Saint Albans High School Class of 1968

Reunion registration information was sent out on January 13. Please let us know if you did not receive it.

SAVE THE DATE!                                                                                             Our 5oth reunion will be September 14-15-16, 2018!                       Mark your calendar now and plan to attend!                

Committee for Planning our 50th Class Reunion

  • Deb Austin Brown
  • Linda Taylor
  • Pam May Johnson
  • Bonnie Medley Murray
  • Patricia Hayes Miller
  • Diana Pauley Kessler
  • Sue Shingleton Taylor
  • Patricia Ely Burton

The Core Committee met on Aprill 25, 2017 to select a reunion date for 2018 so that classmates can plan well in advance of the reunion. We are hoping that lots and lots of our classmates will join us for our special 50th high school reunion!

 

Please help us find classmates!  Please scroll down and look at the list of classmates we have not yet found.  If you know the whereabouts of any of these friends, please let us know.  We need everyone's email address so that we can communicate reunion plans during the months ahead.  

 

Please check back here occasionally for updated information.

2018: The Year Of Two Reunions

The SAHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50th Class Reunion the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. A newly formed alumni committee has just selected July 27-29, 2018 as the weekend for a SAHS All-Class Reunion. This committee has met only once, so only a date has been selected. No plans have yet been made. As plans unfold in the coming months, we will keep you informed in case you are interested in attending this reunion as well. Our 1968 reunion committee is not working on the all-class reunion, but we will be keeping in touch with that committee and will bring you the information as we receive it. We just wanted to clarify the difference between these two reunions so that our 1968 classmates will not get these two events confused.

September 14-15-16, 2018:  Three Days of Fun With Classmates

Friday evening, September 14, 2018

Social Gathering at Saint Albans High School

7:00-10:00 p.m.

 

Come and join us at the high school for a gathering of classmates and their guests!  Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks will be served.  A special tribute to our deceased classmates will take place this evening.  Please don't miss this chance to reminisce, remember, tell stories, laugh, and catch-up with friends! 

 

Saturday evening, September 15, 2018

Dinner and Dance at Holiday Inn and Suites

South Charleston, WV

6:00-12:00 midnight

 

Classmates and their guests will gather for a class photograph, dinner, and dance at the newly remodeled Holiday Inn and Suites in South Charleston (formerly the Ramada Inn).  Music will be provided by D.J. Bill Bryan.

 

The class photograph will be taken prompty at 6:30 p.m. by profesional photographer, Cam Harman.  The cost is $18 for the optional 8x10 picture.  Cam will deliver the photographs later in the evening.

 

A block of rooms at a discounted rate will be available until August 14, 2018. When making reservations, please mention that you are with SAHS Class of 1968.  The phone number for the hotel is 304.744.4641.  The toll free reservation number is 800.315.2621. 

Sunday afternoon, September 16, 2018

Catered Picnic

Coal River Group's Meadowood Lodge

Tornado, WV

1:00-4:00 p.m.

 

Come and join in the fun on Sunday afternoon at Meadowood Lodge in Tornado at this picnic catered by L&R Barbecue.  Yum!

 

 

Details About Our Three-Day Reunion Weekend

50th Reunion Invitation Letter
This three-page letter will give you all of the information and details about our three-day weekend in September.
50th Reunion Invitation letter.docx
Microsoft Word document [403.8 KB]

Reunion Registration Form 

50th Reunion Registration Form
Fill out this registration form and mail it with your check to: Deb Austin Brown, 9 River Park Circle, Saint Albans, WV 25177. Your check should be made out to: SAHS Class of 1968.
50th Reunion Registration.docx
Microsoft Word document [381.3 KB]

Gift Give-Away for Our 50th Reunion

To make our reunion even more special, we are planning to gather nice items to give away during our weekend.  We know that receiving a gift card to a restaurant may be really nice (and we will do this, too), but even more meaningful might be receiving a gift that one of our classmates has made!  Perhaps your talent is photography, wood working, floral arranging, wreath making, painting, drawing, jewelry-making, crocheting, knitting, or sewing.  Perhaps you make pottery, pillows, sculptures, baskets, or candles.  Perhaps you have written a book, poetry, or a travel guide.  Maybe you make your own lotions and herbal creams; perhaps you make your own jams and jellies.  There are so many talents and so many possibilities!  Please consider donating a handmade item to our reunion to put in our gift collection for giving away during  the weekend.  Maybe your company or business has something that they would be willing to donate.  Let us know as soon as possible if you will consider donating, as we are really excited about this possibility!

                   Saint Albans High School                             Saint Albans, West Virginia

SAHS Class of 1968                       47th Reunion Dinner                      June 2015

 

Front Row (sitting on the floor) left to right

Bob McElwain, Wayne Turley, Alice “Sissy” Hess Clagg, Linda Skeen Andresen, Terry Steele

 

Second Row (sitting in chairs) left to right

Johanna Light Keister, Diane Lore Lively, Elizabeth Burdette Ware, Stephanie Young Russo, Becky Drake Chandler, Brenda Rader Sheppard, John R. Dunlap, Kathy Ranson Blevins, Sarah Taylor Clark, Barbara Bailey Churton, Sharon Gober Farley, Susan Rankin Behnke, Pam May Johnson, Diane Eplin

 

Third Row (sitting in chairs) left to right

Donna Vansickle Dodd, Patricia Ely Burton, Linda Taylor, Patricia Hayes Miller, Debby Winnell Peters, Marsha Myers, Marijane Hale Frilen, Deb Austin Brown, Nancy Shrewsbury Terlizzi, Patricia McGehee Sargent, Bonnie Medley Murray, Roselynn Holland Rowe, Bille Sue Burrus Shulhafer, Marty Bohnert Lucas

 

Fourth Row (standing) left to right

Ric Neal, David Welch, Steve Samples, Rick Gilbert, Joe Ervin, Jr., Chuck Riffee, Jim Vickers, Don Joyce, Charlie Henley, Elmer Cartmill, Joe Clatworthy, Scott Schimmel, Dave Wilson, Ed Pauley, Harry Mac Grandon, Greg Hall, Mike Anderson

 

Back Row (standing) left to right

Bob Cochran, David Osborne, Tom Griffith, Robert Hubbard, Barry Stump, Chuck Lovejoy, Paul Allison, John D. Flowers, Brad Taylor, Danny Rooker 

 

"Surely it is satisfying, gratifying to have gathered together so many people

who knew each other as they knew each other, once upon a time."

- Mike Donnally

 

In Memoriam                        

Missing our classmates...

 
  • Anna Dean
  • Baron Hairston
  • Bill Ireland
  • Bob Wooten
  • Bob Zdrojewski
  • Brenda Perry
  • Bruce Holbrook
  • Charlene Lovejoy
  • Charles Starcher
  • Christina Neal
  • Connie Drumheller
  • Coraleen Shultz
  • Daniel Flowers
  • Daniel Sampson
  • Danny Rucker
  • David Bouldin
  • David Courtney
  • David Edwards
  • David Metzger
  • David Mynhier
  • Deborah Farley
  • Debbie Midkiff
  • Delores Beckwith
  • Denny Branham
  • Diana Johnson
  • Donald Nelson
  • Doug Goebel
  • Eddie Adkins
  • Earl Bannister
  • Frank Keeling
  • Fred Perkinson
  • Gary Hanson
  • Gary Hudson
  • Gene Carte
  • George Perdew
  • Gerald Gessel
  • Hobert Smith
  • Jack Neeley
  • Jack Slack
  • Jackie Robinson
  • James O'Dell
  • James Smith, Jr.
  • James Soupy Williams
  • Jay Pauley

 

  • Jennifer Jo Smith
  • Jerry Carbaugh
  • Joe Danford
  • Joseph Stribling
  • John A. Flowers
  • John Pearson
  • John Watts
  • Joyce Barth
  • Judy Farley
  • Karen Blythe
  • Karen Caldwell
  • Karen Harris
  • Kathy Edwards
  • Kathy McCloy
  • Kerry Rhodes
  • Marlene Sue Gibson
  • Mary Katherine Wellman
  • Leona Larabee
  • Linda Carney
  • Linda Royer
  • Linda Staab
  • Linda Unrue
  • Lowell Butch Watson
  • Michel Tenney
  • Patrick Barker
  • Philip Ferrell
  • Rebecca Drinkard
  • Robert Jacobs
  • Robert Miller
  • Robert Nicholas
  • Roger Childers
  • Roger Compton
  • Ronald Richardson
  • Ronda Shaeffer
  • Shirley Burgraf
  • Steve Workman
  • Susan Deeter
  • Tammy May
  • Ted Petitt
  • Thomas Curry
  • Tom Lovejoy
  • Wayne Miles
  • William Bub Hardin
  • Willis McLemore

Video Tribute to Our Deceased Classmates by Joe Ervin, Jr.

Updated on April 13, 2018

Hometown Memories

Do you remember?

The Saint Albans Town Fair

Riding bikes and playing outside until dark

Playing kick-the-can and hide-and-go-seek

Catching lightning bugs in summer

Baseball games at Kirk, Billy Dunn, and City Park's Babe Ruth fields

Swimming at Walnut, Highlawn, and Lakewood pools

Red Dragon football games

The excitement of homecoming parades

The SAHS band, majorettes, and cheerleaders

The Junior-Senior Prom and the Winter Whirl

Driving up and down Sixth Avenue and Kanawha Terrace

Driving across the Saint Albans-Nitro Bridge

Driving around and around Shoney's parking lot to see who was there

Curb service at Shoney's and A&W

Shoney's Big Boy, strawberry pie, and hot fudge cake

Rootbeer floats at A&W

Lorobi's pizza

West Virginia style hot dogs (with chili, slaw, onions, and mustard)

Cool treats at the Dairy Queen and Tastee Freez

Movies at the Alban Theater and Valley Drive-In 

Walking the sidewalks of town

Shopping on Main Street

The creaky wooden floors in Field's Five and Dime

Fountain Cokes at Martin's Drug Store

Buying comic books and kites at the Newsstand

Buying bubble gum and candy at the Fourth Street Grocery

Our school newspaper, The Simmerings

Our school yearbook, The Dragonian

Hanging out with friends at the BBF

Friendly hometown merchants and friends

Saint Albans... there's more than one!

Saint Albans, West Virginia

Our beloved hometown.  The zip code is 25177; the population in 2010 was 11,044.

 

Saint Albans, Vermont

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain.  They hold the Vermont Maple Festival there each year.   The population is 6,392.  This was the site of the northernmost land action of the Civil War on October 19, 1864.  The zip code is 05479.

 

Saint Albans, New York

Located in Queens, 2 miles north of the JFK Airport.  Zip code is 11412.  It is home to a           railroad station, which provides rail service to Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY.

 

Saint Albans, Maine

Located in Somerset County with a population of 2,005.  The zip code is 04971.

 

Saint Albans, Missouri

Located in Franklin County and features beautiful high bluffs that overlook the Missouri River.           The zip code is 63073.

 

Saint Albans, England

Located 22 miles north of London.

 

Saint Albans, Melbourne, Australia

The population is 33,511.

 

Saint Albans, Newfoundland, Canada

Has a population of 1,400.

Saint Albans High School: The best of the old and new!

                  The newly renovated Saint Albans High School opened in August 2003

Saint Albans High School Alma Mater

All hail to thee Saint Albans

The school we love so well

And of thy deeds victorious

With pride we'll always tell

As the years unfold before us

Our hearts will loyal be

To our dear alma mater

Saint Albans hail to thee!

We've lost touch with these classmates... please help us find them!

  • Paulette Blankenship
  • Nancy Blevins 
  • Carol Harper Copley
  • Gregory Cunningham
  • Jan Eagan Hartley
  • Annis Marie Elkins
  • Judith Facemeyer
  • Randall Fagg
  • Pamela Fields
  • Michael French
  • Jackie Graham 
  • Carolyn Hall
  • Robert Harris
  • Edna Harsh Whittington
  • Earlene Hawkins Hymen
  • Nancy Hawkins Sandige
  • Judy Ann Herbert
  • Donna Holdren
  • Allen Holt
  • Bervil Horton Miller
  • Frances Jarrett Pickens

  • Bonnie Johnson Thomson
  • Paul Johnson
  • Jack Kirk
  • Ann Knighton
  • Jo Webster Lacy
  • James Lewis
  • Gary Lovejoy
  • Connie Lucas
  • Diana Maclerry
  • Deborah Parsons 
  • Mary Racer
  • Rebecca Rigney
  • Kathie Roberts
  • Carl Edward Scarberry
  • Philip K. Smith
  • Thomas Stewart
  • Martha Stricker
  • Barbara Stricklin 
  • Stephen Wheeler
  • David Williams
  • Wilford Womack

We need your email address!

The Class of 1968 has 525 members.  So far we have found all but 41 of our classmates.  We still have work to do to ensure that everyone will be invited to our 50th class reunion!  We need your involvement!  Here's how you can help.

 

1.   Send us your email address if you have not already done so.

2.   Send us your new email address if your current address changes.

3.   Send us your new email address if you change jobs or retire.

4.   Send us the email addresses of other classmates.

5.   Sadly, please let us know of any classmates who have died.

 

You can help us locate classmates in these specific ways:

1.   If you know the city/state where a classmate lives, pass it along to us.

2.   If you know a female classmate's married name, pass it along to us. 

3.   If you know a classmate's phone number, pass it along.  Better yet, give them a call               and ask for their email address.  Then, send it along to us.

 

We want to find... EVERYONE!

 

SAHS Class of 1968 Reunion Committee: Contact Information

Send email addresses, ideas, suggestions, and questions to the Core Committee:

Deb Austin Brown  debaustinbrown@suddenlink.net

Pam May Johnson  pampianowv@aol.com

Linda Taylor  lindaditaylor@gmail.com

Patricia Hayes Miller  ellepat50@comcast.net

Bonnie Medley Murray  bamurray25@gmail.com

Looking Back On Other Reunions

SAHS Class of 1968                                    40th Reunion                                              2008 

SAHS Class of 1968                                   30th Reunion                                                1998

SAHS Class of 1968                                    20th Reunion                                             1988

SAHS Class of 1968                                     10th Reunion                                             1978

Saint Albans High School continues its tradition of excellence!

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