Pictured front row, left to right: Lois Payne, Sam Payne, Wayne Kennedy, Joanne Pate.
Second Rom (L-R): Wilson Serra, Audrey Church Serra, Pete Hammes, Ina Jennings Hujmphrey, Brenda Prkins, Ray Perkins, Jack Pate.
Third Row (L-R): Lois McArdle, Wanda Kennedy, Phyllis Pate Lockwood, Phyllis Hatcher Stevens, Shirley Fanning Lambert.
Fourth Row (L-R): Jack McArdle, Jeff Norconk, Peggy Francisco Wilck, Clifton Gardner, Cleo Lester Gardner, James Stephens,
J.D. Kennedy, Jessie Clark Smity, and Frank Smith
On September 21 and 22, 2002, the class of 1946 of Iaeger High School met
for their 56th year reunion in Wytheville, Va. They were joined by
friends of the classes of '45 and '47.
Friday, they arrived at the Days Inn which was designated the headquarters for the weekend. After checking in and exchanging greetings, they wallked over to the Brier Garden, located outside the Wolfhart Haus Dinner Theatre. They met for Hors D'oeuvres and snacks which were compliments of Pete Hammes, a member of the class of '46. Immediately following, the groupattnded the Dinner Theatre for dinner and a stage play entitled "Grease".
Saturday morning, they all got together for breakfast at Shoney's, leaving the rest of the day to do whatever they pleased. At 4p.m., the group was escorted to the home of Clifton and Cleo Gardner at Atkins, Va, just a few miles away from Wytheville, for a cook-out. Even though it rained, it didn't put a damper on the festivities, and good times were enjoyed by all. Each one expressed their enjoyment. Pictures were made and their good-byes were said and all are looking forward to the next reunion.
All the classmates appreciated the efforts of Shirley Lambert and Cleo Gardner for planning such a memorable event!