VAN WERT - The Hoaglin-Jackson High School Class of 1960 held its 52nd reunion at Willow Bend Country Club in Van Wert on Sept. 8, 2012. Twenty-three persons attended the event, including fifteen classmates and eight spouses.
A very delicious dinner was part of the celebration, as was reminiscences of the class' school days. Mary Ann Rockwell called that she was unable to attend.
Pastor Neil Hammons said the prayer over the meal and prayed over one of our classmate that was ill with cancer. He passed away 1 1/2 weeks after the reunion.
Willow Bend was decorated with purple and gold, our school colors and a birthday cake with sparklers for all the "70 year olds."
Mary Ann Rockwell, Mary Ann Adams and Merl Dettrow were unable to attend. Darrel Sanderson who passed away in 2007 was also remembered by the class members.
It was decided to get together again at Willow Bend in 2014.