PCHS class holds reunion
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Oct 31, 2012 | 549 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Polk County High School class of 1954 held an impromptu reunion recently. Jamie Swanson, who is autistic, took the photo. “That was such an accomplishment for him to 'take a picture,'” classmate Marian Presswood said. “We all applauded and he just grinned from ear to ear and high-fived everybody around!” The photo includes classmates and some spouses. From left, seated, are Reita Rogers, Edna Moorhouse, Katherine Carver, hostess Opal Deverell, guest of honor, Shirley Green, hostess Liz Swanson, Jo Ann Finnell and Marian Presswood; and back, Bill Wilhite, Oliver Rogers, Earl Moorhouse, Bill Green, Bob Lea, Tom Price, Tony Stillwell, Mellie Price and Anna Ruth Hall.
Polk County High School class of 1954 held an impromptu reunion recently. Jamie Swanson, who is autistic, took the photo. “That was such an accomplishment for him to 'take a picture,'” classmate Marian Presswood said. “We all applauded and he just grinned from ear to ear and high-fived everybody around!” The photo includes classmates and some spouses. From left, seated, are Reita Rogers, Edna Moorhouse, Katherine Carver, hostess Opal Deverell, guest of honor, Shirley Green, hostess Liz Swanson, Jo Ann Finnell and Marian Presswood; and back, Bill Wilhite, Oliver Rogers, Earl Moorhouse, Bill Green, Bob Lea, Tom Price, Tony Stillwell, Mellie Price and Anna Ruth Hall.
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Don’t wait until reunion time several years away. When a member of the class who lives out of town comes in for a visit — call a spur-of-the-moment get-together. You will be glad you did, for at our age, inevitably some classmate you know and love will be gone by then.

Shirley Dalton Green and her husband, Billy, from Michigan were visiting in the area, so two on-the-spot classmates, Liz Swanson and Opal Deverell, decided this was a perfect time to call around and round up whoever could come for an impromptu reunion. It worked, for 16 people showed up with a bounty of good food. And how we enjoyed the fellowship! The event was held at the Ocoee riverside cabana of Opal Deverell and Bill Wilhite.