COSHOCTON -- The 121st annual banquet of the Keene High School alumni took place May 26 with 118 members and guests in attendance at the banquet meeting.
Charles Warren, a graduate of the class of 1951, offered the invocation.
The Keene Methodist Church served the dinner.
John Patterson presided over the business meeting. The minutes and treasurer's report was given by Marilyn Wyler and were approved.
The 1962 minutes were also read. The treasurer also reported there has been $3,735 collected this year for Dollars for Scholars and making a grand total of $37,660 since the beginning of the scholarship fund in 2001.
Roger Ames, a member of the nominating committee, reported and the following officers were elected to serve for the next year. Those elected included: Judy Hoy Elliott, president; Lloyd Wells, vice president; Marilyn Eberwine Wyler, secretary-treasurer; Carol Horn Miller, corresponding secretary; and Dorothy Lowe Dalton, historian.
Evely n Fisher, class of 1936, was honored as the oldest female alum and Dennis Parkhill, class of 1934, was honored as the oldest male alum present.
Another highlight of the evening was the awarding of the honored alumnus to Marjorie Lower, class of 1941. Judy Hoy Elliott gave an autobiography of her life and told of her many accomplishments and her contributions to Coshocton County. She was presented with a plaque and flowers.
Carol Miller read a roll call of alumni present by classes. Darlene Kitchen Patterson, class of 1956, had the memoriam for the 14 members of the Keene alumni who passed away since May 2011. The scholarship winners for this year were: Arika Stephen, Kris Carnes and Michaela Elson. Joe Uher presented them with flowers and a certificate. Each of the scholarship winners told of their plans for college. Uher thanked all the alumni for their generous support for the Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund.
Judy Elliott, vice president, presented a very interested "Treasured Moments." She included many anecdotes about past teachers, principals, coaches, bus drivers, cooks and many school personnel.
She had contacted many graduates of the Keene alumni to gather information about these people and told of many winning basketball teams, both girls and boys.
It certainly was an excellent way of reminiscing the Keene School and the community.
Next year's banquet will take place on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Coshocton County Career Center at 6 p.m.