Park View’s 1st graduating class celebrates 60th reunion

Park View High School’s first graduating class, the Class of 1956, had an outstanding reunion at Brian’s Steak House on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

A total of 45 people attended, and 23 of those were classmates, including C.S. Allen, who traveled from California to attend, and Alice May Harris, who traveled from Canada.

Music from the 1950s was played, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious meal were served and a funny and apropos poem was read by Leigh Lambert about a 60th class reunion.

The first class at Park View brought together students from South Hill, La Crosse, Buckhorn, Palmer Springs and Baskerville. They formed a strong bond that year and have remained close friends over the last 60 years.

Featured Photo: Twenty-three classmates from the Park View High School’s first graduating class, the Class of 1956, gathered at Brian’s Steak House on Saturday for their 60th reunion. Pictured front row from left to right are Amy Chapman, Mary Ann Rogers, Gladys St. Sing, Millie Bracey, Christine Ferguson, Maggie Allgood Dodson, Bet McLean, Mickey Frise, Marie Johnston and Edith Tanner; middle row,  Lucius Walker, Alice May Harris, Becky Kidd, Betty Northington Jennings, Jean Harper Mozingo and Joan Harper Joy; back row, Wilson Vaughan, Dave Morgan, Wesley Walker, Charles Young, Bill Bugg, C.D. Harris and C.S. Allen.