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60th Class Reunion






The following information was mailed on June 15, 2024, to all classmates for whom we have mailing addresses. If you did not receive it or if you have misplaced it, please copy and print the registration form below and return it along with your payment by September 3, 2024.


Dear Classmate:

Our 60th Anniversary Class Reunion is Saturday, September 21, 2024, in the upstairs banquet facility of the Martinsville American Legion Post #230, 701 E. Morgan Street. Registration and "Social Hour" will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be prepared by Eat & Repeat Catering and includes a fresh garden salad, cube steak w/gravy or chicken w/gravy, au gratin potatoes, seasoned green beans, dinner rolls, cheese cake or brownies, and coffee/lemonade/bottled water. Dress is casual. A cash bar will be open. Music will be provided by a DJ. A photographer will be available. Don’t miss this event!

The cost is $30 per person. Checks should be made payable to: MHS Class of 1964 and mailed to Tessa Ballinger (Blackketter), 1771 S. Mt. Nebo Rd., Martinsville, IN 46151. Payment is due by September 3, 2024.

Please check this page for a reunion registration form, contact information, local hotels, and names of our missing classmates. We need your help finding them.

If you are attending the reunion and have any school pictures or memorabilia you would like to share, please bring them along. If you are unable to attend the reunion, but would like to send a greeting to the class, please email your message to mhs1964@att.net and enter the phrase "Class Greeting" in the subject line of your email. Greetings must be received by August 21 for publication.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be a "get-together" at the home of Roger Coffin. All 1964 MHS classmates and their guests are invited. The address is 5205 Old State Road 37 South, Martinsville, IN 46151.

On Sunday, September 22, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tessa Ballinger (Blackketter) and her husband Bob will host a "get-together" at their home located in Painted Hills at 1771 S. Mt. Nebo Rd., Martinsville, IN. All 1964 MHS classmates and their guests are invited.

See you at the reunion (possibly our last)! Be prepared to discuss future reunion plans.


MHS Class of ‘64 Reunion Committee


(Please complete the registration form below and return it with your payment by September 3)

Registration Form


   Your name ___________________________________________________________________

   Your guest’s name _____________________________________________________________

    Please circle your meat preference – Cube Steak / Chicken

    Please circle your guest’s meat preference – Cube Steak / Chicken



Class Website Best Western-Martinsville Inn
www.mhs1964.org 50 Bill's Blvd
Class Email Martinsville IN 46151
mhs1964@att.net Phone – 765-342-1842
Tessa Ballinger (Blackketter) Holiday Inn Express and Suites
1771 S Mt Nebo Rd 2233 Burton Ln
Martinsville IN 46151 Martinsville IN 46151
Phone – 765-342-7663 Phone – 765-813-3999
Email – bobtess.11@comcast.net  
  Super 8 Martinsville
Roger Coffin 55 Bill's Blvd
5205 Old State Rd 37 S Martinsville IN 46151
Martinsville IN 46151 Phone – 765-349-2222
Cell – 317-446-9472  
Office – 765-342-5506  
Email – elderlaw@ccblegal.com  



If you know the whereabouts of any of the following classmates, please email the class at mhs1964@att.net: Tom Boles, Jim Brummett, Pam Bunch (Ferguson), Diana Fisher (Allman), Becky Fowler (Elstner), Rita Hicks (Ones), Alfredo Hoyos, Judy Lambert (Lusk), Pat Legge, Sue Rike (Adams), Jill Schnaiter, Susie Sparks, James Turpin, William Wade, Billie Mae Walker (White), Rolande Webb (Burch), Robert Wood, and Patricia Zelahy (Maxwell).

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Help! Some postcards were returned to us by the USPS as undeliverable. If you have contact information for any of the following classmates, please email it to mhs1964@att.net. The names are Judy Lambert (Lusk), Diana Fisher (Allman), Rick Prather, James Turpin, Rita Hicks (Ones), Patricia Zelahy (Maxwell) and Jim Brummett.


With our 60th Class Reunion coming up next year, the Reunion Committee is requesting classmate input. Please email the Reunion Committee at mhs1964@att.net with your thoughts and suggestions regarding our upcoming reunion. All emails will be posted below for class members to review.


Comment from Elden Carmichael: Now that I am mostly retired and the kids are all on their own, I am going to try to make the 60th. My compliments to y'all for doing such a great job of keeping the web site and organizing the reunions.


Comment from Mary Ann Fulford (Wooster): My vote is a meal and no band. Eliminating the space for a dance floor would give more room to space out the tables and enable guests to maneuver around with wheelchairs, canes, etc. Background music would be a nice addition. My thanks goes out to all the people on the planning committee and the hard work that goes into planning a reunion. Looking forward to seeing everyone and reminiscing about days gone by!


Comment from Mary Beth Champlin (Fetherolf): Looking forward to the 60th class reunion. It will be nice to visit with the members of the class of 64! Music played such an important part of our lives in high school, that I would love to have some music playing in the background to bring back memories (whether good, bad, or ugly)! Hope all works out so that we can make this reunion happen. Best wishes!


Comment from Jacquie Alexander (Worley): I was unable to attend the 50th and 55th reunions, so I hope to make this one.  I just want to second everything that Karl Dorff said.  Especially, I would like to thank you, the committee, for the wonderful work you have done over the years in managing the website, keeping us connected and in planning the reunions.


Comment from Karl Dorff: Before I offer any opinions regarding our upcoming 60th anniversary reunion, I would like to thank each member of the reunion committee for all the work you put into making our gatherings so successful and enjoyable. Kudos to you for your positive efforts over the years.

In response to your specific questions, I definitely would prefer having a meal during which we classmates are able to visit with one another.

I, personally, would prefer to not have a band. I'm not a dancer and my lovely wife is not a "live and loud" music person, so...I would prefer to see a time after the meal in which classmates have the opportunity to share, with the entire group, memories of our MHS years together.  

I'm looking forward to the opportunity to attend next year's reunion if I am still physically and mentally able to take part in the festivities on September 21st, 2024.   

Thanks again for all you do!