Saint Albans High School Class of 1968
SAVE THE DATE! Our 5oth reunion will be September 14-15-16, 2018! Mark your calendar now and plan to attend!
Doug Goebel Artwork To Be Given Away At Our Reunion!
Dylan McInturff Donates His Father's Artwork!
Our classmate Doug Goebel spent his life drawing incredible pictures of our West Virginia landscape. His body of work is truly remarkable. Sadly, Doug died in 2005, but his art lives on through the efforts of his son, Dylan.
Dylan has donated two of his dad's masterpieces for our class reunion in September. One is of the Judicial Annex in Charleston and the other is of Summers Street in Charleston in 1950-- the year that most of us were born.
Dylan is kind, thoughtful, and generous-- just like his dad. He looks so much like him, too! It was a joy to meet him and to share memories with him.
Thanks, Dylan and Doug, for making our reunion even more special with these two magnificent works of art!
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.
If you change your email address, please let us know right away! Perhaps you are planning to retire or perhaps you are planning to switch email addresses. If you don't let us know, we will have no way to reach you with reunion news and updates. Please stay current!
SAHS All-Class Dance: Saturday, July 28, 2018
The SAHS Alumni Association will hold a summer dance on Saturday, July 28 from 7-10 p.m. at the high school. It will be a fund-raiser to kick-start the planning for an All-Class Reunion in the summer of 2019 (August 9-10). The cost of the dance will be $10.
Looking Ahead: SAHS All-Class Reunion will be August 9-10, 2019
September 14-15-16, 2018: Three Days of Fun With Classmates
Friday evening, September 14, 2018
Social Gathering at Saint Albans High School
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
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.
Details About Our Three-Day Reunion Weekend
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
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]
Extra Weekend Activities Add To The Fun!
Friday Chorus Sing
Pam May Johnson will practice with and lead our chorus members in a high school song and the Alma Mater on Friday evening. You do not need to be a chorus member to participate-- other classmates and guests are welcome to join in! The words to the Alma Mater are here on this page. Scroll down if you'd like a refresher course! Please let Pam know now if you are interested in this upcoming activity: email@example.com
Saturday Saint Albans Bike Ride
Harry Mac Grandon is organizing a bike ride through Saint Albans on Saturday afternoon. If you are interested in riding along, contact Mac now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Golf Outing
Dave Herbert is planning a golf outing for classmates who enjoy golf. If you would like to play on Saturday afternoon, please contact Dave now: email@example.com
Sunday Afternoon PlayAlong/SingAlong
Diane Eplin is organizing a playalong/singalong for the Sunday afternoon picnic. It will be fun for classmates to bring guitars and other small instruments and have classmates to sing along to their music. Please let Diane know if you are interested in playing and/or singing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gift Give-Away for Our 50th Reunion
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
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 Larrabee
- 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
- Sam Savilla
- 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 May 18, 2018
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
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
- Annis Marie Elkins
- Judith Facemeyer
- Randall Fagg
- Pamela Fields
- Michael French
- Jackie Graham
- Carolyn Hall
- Robert Harris
- Edna Harsh Whittington
- Nancy Hawkins Sandige
- Judy Ann Herbert
- Donna Holdren
- Bervil Holton Miller
- Frances Jarrett Pickens
- Bonnie Johnson Thomson
- Paul Johnson
- Jack Kirk
- Ann Knighton
- Jo Webster Lacy
- James Lewis
- Connie Lucas
- Diana Maclerry
- Deborah Parsons
- Mary Racer
- Rebecca Rigney
- Kathie Roberts
- Carl Edward Scarberry
- Philip K. Smith
- Thomas Stewart
- Martha Stricker
- Barbara Stricklin Trent
- 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 38 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 Core Committee: Contact Information
Send email addresses, ideas, suggestions, and questions to the Core Committee:
Deb Austin Brown email@example.com
Pam May Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Taylor email@example.com
Patricia Hayes Miller firstname.lastname@example.org