PHS Class of 1966 holds 55th reunion
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The Pittsfield High School Class of 1966 held their 55th reunion Oct. 8 and 9 in Pittsfield. On Friday evening, over 20 classmates and spouses/guests met informally at Kate’s Saloon. On Saturday morning, a good crowd met in the side room of the Courtyard Café for breakfast.
Saturday night, the class formally met for dinner and a program at the Bowlers’ Universe. There were 32 classmates and more than 20 spouses/guests in attendance. Bob Allen set the mood with music of the 60s. Gary Shannahan and Steve Lowe memorialized and lit a candle for each of the 13 classmates who have passed the last 5-years since the 50th reunion. Classmate spouse, Robert Wood, volunteered to be the official group photographer. Rick Loyd offered the prayer of grace before the wonderful meal catered by Bowlers’ Universe.
Chuck Giger was the emcee for the program. The class gave special recognition to Kay Harrison Sealock and Pam Dodd Wood, the two classmates that have been the mainstays over the years keeping track of everyone, keeping them informed, and organizing the reunions. Linda Goldman Henderson provided the decorations, and Linda Ator Carnes led the decorators.
Pam Wood provided a treasurer’s report, and Kay Sealock presented donation options for the class to consider. The class identified Al Schimmel as coming the greatest distance from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and recognized Willard Lynch for attending his first reunion.
The evening concluded with the reminder about the class’s Facebook page “Pittsfield (IL) High School Class of 1966,” and that the class will continue to meet at the Cardinal Inn at 11am the first Wednesday of the month. At the end of the program many stayed and visited and took photographs together. Everyone agreed that a good time was had by all over the two days. The class intends to hold their 60th year reunion Oct. 8 and 9 in 2026, again just one-week prior to the Pike Fall Pickin’ Days.