (born Aug. 24, 2005). Bud and Darleane (Kline) Moser were the longest married, at 54 years. Jimmy Martin, 85, was the oldest man, and Rose Kline, 86, was the oldest woman.

Those attending the reunion were:

From the Jim and Ada Kline family: Ray and Jaye Kline; Joseph and Virginia Spielman and Anna; Donnie and Linda Kline; Missy Kline; Carole Doody; Barbara Kline; Lisa Shreves; Michael Leach; Ashley Moore; George and Linda Harris; Keith Phelps, Kyle Phelps and Crystal Hawn with Trent Phelps; Lacey Livengood; Nancy Talley; Andrew Reese; Robert and Regina Kline; Betty Kline; and John Neudecker.

From the Theodore and Edith Kline family were Rosa Kline; John and Polly Doyle; Danny and Paul Main with Austin; Jimmy Martin; Harold and Joann Willard; Tony and Cheryl Fredrikis with Kyle; Gordon and Rhonda Conner with Raven and Travis; Bev Smith; and Amber Dagenhart with Wesley and Timothy.

From the Equilla and Edna Kline family were Meran and Mary Kline; Prema Kline and Jessica Garnand; Misty Hawes with Leeah and Leesa; Hilda Cartee; Karen Lewis; Charles and Darleane Moser; and Jim and Vickie Thomas with Jamie and Kelly.

The next reunion will be held on the fourth Sunday in July 2007.

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