CCHS Florida Alumni Brunch

March 7, 2004


Food and memories make for a memorable day, as almost 80 graduates of Columbia City High School & their spouses discovered at the fourth annual alumni brunch in Venice, Florida. The oldest class represented was 1939 and the youngest 1962. We even belted out the CCJHS Fight Song , thanks to placemats with its words & music.

Trivia Fact: The Fight Song was created by Lavon Luckenbill, Bill Bloom, & Franklin Waterfall, members of the Class of 1935.

Organizer and Master of Ceremonies for the brunch was Ted Gruver, 1957:

I sat with L-R: Steve Hile, Doretta Hile, Kenlynn Simon Stickler, Kent Stickler, Rita Pittenger Toomey, Bart Toomey, Bob Sharp, 1939 alumni & Band Director 1951-1960:

Vern Trier & former CC mayor Keith Dowell share some memories.

Barbara Carver Frey explained how scholarships are awarded by the foundation created in memory of her aunt, Miss Bernice Carver:

Fayette Sevits Carpenter revealed a fantastic memory for people & details as she shared her memories of growing up on North Chauncey Street and her downtown adventures on Saturdays:

Center: Pat Pucket; others unknown:

L-R: Sue Gruver, Barbara Carver Frey, Rex Carpenter & Fayette Sevits Carpenter:

L-R Facing Forward: Greg Woodham & Tom Felger:

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