On Friday, August 11, 2017, 85 (64 classmates and 21 significant others) gathered at the Salem Elks for reminiscing and finger foods which included smoked salmon, a smoked salmon dip, and summer sausage made with moose from Alaska, courtesy of Dave and Maxine Shanker Weber.
Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 started with tours of the Kent State City Center and Salem High School. A group of 7 to 8 classmates enjoyed reminiscing of what went on in various classrooms. Matt Butts from the Kent State City Center learned as much from us as we learned about the current usages of the building. Sean Kirkland, principal of the Salem High School, rode up on his motorcycle to guide us through the changes at the high school: second floor completion; hallway from the science wing to the vocational wing; expansion of the cafeteria. Once again the group talked about some good times at the high school.
Saturday evening 100 (72 classmates and 28 significant others) gathered at the Salem Golf Club where they enjoyed more talking, picture taking, dinner and music. Music was provided both nights by Keith Barnett of Carrollton.
After much controversy about what to wear to the golf club, it was decided on dressy casual. Rick Thomas wore a white tux with tails over his shorts.
A very moving memorial was prepared by Tom Vacar to share with the group.
The class gave a gift to the SHSAA of $15,900.