LOGAN — The Union Furnace Alumni Association, Inc. held its 64th annual dinner and meeting on June 8 at Lee’s Banquet Haus.
Dr. Randy Hardman welcomed 162 members and guests. He recognized and thanked several people that helped prepare for the reunion this year. They were Randy Sinnott, Rita Reis, Carolyn Kienzle, Nyla and Ken Vollmer, Mary and Jim Skinner, Nina Weaver, Margaret Mosure, Judy Rhodes, Patty Carmean, Nancy and Clyde Johnson, Larry Kienzle, Amy Swart, Madelyn and Tom Redd and Jim Dicken.
Rita Reis read the secretary’s report and Carolyn Kienzle presented the treasurer’s report. Both of the reports were approved by the alumni members.
Randy Hardman reported that since 1996, 54 recipients have received scholarships from the alumni fund and the Donna Higgins Sniff fund.
Randy Sinnott introduced Weston Brooks and presented a certificate to him. Weston thanked the Union Furnace Alumni for the scholarship. He also helped sell tickets for the scholarship fund. Another Union Furnace Alumni scholarship recipient was Ainsleigh Beckett. The recipient of the Donna Higgins Sniff scholarship was Gabrielle Tripper. Patty Carmean read Tripper’s resume and the thank you message from her.
Randy Sinnott and Randy Hardman introduced and presented plaques to the members that graduated in the 1969 class. The members attending their 50th class reunion were Susan Cook Marteney, Carolyn Mosure Kienzle, Nyla Thrush Vollmer, Jane Beck Beattie, Ralph Scribner, Mike Mount, Steve Leonard, Mary Ann Barlow McGlothlin, Charles Burley, Garen Eggleston, Doug Enderle, Richard Carter and Judy McClain Rhodes.
Randy Hardman recognized each class in attendance. He also gave the memoriam message.
The veterans attending were recognized and thanked for their service by Randy Sinnott.
Alumni Honor Member awards were presented to William (Bill) Evans, Judy McClain Rhodes and Ralph Scribner. An Honorary Diploma for George Rardain was presented to his family.
Nyla Vollmer thanked the 2019 officers and presented the following names to serve as officers of the Alumni Association for 2020: Randy Hardman, president; Randy Sinnott, vice president; Rita Reis, secretary; Carolyn Kienzle, treasurer and Jane Green, corporate officer. Nyla Vollmer made a motion to accept the list of officers. The second to the motion was made by Garen Eggleston. The members agreed with the motions.