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Sunday, June 11, 2006

The LCHS Class of 1960 held its 45th reunion in Lincoln, Illinois, at the American Legion on 9-30-05 and 10-1-05. The main entertainment, presented on the second day, was a variety-talent show produced by a select group of classmates, relatives, and friends. The host-emcee was Producer-Director Jeff Fults, pictured here (he has come a long way since I persuaded him to be my best man in my first wedding, 6-10-69. Do you think he is wearing the same tux? Do you suppose his alter ego, Jon Diers, has ever worn one?).

Reunion committee member Judy Lohrenz Perkins and J.E. Fults (JEF) have agreed to allow the show to be available here (see links below). When you consider that some high school classes do not have enough interested members even to have a reunion, why, this show testifies to the most remarkable folks who compose the truly noble LCHS Class of 1960.
Judy provides the following info:

Host-emcee-master of ceremonies= Jeff "Jocko" Fults
Cast in order of appearance:
Comedian= Cliff Perkins
Big Bopper= Mark "Zeke" Zurkammer
Patsy Cline= Diane Caplinger Farmer
Gretchen Wilson= Angie Fults (Jeff's Daughter)
Elvis=Cliff Perkins
Elton John= Dick Logan
Brenda Lee= Bess Sparks Newhouse
Righteous Brothers= Dick George and John Coombs
Louis Armstrong = Mark "Zeke" Zurkammer (in his own voice)

Photographers were Luanne Froschauer, Gary Liesman, and Susie Mills Fults
Film editor was Cliff Perkins
Band members= Lead guitar = Pete Ritchhart Smiley, Keyboard =Shirley Sparks Conaway, Drums= Kathy Mitchell Liesman, Saxaphone=Angie Fults
Prop Crew= Donna Gereits Miles and Judy Lohrenz Perkins
Lighting=Bob Gordon and Russell Wright
SOUND= Judith Heinzel Gordon
Scarfs, underwear and flowers for Elvis presented by: Barb Geary Cicci, Susie Mills Fults, Eva Harris Hill, Carol Coombs, Joanne Gipson, Liz Stringer Lolling, Pat Sahs Zgaga, Bonnie Cecil Farmer (sorry if I missed any of these people).

The faster your Internet connection, the smoother the results will be (forget about dial-up). Also, use the comments feature below.

Part 1: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1393343863984327074

Part 2: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3016867333329280350

Part 3: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8574242516932581746


Anonymous Jerry Gibson said...

Leigh, I hope you get more favorable comments about your work providing internet segments from the the video of the LCHS 45th class reunion. I would be comfortable if you had my short babbling interview segment. Possibly other classmates will agree to have their interviews on the web mainly to show the diversity of this class.

8:36 AM

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