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Annual banquet hosted by Montgomery Alumni

By Staff | Jun 21, 2019

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary A donation of $1,969 raised by the fifty year class of 1969 was presented by class member Joyce Heighes.The funds were received by alumni president Patti Stover during the June 5, 2019 Montgomery Area High School alumni banquet at Wynding Brook Country Club, Milton.

MILTON – Alumni from the Montgomery Area High School availed themselves of several gatherings during the weekend of June 8 and 9, 2019. The center of activities occurred near Milton at the Wynding Brook Country Club where on Saturday morning, 88 players participated in a golf tournament.

In the club’s banquet hall that evening, 196 alumni and guests were welcomed by alumni president Patricia Walborn Stover. The invocation was given by Dorena Drum Follmer, class of 1969.

Five seniors receiving scholarships were as follows: An amount of $1,500 each went to Caleb Hipple who will attend Lycoming College, Samantha Margargle entering Bloomsburg University, and Spencer Trostle who is headed for Pennsylvania College of Technology.

A monetary gift in the name of Margaret Stolz was awarded to Alexis Snyder who will attend Mansfield University, with the Edna Fox Scholarship going to Michael Miller on his way to the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Marian Harman Bender, class of 1944 was the lone member of the earliest class represented. “My class had 41 members of which eight remain. Several left high school early during WWII to join the military,” she said. Bender also recalled attending an alumni reunion at the same site in 1949.

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary Montgomery Area High School seniors receiving awards during the alumni banquet held at Winding Brook County Club at Milton were (front left-right): Alexis Snyder received the $600 Margaret Stolz Scholarship; Michael Miller, the $500 Edna Fox Scholarship.Three awards of $1,500 each were generated by the Alumni Association and awarded to (Row 2): Samantha Margargle, Spencer Trostle and Caleb Hipple.

Recognition for the most alumni members from one family totaled six from the Riddell family. Traveling the greatest distance representing the fifty year class of 1969 was Sherry Miller Buttdorf of Georgia. Greatest distance traveled overall was earned by Harold and Cora (Stamets) Chamberlain of California.

Available for raffle was a red four-point star quilt, and several baskets donated by local businesses. Cheri’s House of Flowers provided begonias as table decorations.

Officers for 2020 were announced naming Patricia Walborn Stover continuing as president, Pamela Taylor Mowrey as vice president, and Karen Pauling as treasurer with an opening available for secretary.

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary Marian Harman Bender, (seated) class of 1944, represented the earliest class in attendance. Coming from the greatest distance were husband and wife Harold Chamberlain and the former Cora Staments of California who are with Sherry Miller Buttdorf of Georgia with greatest distance traveled from the 50 year class.   

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary The Riddell's were recognized as the family with greatest number of Montgomery Alumni in attendance during the June 5, 2019 banquet. (Standing left - right) are award presenter Jackie Taylor Murray, family members Gene Riddell, Sherri Riddell Heckmen, Shirley Riddell Doran, Tracy Hartman, Carol Riddell, and seated Mr. Riddell.