School: Humbird - Alumni Banquet (29th - 1935)

Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Smith, Flood, Bryner, Rieder, Baumgartner, Stuve, Noyes, Waters, Simons, Sparkes, Bone, Fowler, Fristad, Barkley, LeCaptian

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 8 June 1935

Alumni Banquet

The twenty-ninth alumni banquet of the high school alumni association held at the Odd Fellows Tuesday evening provided a most enjoyable evening for both the old and young graduates of the local school. About 75 were present. At the business meeting which preceded the banquet the following officers for the ensuring year were elected: Vernon Smith president; Verna May Flood, vice president; Alvin Bryner, secretary; Ethel V. Rieder, treasurer.

The seats at the tastily decoration banquet tables were almost all occupied when the president, Miss Lena Baumgartner, requested Howell A. Stuve to ask Divine blessing. In well chosen words the toastmaster, Edmund K. Noyes was then introduced. Mr. Noyes showed rare ability in interspersing wit and serious thought, as he called upon each speaker. The class of 1935 was formally welcome by W. E Waters, the response being given by his son, Wayland Waters. Other toasts were given by A. F. Simons, Miss Edith Simons, Archie L. Sparkes, Mrs. Jennie Bone, Will O. Fowler, Nordahl S. Fristad, and Fern Barkley. In some of these talks many happy reminiscences of bygone school days were recounted. A silent toast to the departed members was drunk which is a most fitting tribute to the memories of these beloved graduates. Principal Herman LeCaptain introduced the various accompanied by delightful anecdotes pertaining to each student.

Following the toasts the members adjourned to the lodge hall where a most entertaining program of reading, musical numbers and novelty stunts was carried out under the direction of the program committee. Each of these numbers was well prepared and well received. This program was concluded with the class of 1935 standing while the class poem was recited. Impromptu music was provided and those who were so inclined enjoyed the remainder of the evening in dancing.

In 1935 bouquets will go into the records as one of the most successful in the history of the association. The attendance was large, the interest was good and every detail to make a pleasant evening had been adequately anticipated. The banquet was served by the Ladies Aid Society and was an appetizing repast.



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