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RVHS class of 1966 holds gathering at the fair

| October 6, 2015
Reunion: Members of the River View High School class of 1966 united on Oct. 5 at the Coshocton County Fair. The group is hoping to plan a big celebration for its 50th reunion in 2016. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Reunion: Members of the River View High School class of 1966 united on Oct. 5 at the Coshocton County Fair. The group is hoping to plan a big celebration for its 50th reunion in 2016. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – Monday, Oct. 5 was a beautiful day for making memories at the Coshocton County Fair and for reminiscing with old friends.

The River View High School class of 1966 decided to use the fair as a place to gather to start planning its 50th reunion.

“We are planning something big,” said Seneth Stockli Darr.

The meeting at the fair was organized by Cheryl Clark Kuhn.

“A bunch of us were on Facebook and were talking and decided to show up together at the River View eat stand,” she said.

There were 200 students in the class of 1966, the first to graduate from River View High School, but unfortunately at least 18 of them have passed away.

“We’ve had reunions off and on, but since next year is our 50th there is no doubt we are going to have one then,” Kuhn said.

Betty Ogle Donley was one of 14 classmates who showed up to help start discussions about the class’ big reunion.

“I was curious to see how many people would show up,” she said. “It’s been a lot of fun so far. We’ve all gotten older though so I’ve had to look at people three times and say to myself ‘who is that,’ but once they started talking about something then I knew.”

Bernie Bookless also joked that their memories weren’t what they used to be.

“Everything is new because we don’t remember anything,” he said.

Kuhn hopes that they can continue the fair time reunion.

“This is the first year we’ve done something like this and we hope to build on it,” she said. “It’s a nice time of year to get together.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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