Monday, August 2, 2010

Class of 74 meets for Reunion

In photo: front row Tom Becker, Debby (Cooperrider) Muczynski, Donna(Perram) Checki, Beth Reeves, Gary Luttner, Jane (Vorndran) Butler, Lois(Carrier) Welch.
Second row: Guy Konyha, Linda(Alber) Simmons, Debbie Thorne, Becky(Kyle) Davis-Starr, Vince Liebenguth, Rick Myers, Rex Parker, Ann Marie (Teresko) Brobst, Karen (Ransom) Thompson.
Back Row: Gordy Dutt, Carol(Harrison) Rusnacko, Cliff Feightner, Johanna(Kephart) Taylor, Scott Fitch, Harry Yehnert, Larry Webster, Doug Lonsbury(partially hidden), Jim Little, Gary Frederick, Margaret Leveskas, Janet (Malek) Henderson, Sandy (Ziebro) Hughes

On July 31, 2010, 35 classmates got together in Allardale Park in Granger Township. For some, it was the first time seeing their old classmates since graduation over 36 years ago.

It all started with several classmates "friending" each other on Facebook. Memories from high school years led to yearbook photos being posted.

Then several members of the Highland class of 74 started discussing the long overdue reunion. The last reunion was the 20 year in 1994. Years 25, 30, and 35 passed with no reunion. The group on Facebook was about to change that. After deciding on a date to have a reunion picnic, a local committee scheduled to meet in the conference room at the offices of Howard Hanna in Wadsworth. Also during thiBolds time, a place to post high school memories and photos was established on Facebook. It was called 1974 Highland High School, Medina, Ohio Class Reunion. As there are many Highland High Schools around the country, there was felt the need to differentiate.

During the next 3-1/2 months between the first meeting and the actual reunion, word got out that a reunion was being planned. Some people joined the Facebook, while others found out by word of mouth. The committee got the park and the rest of the group sent money to help make this reunion happen. People were excited about seeing their old classmates.

After much anticipation, the day of the reunion arrived. People started arriving at the park, bringing good food and better memories. Classmates got to catch up on each other's lives and renew old friendships. And there was a promise of returning in two years for hopefully a bigger reunion.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Committee Meeting Minutes July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

Present: Karen Ransom Thompson, Ann Marie Teresko Brobst, Gary Luttner, Tom Becker, Scott Fitch, Cliff Feightner

This was our last meeting before the reunion, which occurs on July 31.

In between quite a bit of catching up, we discussed what was needed for the picnic to be a success. Gary had written Cliff and Karen an email with many good ideas of what would be necessary to ensure a good time.

The following people will be in charge of providing these items:

Scott Fitch will provide BBQ utensils and grill brush along with charcoal and lighter.

Ann Marie Brobst will supply hot pads, stapler, and aluminum foil.

Gary Luttner will provide yard cart and power strip.

Karen will bring corn hole game and music.

Cliff will go to GFS and get hot dogs, hamburger patties, buns, and condiments.

Also to be got from GFS, Cliff will be garbage bags, paper plates, cups, table covers, plastic silverware, and napkins. Most above items will be provided with the money sent in.

We want everyone to bring some kind of covered dish and your own beverage, along with lawn furniture.

If today's meeting was any indication, we will have a good time at the reunion picnic. We are looking very forward to seeing everyone.

I want to thank those who have been spreading the news about the reunion by word of mouth. If you have any contact with our classmates make sure they know we are going to have a get together on July 31 at Allardale Park in Granger.

See you on the 31st.

Once again the address to send the checks is:
Cliff Feightner
13 Hawk Ridge
Rittman, Ohio 44270

Friday, May 21, 2010

We are having a reunion!

The Class of 74, Highland High School, Medina, Ohio is having a reunion. We plan on getting together, and spending time making up for lost time. We are going eat and talk and find out what we all have up to all these years.

We will meet at Allardale Park
401 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Ohio
Located about .75-mile west of Medina Line Road

We plan on starting the festivities at 3:00pm on July 31, 2010, though some of us will be there earlier.
Bring your lawnchairs and your memories, as well as photos of grandkids.

We are asking that everybody send an RSVP along with $10.00 per person. For further information contact Cliff Feightner clffrdfghtnr at gmail dot com.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Meeting Minutes 04/30/10

Present: Karen Ransom Thompson, Debbie Runyon DuPlaga. Becky Kyle Davis-Starr, Cliff Feightner

Discussed reunion picnic. Date set for July 31, 2010.
Menu was discussed, and picnic style dinner was agreed upon.
Venue for picnic still not known as those previously publicly discussed, Hinckley Park and Memorial Park in Wadsworth were booked solid.

An announcement will be published in an upcoming edition of the Post, a local free weekly newspaper, seeking the whereabouts of classmates, and to email me

It was agreed upon that NO ONE needs to lose weight to come to this reunion, unless you are doing this for reasons of health. Come as you are. We want to see you.

We also want to invite everybody who lives in the area, from the Highland class of 74, to the next committee meeting, Monday May 10, 2010 Howard Hanna conference room
185 Great Oaks Trail
Wadsworth, Ohio
Meeting will begin at 6:00PM

We especially want to extend an invitation to those who have been on previous reunion committees as we do appreciate their efforts in the past and want to draw upon their expertise.

We also wish to accept any and all suggestion from those that live outside the area, or those in the area who cannot make the committee meetings.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Very Important Meeting

This is for all members of Highland High School, Medina, Ohio class of 74.

Tomorrow evening at 6pm, we will be having a reunion committee meeting at the offices of Howard Hanna, 185 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth, Ohio. All interested members of the class are welcome to attend.

For info or to send suggestions please contact me at

On another note, I have reset the comments section on this blog. Anyone can leave a comment, whether you have a Google account or not.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Greetings Classmates

To all my fellow classmates from the Highland High School, Medina, Ohio, Class of 74.

In the past few days, there has been rumblings from a small group of people communicating through my corner of the Facebook world. We are wanting to get a class reunion set up for this summer and we are getting a committee in place.

I have set up a Facebook page for reunion information and as a chat board. There are also yearbook photos on that page. Feel free to visit and become a member of it. Please also feel free to post any memories there.

There will be a committee meeting this Friday. Details in the next post.

I hope to see as many of my classmates at the reunion.

Cliff Feightner