Joe Whipple and Leah Russell Whipple

Dan Hurt and Andra Walls

Darlene Dabney Washington and Cameron Brewer ( a Vietnam veteran from our class)

Larry Buchannan and Susan Clark Sacharnoski

Roger Melugin relaxes at our Paducah

Beer Werks Social

Charlotte Arnold Lee and Hermes Lee

Darlene Dabney Washington, Steve Pope and Max Sacharnoski share old stories

 

Information on our future gatherings:

Your Class of 1968 Planning Committee met on December 27, 2018 at our last social.  In response with many requests for more social gatherings of our class the committee made this plan: 

We will have a planned socials for the third Thursday of every

even month.  

Here is a listing of our 2019 dates for socials.  Please put them on your calendars.  Details for time and place will be posted here and on Facebook before each event. If you subscribe at the bottom of this page to this site you will receive an email each time new information is added. 

PTHS Class of 1968 Socials Planned for 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at New Asia Restaurant (Times TBD)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Purple Toad Winery (Times TBD)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Noble Park, Large Pavilion #16 by ball fields (Time TBD)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday...October 17 - 19, 2019 during Paducah Oktoberfest (Place and exact date TBD)

December 2019 (date and place TBD)

Enjoy these photos from our February 21, 2019 social at the Paducah Beer Werks.  

Paducah Life Magazine, May 2018 issue.

Joe Whipple and Leah Russell Whipple

Dan Hurt and Andra Walls

Darlene Dabney Washington and Cameron Brewer ( a Vietnam veteran from our class)

Larry Buchannan and Susan Clark Sacharnoski

Roger Melugin relaxes at our Paducah

Beer Werks Social

Charlotte Arnold Lee and Hermes Lee

Darlene Dabney Washington, Steve Pope and Max Sacharnoski share old stories

 

Information on our future gatherings:

Your Class of 1968 Planning Committee met on December 27, 2018 at our last social.  In response with many requests for more social gatherings of our class the committee made this plan: 

We will have a planned socials for the third Thursday of every

even month.  

Here is a listing of our 2019 dates for socials.  Please put them on your calendars.  Details for time and place will be posted here and on Facebook before each event. If you subscribe at the bottom of this page to this site you will receive an email each time new information is added. 

PTHS Class of 1968 Socials Planned for 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at New Asia Restaurant (Times TBD)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Purple Toad Winery (Times TBD)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Noble Park, Large Pavilion #16 by ball fields (Time TBD)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday...October 17 - 19, 2019 during Paducah Oktoberfest (Place and exact date TBD)

December 2019 (date and place TBD)

Enjoy these photos from our February 21, 2019 social at the Paducah Beer Werks.  

Paducah Life Magazine, May 2018 issue.

PTHS Class of 1968 Noble Park Social Attendees: 

First row:  Rita Jo Blackford Wilson, Janet DeSpain Brotherson, Becky Langton Becker, Sharon Banks Luchesi

Second row: Billy Jacques, Andra Walls, Ricky Brewer, Mary Ann Talley, Brenda Williams Edner, Martha Coker Darnell

Third row: June Coppinger, Dan Hurt

Fourth row: Phillip Shelley, Bruce Shulman, John Hughey, Debbie Shrader Casper, Jim Toy

Also attending but not pictured, Max Sacharnoski, Danny Frazier, Steve Seltzer

Janet DeSpain Brotherson and Phillip Shelley who drove in from Louisville, KY on this hot day!!

Jimmy Toy and Janet DeSpain Brotherson lead the July and August happy birthday song.   Then we ate the ice cream birthday cake quickly that was melting in the heat.

Our volunteer chief, Marianna Lankton, Becky's sister.  She helped us out when Larry Buchanan was unable to do the duty.

At our social gatherings this photo demonstrates how we share some important ideas and information.  Andra Walls and Martha Coker Darnell

Jimmy Toy makes good on his delivery of a LARGE chest of ice for the social.  Roger and Marilyn Melugin donated their boat cooler for our picnic.

Max Sacharnoski, Phillip Shelley and Danny Frazier chat it up.

Enjoying a moment of fun Phillip Shelley and John Hughey prepare to carve up the watermelon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                              Photo credit: Paducah Sun, David Snow, photographer

Hermes Lee is our 2019 PTHS Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Hermes Lee, member of the PTHS class of 1968 and new Tilghman Hall of Fame inductee. He was recognized with the award during the 2019 Tilghman graduation ceremony Thursday evening, May 23, at McWright Field. In the photo above PTHS assistant principal for curriculum and instruction Jonathan Smith presents Hermes with his award.  Prior to the graduation Hermes was given a reception by family and friends. At the reception Hermes Lee received the distinction of Duke of Paducah. 

 

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PTHS Class of 1968 Socials Planned for 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019 

Social time begins at The Old Dusty Dog at 11am with drinks and snacks.

Planning Meeting at 5 pm

Social Gathering and BBQ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday, December 27, 2019, Luncheon at the Paducah Country Club            11 a.m to 2 pm 

 

Welcome Letter

If you are reading this, you have helped your PTHS reunion committee reach its first goal…to locate and contact as many classmates as possible! And you are on your way to making our 50th reunion be the one with the most classmates attending. You should have received an invitation in the mail, so send in your registration today, and check this website often for the growing list of classmates who are registered to attend.

 

To view the list of Class of 1968 Classmates on the Reunion Committee and planning to attend the 50th reunion as of now, please click here to visit our Event Info page.

We hope you are getting excited about our 50th reunion this October 19th and 20th in Paducah. Your reunion committee began meeting in the summer of 2016 and since then has met seven times. At each meeting there have been more ideas offered with regard to entertainment in Paducah for the weekend of the reunion. To view a tentative time table for Friday and Saturday activities, visit our Event Info page by clicking here.

The reunion committee needs your help in locating as many of our classmates as possible.  Presently we have contact information for 267 classmates. See our Event Info page for the 70 classmates we still need contact information on. If you have contact information or ideas where any of these classmates may be found, please send it to Rita Jo Blackford Wilson at this email address, rtwlsn@gmail.com 

If you have any classic photos from our early years in Paducah, at school, around Paducah and/or current photos of you, family, work, or even works of art that you would like to share please mail them to Rita Wilson, 629 McAuley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42003 or send a scanned copy to rtwlsn@gmail.com Mailed photos will be returned to you at the reunion in October or earlier if requested.