The Van Buren High School class of 1956 met for its 55th class reunion on Aug. 6, at the Center Point United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The main event of the evening was visiting with Omer Tongrett. He had not been back to Brazil since graduating. Attending the reunion were (front, from left) Susie Weaver Knierim, Marilyn Sheese Whittington, Bobbie Hunter Hale, Juanita Sommers, Bill Stallcop, Wanda Withers Pell, Bette Lu Mosteller Fisher, Jim Aker, Tom Hood, (back) Everett McMichael, Jim McShanog, Omer Tongrett, Nancy Clifton Avery, Judy Latham Fatch, Rose Reynolds, Ethel Drake Garrison, Mary Ann Phipps Turner, Bob Young, Lila Eaglin Jones and Phyllis Weaver Phegley.
The Van Buren High School senior class of 1956 went by train from Greencastle to Washington D.C., to tour the capital. Appearing on the lawn of the White House was (front, from left) Suzanne Weaver, Rose Reynolds, Linda Clark, Geraldine Fields, Valenda Lawson, Juanita Sommers, Wanda Thompson, Phyllis Weaver, Ethel Drake, Bette Lu Mosteller, Lila Eaglin, Judy Cobb, Mary Ann Phipps, Marilyn Sheese, Judy Latham, Nelda Parsons, Janice Delp, Bobbie Hunter, Odena Miller, (back) Bill Lanham, Don Knox, Harold Hubble, Tom Hood, Bill Stallcop, Don Love, Jim Aker, Gordon Love, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rissler, Orlean Bradshaw, Bob Whitmarsh, Larry Hill, Ron Spence, Maurice Thompson, Bob Young, Everett McMicheals, Jim McShanog and Don Bullerdick.