The Bowling Green School Reunion which was held April 25, 2008 at the Center Point Methodist Church was another great event with 99 classmates in attendance. Linda Schiele opened with a Welcome. She read a note from the Woodburns who couldn't make it this year, but was looking forward to coming next year. James Chambers and family were unable to attend due to some health issues. Nadene Woolf blessed the food and we all had a very good meal. The youth group from the church helped out with the meal etc. They are going on a mission trip to the inner city of Indianapolis, Ind. and they needed funds to help do this project and they probably still could use some support.
Majorie Waldhieser and Merl Willen were our only two teachers present. Majorie taught at Bowling Green 11 years and Merl Willen taught three years.
Door prizes were given out and everyone enjoyed getting a little something. We want to thank First Financial and Riddle Banks for their donations. The tables were decorated with purple straw hats with pioneer on the front and teams of horses and wagons were along side. Linda and Carlene made cowboys hats of purple and white so everyone had one to take home and put on their fridge, they were magnets.
Envelopes were passed so we could have everyone to address them for next year. Remember what the committee sends out is just a notice as to when and where the reunion is to be held. Everyone who went to Bowling Green School is most welcome to come. Thanks to Wilma Ellison for sending all these notices out for us.
Rev. Myron James gave a very nice memorial for our deceased classmates; we lost four since our last reunion.
Jim Skeleton shared a reading called "The Old Barn." Jim also brought a yearbook to share and had some interesting newspaper clippings in it. Leroy Royer brought a scrapbook to share with items from WWII, very interesting.
Cynthia Moon shared newspaper items of school events. Basketball: Bowling Green played Ashboro Feb. 27, 1937 score was 49-22. Rough Riders of Ashboro won. She also had a school report that Duane Strauch had done on the 11 schools in Washington Township. Those schools were Belaire, Liberty, Beechgrove, Carmel, Union, Booth, Snoddy or Campbell, Beamer, Knot Creek, Godfrey, Schroer and Bowling Green. If anyone has history of schools years and what happened it would be great if you could share it with us.
Carlene Dickison closed asking for everyone to get up and shake hands with at least 2 people they did not know.
Thanks to all from the committee Kathy Burch, Wilma Ellision, Carlene Dickison, Linda Schiele. Hope to see you all next reunion and bring your classmates you went to school with.