Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sentimental Sunday - ICHS Junior-Senior Reception of 1951, Celina, Ohio

My Dad was in the Class of 1952 at Immaculate Conception High School in Celina, Ohio. One of the mementos he kept from his high school days was the program for the Junior-Senior Reception in 1951. I'm guessing from the cover of the program that this was similar to the Junior-Senior Proms we have today.

The inside of the program listed the events for the evening, the menu, and names of the faculty and students. I was surprised to find that my Dad was Toastmaster and that he'd kept a type-written paper with the toast tucked away inside the program.

The toast reads as follows: Reverend Father, Mr. Reichert, Graduates, and Juniors. We are assembled here this evening to honor the graduating class of 1951. We'll miss them next year when we try to fill their vacancies, but lets hope that our loss will be their gain. And now I'll turn it over to our good friend, teacher, and pal, Father John.

 The pages above list the program and menu. I wonder what was in that Special "51" Salad!

The next pages listed the colors, flowers, officers and students for the Junior and Senior Classes and the faculty members of the school.

The high school closed in 1972, but the parish continues to operate a preschool and elementary school. The Immaculate Conception Church is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year and has been posting history and photos on their 150th Anniversary Facebook page.

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