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Nearly 90 alumni turned out Saturday for the annual Orchard High School Alumni banquet, including 17 from the Class of 1969, who celebrated their 50th reunion.
The reunion was hosted by the Class of 2004 at the Orchard gymnasium. Helen Bearinger Watz celebrated her 80th reunion as the Class of 1939. James Meyer represented the Class of 1944 for his 75th reunion.
It was decided to continue holding the alumni banquet the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. The Class of 2005 will serve as the committee next year with the Class of 1970 as the host.
The Orchard Alumni Association also voted to donate $300 to The Rex Theater and gave Holly Schacht a $100 scholarship as a member of the Class of 2019.
1939: Helen Bearinger Watz
1944: James Meyer
1994: Candice Stacken Farewell
1949: Dorothy Howard Johnson, Lyle Schleusener, Doug Barton, Marilyn Schacht Barton, Leland Stelling, Maxine Haswell
1959: Mary Jane Napier Morsett, Jerry Miller, Janet Miller
1954: (back row) Aletha Holiday Eley, LaVon Morsett Baier Dike, Arvid Erb,
(front row) Shirley Dempster Erb, Carma LaFrenz Kreitter
2004: (Back row) Brittany Stelling Sudbeck, Ashley Schleusener
(Front row) Jon Allen, Alex Hartigan, Kyle Erb