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.

Hello classmates.  The PTHS Class of 1968 Planning Committee has been busy lately preparing for our 2020 social gatherings.   Of course the BIG one is our 70th Birthday Celebration in October.  You should soon receive your invitation in the mail.   We have a total of four socials planned for 2020 but only the 70th Birthday Celebration requires a registration.   

Our PTHS Class of 1968 social dates are:

Friday, March 20, 2020, 3 - 8 pm at Paducah Beer Werks Cancelled as of Monday March 16, 2020

We are cancelling our PTHS Class of 68 social planned for this Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Paducah Beer Werks in order to protect the health of our classmates and others.  Please stay well and we will look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 20, 2020 when we gather at Strickland's Seafood for our next social. 

 

Friday, June 20, 2020, 4 - 8 pm at the new Strickland's Seafood, at 900 North 32nd Street

 

Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, 2020, 70th Birthday Celebration (see Registration for details)

 

Saturday, December 26, 2020, 11 am - 2 pm luncheon at the Paducah Country Club

  Check the photos below from our most recent socials in 2019.

New Asia Social in Lone Oak, April 2019: From the left, Audrey Blanton Biles, Mary Lee Talley, Jimmy Toy Roger Melugin,  Mike Cothran, Shelby Stewart Quetermous, Leah Russell Whipple, Rick Brewer, Janet DeSpain Brotherson, Marther Coker Darnell, Steve Seltzer, Becky Lankton Becker, Andra Walls Hurt, Dan Hurt, Larry Buchanan, Darlene Dabney Washington and Cameron Brewer

Purple Toad Winery Social in June 2019 Arleen Lee Norvell, Rita Jo Blackford Wilson, Martha Coker, Roger Melugin, Mike Cothran

New Asia Social in Lone Oak, April 2019, from the left, Audrey Blanton Biles, Mary Lee Talley, Jimmy Toy Roger Melugin,  Mike Cothran, Shelby Stewart Quetermous, Leah Russell Whipple, Rick Brewer, Janet DeSpain Brotherson, Marther Coker Darnell, Steve Seltzer, Becky Lankton Becker, Andra Walls Hurt, Dan Hurt, Larry Buchanan, Darlene Dabney Washington and Cameron Brewer

Kay Jones Fritz, Danny Frazier, and Janet DeSpain Brotherson socialize at the December 27, 2019 Paducah Country Club luncheon.

Newly weds in 2019:

Cyndi Sills married Larry Tomlinson in Blairsville, Georgia on December 9, 2019

More newly weds in our class:  Andra Walls married Dan Hurt on November 23, 2019 in Paducah, Kentucky

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

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 McRight 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.

Ladies of our PTHS Class of 1968    50th Reunion 

Gentlemen of our PTHS Class of 1968    50th Reunion 

 

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 70th Birthday Celebration be very special.  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 planning to attend the 70th Birthday Celebration by Puttin' on the Ritz as of now, please click here to visit our Event Info page.

We hope you are getting excited about our 70th Birthday Celebration  this October 23rd and 24th in Paducah. Your reunion committee began meeting in the summer of 2016 to plan our social events so that we can see each other and share the events in our lives. At each meeting there have been more and more shared ideas. 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 272 classmates. See our Event Info page for the 70 classmates we still need contact information on. Becky Lankton Becky continues to search for missing classmates and has found three more as of February 2020.  If you have contact information or ideas where any of these classmates may be found please contact Becky (Lankton) Becker

at 615-491-1368 or at rebecca2153@att.net

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.