Monday, May 25, 2009

Large crowd attends Exeter Alumni Banquet

The Exeter-Milligan gymnasium was the site of the 2009 Exeter Alumni Banquet. The class of 1999 hosted the event which included an roast beef supper. Every honor class back to 1939 was represented at the banquet. Earlier in the day an Alumni golf tournament was held with prizes awarded at the banquet.
Each class had the opportunity to have a representative speak for the group. Many introductions were made with several classes taking the opportunity to speak. The 20 year class representative Michael Dinneen introduced the honor classes, but first spoke of the many changes that the Exeter community has seen in the last hundred years and how many more he expects in the next 20 years. He spoke of the great community support that Exeter alumni received as students.
After the awards the group heard a presentation from Alan Songster on the Exeter-Milligan School Foundation. The foundation, through donations and grants were able to give over $15,000 in scholarships this year.
At the close of the meeting Mary Schlegelmilch held the business meeting for the group and then the groups posed for pictures. Many of the classes attended the dance at the Exeter Legion Home.



The Exeter High School class of 1939 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured from the left, Eyvonne (Jensen) Johnson, Joe Kolar, and Vera (Baller) Rauscher.

The Exeter High School class of 1944 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured in the front row from the left, Darlene (Bures) Kroeger, Jane (Becker) Kaiser, Bernard Zeleny, Erma (Wasserbauer) Adamson. Back row pictured from the left are Louisa (Schwab) Manning, Dick Manning, Lee Arnot and Daryl Taylor.

The Exeter High School class of 1949 who atended the alumni banquet are pictured front row from the left Lela Ann Becker Hassler, Alice Becker Folkers, Rose Marie Erdkamp Kamler, Shirley Dyer Lovegrove, Bethine (Bob) Leif. L to R Back row: Hans (Hike) Nelson, Gaylord (Beck) Becker, Marilue Becker, and Robert Lovegrove.

The Exeter High School class of 1959 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured in the front row from the left, Frances (Horne) Rasmussen, Anne (Franzen) Griese, Karen (Morgensen) Knepper, Carolee (Gewecke) Schneider, Velma (Adams) Cain, Erma (Luksik) Zumpfe, Connie (Vavra) Koenig, Jan Kucera, Agnes (Ekeler) Anderson. Pictured in the back row from the left are Gary Rasmussen, Carol (Ethington) Starr, Laura (Petersen) Krupicka, Larry Schneider, Gayla (Fox) Harre, Jack Hassell, Larry Erdkamp, Don Due.

The Exeter High School class of 1964 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured in the front row from the left, Helen (Peschel) Parks, Ann (Vavra) Rhoads, Sandy (Franzen) Jones, Ruth Ann (Drommond) Ronnie. Pictured in the back row from the left are Paul Jensen, Marilyn (Wells) Wahl, Helen (Petersen) Hild, Terry Charf, Marcia (Gewacke) Beecher, Butch Jansen.

The Exeter High School class of 1969 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured in the front row from the left, Marsha (Votipka) Turbett, Dan Johnsen, Jack Sudrla, Spencer Spires, Rod Wellman, Len Franzen. Second row from the left are Barry Murphy, Mike Becker, Maureen (Pracheil) Nielsen, Sara (Klemm) Ogren, Jeanette (Coffey) Franzen, Kris Briggs, Pat (Krejci) Becker and Mary Jane (Manning) Havick. Back row from the left are Jack Becwar, Bill Cudaback, Bob Mueller, Jim Tieso, Beth (Hansen) Dinneen, Carol (Kuska) Leipzig. Not pictured are Leo Marek, and John Harre. Also with the class at class member Glen Petersen's house was Tom Manning, and special guests, Jerry Kopsa and Ron Becker.

The Exeter High School class of 1984 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured in the front row from the left, Scott Jensen, Cindy (Johnson) Manning, Brian Moor. Back row from the left Randy Hall, Mike Bristol, Margie (Koca) Johnson, Dawn (Cudaback) Welch.

The Exeter High School class of 1989 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured from the left, Darren Hassler, Matt Manning, Michael Dinneen and Stacey Hall.


The Exeter High School class of 1999 who attended the 2009 banquet are pictured from the left, Wayne Hall, Rob Petersen, Liz (Ekeler) Kallhoff, Andy Rocole, Colleen Krasser, Mary (Harre) Schlegelmilch, Dennis Geiger, Jessica Votipka, Jamie Tauriella, Lane Becwar. Not pictured is Brian Hinders.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

The reunion was a wonderful experience. I am so glad that I came back home to enjoy our wonderful community once again. Thank you, Mary and Class of 1999, for organizing a fatastic event!This website is a great way to keep up with current events and I really appreciate these photos!
Dawn (Cudaback) Welch
Class of 1984
Smithfield, Kentucky