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HHS Class of 1941 meets for 70th graduation anniversary

November 01, 2011
  • First row, from left, Polly Carroll, Lois Harrison and Jean Gilbert. Second row, Jean Marsh, Mary Helen Main, Zelda Hoover, Catherine Blickenstaff and Arlene Messersmith. Third row, LeRoy Myers, Bob Keedy, John Lehman, D. Newton Henson, Albert Powell and Edward Zeigler. Back row, Leonard Lowry, Bob Smith, Sam Hankey and Charles Koontz.
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Members of the Hagerstown High School Class of 1941 met for a luncheon at Fountain Head Country Club to commemorate 70 years since 343 young men and women walked across the auditorium stage to receive their diplomas.

Twenty-two members signed up for the luncheon, but three were not able to attend.

Arlene Bair Messersmith received a box of candy for traveling the farthest and LeRoy Myers received candy for being the first member to send in his reservation.

Edward Zeigler offered the invocation.

A questionnaire, made by Lois Smith Harrison of "Do You Remember 1941?" was given to each class member.

A lively discussion was had on: "Who was Mayor?", "Who was Governor?" and many other topics pertaining to the school and the class of 1941.

The members thanked Polly Cushwa Carroll, Charles Koontz, Sam Hankey and especially Jean Harne Gilbert and her daughter and granddaughter for their work on making the reunion possible.

Plans for next year's reunion are on hold.

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