The Blanco High School graduating class of 1960, along with some former classmates, celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 15, at the Uptown Restaurant. There was a lot of chatter as well as hugs, as the classmates met to discuss where their lives had taken them over the past 50 years. There was also time to reflect on those classmates who had passed away. In attendance were: Phyllis Hill Edmondson of Alvin, James Bindseil of San Antonio, Lois (Sis) Neill Ewald of Austin, Johnny Wood, and Marjorie Smith Latham of Blanco, who went through the 12 years together. Classmates also attending were Jimmy and Jean Alanis Fuchs of Benson, Arizona, Beverlyn Weidner Hoffmann of New Braunfels, Harvey Rust of Spring Branch, Errol (Blacks) Weidner of Boerne, Billy D. Hall of Dilley, Nancy Copeland Champion of Plano, Leona Triesch Penshorn of Marion, and Betty Barker Woolsey and Martha Felps Wagner of Blanco.
One of the highlights of the day was a tour of the actual classrooms where the majority spent 12 years of their schooling. Great memories (some we dare not mention here) were discussed as the group toured from room to room, remembering teachers and classmates. The class wishes to thank Dr. Buck Ford and Tony Petri for conducting the tour of the old buildings.
In honor of the day, some classmates wore a special “60” charm, which had been a gift given by a classmate to each at graduation. At the anniversary luncheon, each classmate received gifts commemorating the milestone. A history of past years was presented in a booklet, along with information and photographs of classmates describing the events of their lives over the past 50 years. It was an enjoyable day for the classmates as well as their spouses.