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JCHS class of 1953 holds reunion

Front row: Charlotte Snyder Dugger, Kenneth Fritts, Mary Eller Bronson, Kenneth Blevins, Jackie Dugger Taylor,Katherine Lockner. Back row: Nancy Phillippi Hulcher, Betty Lundy Tshudy, Martha Mabry Davis, Gene Hackney,Bill Brockshire, Carol Hutchinson Curd, Mildred Vaught Lowe, Yvonne Snyder McEwen, Barbara Bowers Stewart, Joe Timbs. Not pictured is Bruce Triplett. Photo by Randy Hulcher

By Tamas Mondovics

While there is no shortage of Johnson County High School Class reunions in Mountain City, the Class of 1953 holds the record for having more than any other class. The class reunion has been held every 5 years from its 25th to their 50th anniversary. For the past 15 years since the 50th, anniversary the class have enjoyed a reunion annually, celebrating the 65th this year.

The event was held at Farmers BBQ and Grill on Friday, May 25, 2018. It is noteworthy that 17 classmates and 9 guests enjoyed some heartwarming time together.According to event organizers, Martha Mabry Davis has once again traveled from the coast of North Carolina, while Betty Lundy Tshudy came from Lancaster, PA.

There was a lot of visitation and Barbara Bowers Stewart brought one of her many scrapbooks for us to enjoy,” said Nancy Hulcher. “Katherine Lockner brought her book that contains all the obits from
passing classmates including photos of their grave markers.”

Class members are now making plans and looking forward to to meet again in 2019.