Roscoe Tigers still roaring

| May 22, 2017
The 124th annual Roscoe Alumni Banquet was held on Saturday evening, May 20 at the Coshocton County Career Center. The class of 1957 was honored. Five members of the class of 1957 attended and are pictured: Janice Conkle, Jerry Bowman, Ethel “Starcher” Hawkins, Roy Aronhalt and Shirley “Thomas” Dickerson. Mark Fortune | Beacon

The 124th annual Roscoe Alumni Banquet was held on Saturday evening, May 20 at the Coshocton County Career Center. The class of 1957 was honored. Five members of the class of 1957 attended and are pictured: Janice Conkle, Jerry Bowman, Ethel “Starcher” Hawkins, Roy Aronhalt and Shirley “Thomas” Dickerson. Mark Fortune | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Graduates of Roscoe High School met for their 124th annual alumni banquet at the Coshocton County Career Center on Saturday evening, May 20 with Schumaker Farms catering the meal. Pastor “Gus” Guthrie welcomed everyone, emceed the event and entertained everyone following the meal and special recognitions with a gospel illusions magic show. Veterans were honored, asked to stand and give their years of service and branch of the military. A certain member of the class of 1957 seemed to be called on (picked on?) often – but probably not as many times as when in school.

The oldest attendee was Forrest Darr from the class of 1940. Other attendees honored as oldest in attendance were: Joyce “Stubbs” Bannon, Logan Burris, Dorothy “Stubbs” Platkowski and Gladys “Pope” Ogle. Darr even received a token gift of a $1 from Gus Guthrie for being the oldest attendee with a promise of perhaps receiving a “better” gift next year.

Darr recalled his time at Roscoe, “There are so many fond memories that I really can’t come up with a favorite one. I enjoyed the basketball team for one thing because I came from a farm and I thought that was a magnificent place, the biggest place I had ever been in my life and I liked all my teachers and had lots of friends, still have lots of friends. A lot of them are gone now but I had lots of friends when I was there. Everybody was good to me and I appreciated that. It was a good place to graduate from.”

Nelson Hall, class of 1954 and Richard Dile, class of 1955 were recognized and applauded for perfect attendance. The organizing committee of Robert and Cindy Watson and Ruth Henderson were also recognized and received a gift of appreciation.

The evening concluded with the traditional singing of “God be with you till we meet again.”

 

 

 

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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