CHS class of 1963 unite for 45th reunion
The Crowley High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 45th reunion, with events taking place both Friday and
Saturday, October 17 and 18.
Friday evening, the class gathered at the Rice Palace, where they enjoyed a meal of jambalaya cooked by Larry Simon and homemade rolls cooked by Shelton Simon’s 89-year-old mother.
On Saturday, classmates gathered at the VFW Post in Crowley, where they feasted on brisket, rice dressing, green beans and bread pudding.
Decorations, provided by Reunion Committee Members Betty Miciotto Rougeau, Sandra Hickey Nolan, Carolyn Hayes Earles and Bernice Prather McElwee, were Crowley High School memorabilia, such with green and gold tablecloths, pom poms, top hats and flowers accented with olive green ribbons.
Classmates enjoyed entertainment by TLB Occasions both days.
Among the awards presented were those who traveled the furthest, Kenneth Barousse from Indio, California; Patricia Theriot Schilz and Noel Schliz from Kent, Washington. Married longest was Sandra Rue Dickey, and having the most grandchildren was Dennis LaFleur.
Also honored were veterans Charles DeBellevue, Linda Rolen Hanks, Taylor Cain, Warren Frederick, Shelton Simon, Larry Simon and Teddy Seaton.
The class also recognized deceased classmates Shelton Bertrand, Chi Chi Crawford, Darrell Hebert, Hazel Hoffpauir, Francis Johnson, Darrell Linscomb, Janet Mire Broussard, Kelly Perry, Arthur Stakes, Jeff Tiger, Glenn Valdetero, Janice Richard Mathis and Pete Nolan.
Fifty-eight guests attended the reunion, traveling from such places as Indio, California; Rutledge, Georgia; Edmund, Oklahoma; Tampa, Florida; various sites throughout Texas including Beevill, Spring, Houston, Everman, Katy, Baytown, Orange, Austin and Galveston. They also traveled from numerous spots in Louisiana including Crowley, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Lafayette, New Orleans, Metarie, Rayne, Gretna, Ville Platte, Henderson, Slidell, Baton Rouge and Estherwood.
The next planned reunion for the class will be in 2013.