Churdan class of ’57 holds reunion

The Churdan High School class of 1957 celebrated its 60th reunion the weekend of June 16-18 with 13 of 17 living members of the graduating class present for at least part of the weekend and some were present for its entirety. Four of those members had started school together. The others joined the class as the country schools were closed around the county or they moved from other locations to Churdan. The graduating class of 22 has lost five members.

On Friday evening, a group of 21 gathered at Eddie’s in Churdan for a Dutch treat meal including 12 classmates, five spouses, a former classmate and spouse and two guests. The evening was spent visiting, reading regrets from those unable to attend and just enjoying being together once more.

On Saturday many took part in the many activities of Churdan Fun Days during the day and the evening nine classmates and four spouses attended the all-school reunion at the Paton-Churdan School for a catered meal and program. A class member, Warren Rushton of Mesa, AZ, was in charge of the program.

On Sunday the class had its usual potluck picnic at Hyde Park, which was the home place for one member of the class, Harrie Buswell, when we were in school, so this spot is chosen each time for the picnic. Eleven classmates and six spouses and one former classmate attended as well as two guests. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of good food, conversation, memories and picture taking before heading to their respective homes once again.

The class members present represented the states of Kentucky, Arizona (two classmates), Nebraska, Arkansas (two classmates), Minnesota and Iowa. Guests were from Arizona, Kansas, Texas and Iowa.

Churdan class of 1957

Pictured (from left) are Harrie Buswell, Grace (Van Sickler) Foutz, Carol (Meyer) Henning, Gary Littrell, Janet (McCollum) Altemeier, Dennis Meyer, Ruth (Fay) Littrell, Johnnie Shoemaker, Kay (Schroeder) Bates, Jerry White, Warren Rushton, Duane Winkleman.

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