The Tygarts Valley High School class of 1959 celebrated its 50th year reunion July 31 and Aug. 1 and 2.
On the evening of July 31, the reunion committee sponsored a picnic for fellow classmates at the home of Brenda and Larry Hornbeck of Mill Creek.
On Aug. 1, the group attended a show at the American Mountain Theater before gathering for a banquet at Orchard Hall. The weekend concluded Aug. 2 with a brunch at Graceland Inn on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.
50 YEARS — Attending the Tygarts Valley High School class of 1959 reunion are, seated from left, Jeannie Hart Varner, Shirley Beckwith Moody, Virginia Lindsay Loudin, Linda Boyles Navarre, Polly Lord Chadwick, Nancy Smith Coltrain, Katheryn Swecker Tacy, Jo Ellen Currence Teter, Dora Conrad Morgan and Ruth Lowther Harrold; second row, Bill Morgan, Ed Bowers, Dale Kerns, George Williams, Virgil Tacy Jr., George Updike, Brenda Fidler Hornbeck, Barbara Shaffer Brown, Mary Jo Howell Lawton, Patricia Lindsay Piercy, Joy Channell Porter, Johnnie Bennett, Howard Bennett, Bill Stanley and Bill Snyder.
Prizes were awarded to: traveling farthest, Nancy Smith Coltrain; married the longest, Patricia Lindsay Piercy; most children and grandchildren, Mary Jo Howell Lawton; and changed the least, Brenda Fidler Hornbeck and Virgil Tacy Jr. Other prizes were awarded to Jeannie Varner, Virgil Tacy Jr., Jimmy Brown, Larry Hornbeck, Dale Kerns, Bill Morgan, Jo Ellen Teter, Roscoe Loudin, Bill Varner, Bill Snyder, Shirley Moody, Virginia Loudin, George Williams, George Updike, Ed Bowers, Eleanor Tacy, Johnnie Bennett, Sue Stanley, Dora Morgan, Rowena Snyder and Joy Porter.
Faculty member Mary Margaret Woodward Morrison joined the group for the brunch at Graceland. Also attending the brunch were two guests, Sue Corley and Nancy Paul. The group is planning another reunion in three years.
Attending were; Mr. and Mrs. George Updike of Hurricane; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Teter of Elkins; Shirley Moody of Weston; Dale Kerns of Valley Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Loudin of Avon, Ohio; Ed Bowers of Elyria, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. David Harrold of Elkins; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Tacy of Huttonsville; Joy Porter of Hurricane; Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Navarre of Wellington, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Snyder of Wilmington, Del.; Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Bennett of Abingdon, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Brown of Kissimmee, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hornbeck of Mill Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Piercy of Mannington; Mary Jo Lawton of Warren, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Morgan of Monterville; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Varner of Beverly; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stanley of Mt. Airy, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. George Williams of Georgetown, Texas; Howard Bennett of Mill Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Tacy Jr. of Valley Bend; Polly Chadwick of Negley, Ohio; Nancy Smith Coltrain of Clearwater, Fla.; and Mark Rennix of Mill Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kyle of Huttonsville attended the picnic but were unable to attend the banquet.