A group of classmates from the Clay High School Class of 1969 partied Saturday, July 28 at the Oak Shade Grove Club Room.
The alumni enjoyed a picnic menu of BBQ ribs, grilled chicken and summer side dishes. Among those attending were Steve and Lori Ritzenthaler, who traveled from New Carlisle, Ohio; Sue Dubbs-Hancock, who traveled from Indianapolis Ind. and Norm and Jeaneen Whiteman-Bell, who received the long-distance traveler award for coming to the event from Coral Gables Fla.
Money generated from the party totaled $800, which will be given to the Clay High School Scholarship Fund.
Mike Searle is currently gathering contact information on classmates for a 45th reunion in 2014. Clay High 1969 graduates can reach Mike at
Members of the Clay High School class of 1969 who gathered for a summer get-together included: front row (left to right) Jeaneen Whiteman-Bell, Doug Bumgardner, Joan Dybala-Juhasz, Sally Szalky-Breier; center row: Gail von Ewegan-Shiple, Mike Wagner, Sue Villhauer-Kimmet, Karen Stevens, Jon Toth, Sue Dubbs-Hancock, Betty Romstadt-Csehi, Gary Breier, Steve Bartha, Chris Ardley, Sally Hassler; back row: Larry Beard, Rod Schwierking, Mike Searle, Mike Csehi, Dave Geisert, Gerry Wilson, Steve Ritzenthaler and John Free.