Saturday, September 22, 2018

CHS 50th "Class of 1968" Reunion

More than a hundred people, graduates and their guests, turned out for the 50th Class Reunion of the Covington High School Class of 1968. The event was held at the Vintage Court Banquet Hall on La. 25 north of Covington.

Click on the images to make them larger. To make prints of these images, follow the directions at the bottom of this blog entry. 

CLICK HERE for a high resolution version of the group picture above, without the oval and writing around it. 

These six classmates started kindergarten together at Mrs. Reeder’s on 17th Avenue - and were together through high school graduation- Tommy Rodwig, Vickie Goodger Schoppe, Norman Marsolan, Susan Latham, Pat Gallagher, and Elizabeth Pfeffer Williams

Several class members attended Covington High's homecoming football game Friday night. Later that evening, about 20 members enjoyed dinner together at Pat Gallagher's restaurant in Covington. Pat is one of the Class of 1968 graduates.

The planning committee for the reunion met several times at Abita Roasting Co. cafe to iron out details of the event. 

Here are a number of photographs from the memory-sharing extravaganza Saturday night at Vintage Court.

Several people won awards for various competitions, such as traveling the longest distances, the highest number of kids, grandkids and even great grandkids, and the longest years in military service. 

CLICK HERE for a link to the Class of 1968 Facebook Page

In the Class of 1968, there were 187 graduates. For the 50th Class Reunion, there were 68 graduates in attendance, plus guests made over 115 in attendance. Seven faculty members planned to come and five did make the scene. 

Dinner was served.

Five CHS faculty members from 1968 attended the class reunion: Betty Badeaux, Judy Lacour, Bucky McKee, Sandra Hutcheson, and Curtis Reed. 

Memorial Board

 A special memorial board displayed the yearbook pictures of the 38 classmates who had passed away.

A small group of reunion participants continue to meet every two or three months at Covington restaurants to stay in touch and keep up with goings on. Here's a picture of the smaller group enjoying lunch at Gallagher's Restaurant on Tyler St. 


See also:

Class of 1968 Yearbook Pictures

Tips on printing these pictures:
1. Click on the picture to make it go to full screen.
2. Then "right click" on the larger picture and choose "View image in new window" to make it go to high resolution version. Go to the new window if necessary. The cursor will change to a magnifying glass with a plus sign on it. 
3. Left click on the picture again to make it go even larger, and then "right click" to access the menu to "save as" or "download image" to your computer. 

Then just open the picture file on your computer and send it to your printer. 

If you want a better quality photographic print, you can copy the file to a flash drive and take it to a CVS or other photo printing place to make prints. CVS also has an online photo-ordering service where you send the image over the internet to them and it will probably be ready for you when you go to pick it up. Not all CVS stores have this photo service.