JHS class of 1952 holds reunion
The Jamestown High School class of 1952 held its 60th class reunion on July 13-14 at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. A social and registration was held July 13 with 28 classmates plus guests. Each class member received a tapestry designed by quilter and seamstress Jill Riffe. The tapestry depicted Jamestown's noted white buffalo, White Cloud, Dakota Miracle and Dakota Legend.
On July 14, a tour of the Cavendish Farms was arranged by Jerome Johnson. Greg Allen, plant manager, led the tour.
The class members gathered for a class picture taken by King Photography Studio before the scheduled evening activities.
A dinner was served by the Gladstone's catering service.
Les K. Anderson, Plant City, Fla., gave the invocation and JoAnne Krueger Jannson, Benita Springs, Fla., was mistress of ceremonies.
Introductions and acknowledgement of the class reunion's committee members were made to the following: Ken E. Frey, Delores Fried Schlosser, Lue Gall Struble, Jerome Johnson, Lois Johnson Knudson, Marcella Prodzinski Baker, Lenora Roemmich Legler, James Rommelfanger and Jean Wheeler Nording, who all live in the Jamestown area; and JoAnne Krueger Jansson, Florida.
The class theme was "We have crossed the bay, the ocean lies before us." The class colors were maroon and silver and the peony was the class flower. The class ring of 1952 was on several fingers and it was noted that the class ring cost about $17 in 1952.
A skit of the vaudeville genre "The Burgler" was performed by Schlosser and Frey, and narrated by Jansson.
A memorial of rememberance was presented by Lenora Roemmich Legler and Lois Johnson Knudson. The nine deceased classmates were remembered with Scripture and a reading titled "The Dash."
Lester K. Anderson shared his story of a painting that he had been commissioned to do. His print of the painting "Attitude and Gratitude" featured twin sisters and who each had lived their lives very differently. He also reviewed his book that he recently authored titled "Joining God's Army" telling of his career as a Salvation Army Officer.
The evening closed with toe tapping music by Carrie and Ken, a daughter-and-father duo of singing and playing.