Leesburg High School
Classes Of 1968 - 1972
Welcome to the Leesburg High School Classes Of 1968 - 1972 Reunion information web site. Only LHS Class of 1970's Classmates may register; all visitors may peruse the site's pages. If you are a classmate from '68,'69,'71, or '72, the website administrator can forward your contact information to your class' representative. Please contact the Website Administrator ("Contact Us") with questions and/or comments. Also, for our "In Memory" page, we appreciate information you may have about former classmates -- from any of the classes of 1968-1972 -- who may have passed.
LHS Class of 1970 classmates: please click on "Classmate Profiles" to register
Special welcome to LHS Class of 1970 Classmates. You need not have graduated with this LHS class to join this site. If you attended any Leesburg/Fruitland Park/Lady Lake Elementary, or 7th grade ("Soaring Eagles!), in Leesburg -- and could have graduated in 1970, you may join this group. Contact the Website Administrator ("Contact Us") to have your name added; then, log in and post info.
The 2016 Holiday Party was December 8th, in downtown Leesburg.
Classmates and Friends: The Sip Restaurant Jazz and Wine Bar, 707 West Main Street, Leesburg, was the venue for the LHS classmates' annual Christmas party.
As usual, unwrapped toys were accepted for The Children's Advocacy Center.
Also, monetary donations were accepted by Rayna (Mrs. Ross) Moore to benefit The Yellow Rose Closet. This fund is in memory of all classmates we have lost.
Thanks to all for attending! Please see pictures from that event on the "Holiday 2016 Class Party" page.
The LHS Classes of 1968-1972 had a reunion of classmates, friends, and former teachers the weekend of
July 31st, August 1st and 2nd, 2015.
Below are pictures, featuring the Class of 1970, from that weekend:
Friday night's event was at Sip Restaurant Jazz and Wine Bar, at 707 W. Main Street
David Gilchrist, David Clark, Kenny Mitchem, Ross Moore, Danny Farling
Meredith Kirste, Mark Sneed, Rachel Mattick Horn (background), Mike Napier
Kenny Mitchem and Betsy Barbieux
Mark, Glenna Hancock, Rachel Horn, Jan (Mrs.. Ernie) Barnett, Susan (Mrs. Sam) Rixie,
Sandra Carter Ginn, Rayna (Mrs. Ross) Moore, Sam Rixie, Ross Moore
Janet Cannon Stenman, Marilyn Hoag, Sandra Carter Ginn
Nancy Beyers Dyer and Terre James Peter
Above: Debbie Simmons passing out name tags to Rachel Horn and Robin Bass; Marilyn Hoag
Saturday night's Dinner-Dance was held at Leesburg's Community Building:
Meredith, Dozier, Bill Goshorn (1969) and Gilchrist helped with the decorations.
Best of the Best Band member David Duff setting up.
Karen Penley Barnes, Dale Arrowsmith (1969), Franklyn Bundrick, Judy Brister Arrowsmith
Best of the Best Band: Jim Rast, Wayne Corbin, "guest" Mike Napier,
Wayne Proctor, Steve Carter, David Duff
Former teacher, "Coach" Tom Blake
Former teachers: "Coach Tom Blake, classmate Julie Williams (1972), Rosalie Hull, Joan Brown
Former teacher Frank Wells and Julie Williams (1972)
Mary Clark (1972) and David Clark
Jill Mantor Baker (1971); Wayne Proctor "Best of the Best Band" vocals (1965); Pat Cox Hux
Valerie (Mrs. Wayne) Proctor, Kim Brokaw Ackom, Marshall and Pat Hux
Mary and David Holcomb
Judi Sloan Kerr and Carol Ann Morris Smith
Best of the Best Band and guest Mike Napier on harmonica
Kenny Mitchem and Kathy Miller Ragan
Drummer Steve Carter (1969)
Keyboard and vocals, Wayne Corbin
Bass and vocals, David Duff
Guitar and vocals, Jim Rast
Larry Cumbaa (1969) and Janet Cannon Stenman
Seated: Robin Bass, Sandra, Danny Farling;
Standing: Judy, Buzzy, Karen, David, Kim, Bobby (behind Kim),
Mike Foard, Marilyn (white shirt), Carol Ann
Front row: Rixie, Mitchem, Meredith, Dozier, Rob English
Standing:Rachel, Debbie, Kris, Diane, Paddy, Judi, Terre, Kathie
Above: 3rd Row: Bobby Robertson, Marilyn Hoag, Dee Gunter, Pat Hux, Nancy Dyer
2nd Row: Carol Ann Smith, Lynne Frazier, Wendy Miller, Betsy Barbieux
Front row: Glenna Hancock, Denny Bradford
Photography by Martha, group image:
Above, set up for picture by Photography by Martha (Haworth)
Sunday's Memorial Service was held at Leesburg High School's Auditorium:
Chorus members: (front row) Elaine Carmichael Buzzerd, Nancy Dyer,
Kris Witter Ogden, Betsy Barbieux
Sunday' Memorial Service was organized and led by Bruce Davis.
Judy Sloan Kerr on piano, Bob Williams (1971) and Richard Allison on guitar,
Gary Freitag (1972) on guitar, Steve Carter (1969) on drums
Becky Odum Jones (1971) looking at The Class of 1970's Memory Board
Classmates gone too soon.
Some of the photos above were borrowed from Facebook.
Thanks to Jill Baker, David Gilchrist, Sandra Ginn, and Bob Williams.
Many more pictures are on the Facebook page:
Leesburg High School Classes of '68 - '72 2015 Reunion
The Class of '70's holiday 2014 party was Thursday, December 4th, at Zachary's Bar and Grill, Leesburg, FL. Unwrapped toys were collected to benefit The Lake-Sumter Children's Advocacy Center.
Photos from the 2014 event have been posted. Images from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 get togethers can also be viewed on the "Holidays 2014" page.
If you are a returning member, please keep your profile up-to-date. "Newbies" and on-going members want to know what's going on in our respective lives.
*** By popular demand, our 2010 Reunion entertainment -- "We the People, and Friends" AKA “The Best of The Best Band” -- returned to The Leesburg Community Building on February 25th, 2011.
Below: Betsy Barbieux and Dozier on the dance floor;
Mitchem and Ann Carlton Johnson (and Bill Hall);
(far left) Beth Simmons Wade and Ray Wade;
Marilyn Hoag and Kenny Mitchem
Above: Gail Robertson Exum; and Danny and Debbie Shoop Simmons
THE REUNION WEEKEND WAS:
August 27, 28, and 29, 2010
Leesburg High School Class of 1970
August 28, 2010
Class of 1971 Classmates
Class of 1969 Classmates
Class of 1972 Classmates
Class of 1968 Classmates
The Saturday night entertainment -- pictured below -- was "The Best of the Best Band" : Wayne Corbin, keyboard and vocals, Steve Carter, percussion, Jim Rast, base guitar and vocals, David Duff, base guitar and vocals, Steve Cornett, guitar and vocals; and guest Wayne Proctor, guitar and vocals. Reunion 2010 CD's are available from Jim Rast Music.
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