9/1/2015 BHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Oct 2, 2015
John Stern just talked with Pete Lyell, the BHS AD, who advised that the above will be taking place on Friday, Oct 2, with a tailgate before the high school football game followed by a brief
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9/9/2013 Kurt Meyer passed away suddenly on January 17, 2012.
Kurt Meyer passed away suddenly on January 17, 2012. He had only recently retired from the Florence Prison System on 12/31/2011. Kurt made the long trip from his Gold Canyon, Arizona home to
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12/30/2011 Charles Vandenberg dies Dec 17, 2011.
Charles Herman Vandenberg, 65, of Charlotte, formerly of Blacksburg, VA, passed away December 17, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born February 28, 1946 in Blacksburg, VA one of four c
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What a wonderful time we had seeing each other again in some cases after 45 years! Sixty-three classmates attended one or more of the reunion events on August 14-15.
We had a great turnout of classmates and guests at each event: Golf – 11, Smithfield Tour – 17, Friday social at Bull & Bones – 64, Saturday Picnic at Sutphin Farm – 78 and Saturday evening BBQ at German Club Manor – 63. Two classmates attended their 1st reunion since graduation and nearly a dozen have a perfect attendance for all reunions, thus far.
While the majority of us still reside in Virginia and nearby states, Ted Hurst traveled all the way from Colorado, Kurt Myers from Arizona , Jean Michael (Shick) from Maine and Carol Stockton (Mackinder) made it from Michigan to attend the 45th!
We collected some $4001 in fees and contributions for the reunion, which covered expenses of $3770, leaving us a reserve of $231 to be applied to our 50th Reunion activities.
We were able to locate (verified email or postal mail addresses) all but 21 members of the Class of 1964 and invited each of them to the 45th. We’ll do our best, with your help, to maintain and update contact information plus find the missing “21” between now and our 50th Reunion. Setting dates and location for the 50th soon and keeping in touch via the website and email, will hopefully allow for even greater classmate attendance in 2014.
Fifty-seven of you have registered on the website and hopefully will check back often for new information and keep your email address current thru 2014.
Reflecting on years past, it seems that our class was “closer” than most and for many of us each reunion brings us even closer … renewing old friendships and adding new ones… appreciating each other to a greater extent as the years go by. Anyone who attended can tell you that there were a lot of smiling faces and laughter and just warm feelings … a truly nice, personally rejuvenating experience. We spent much time reminiscing, including remembering and missing classmates who could not attend. It felt really special to be together again.
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Since I missed the big 50th, thought I might put out a few words to bring everyone up to speed with regard to the happenings of JPS since 1964. After getting a degree in Industrial Engineering from VT in 68, accepted a position with an Atlanta bank, getting a MBA at night, & most importantly, meeting & marrying Sharon, who's somehow put up with me for all these yrs. We moved to western NC where I did general & cost accounting for Olin for a few yrs, then to Louisville in 1973 where I transferred to work for a wood products company, managing their hardwood flooring operation for a few yrs. Then started Kentucky Wood Floors (manufactured all the wood floors for The White House from 1978-2006) & subsequently Kentucky Millwork. Today I no longer manufacture but just sell wood flooring on a part-time basis. Along the way we raised two kids (Brent & Courtney) & now have 5 grandchildren. We like to travel, I still snow ski (just a whole lot slower) & do Bikram yoga a couple times a wk. Am involved with the local historical society. Am an elder & active in Second Presbyterian Church. Sure enjoy my trips back to B'burg & reminiscing about the good ole days with you 64ers! Hope I haven't put you to sleep with my verbosity!
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