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Beaumont High School Classes of 1954



Our 60th CLASS REUNION is now History

It was held on AUGUST 8, 9 & 10, 2014

We had 71 Beaumont Classmates that signed up for part or all of the Reunion events. 19 from the Jan. 1954 Class, 38 from the June 1954 Class & 14 from other years.
We had several who came in from out of town.
The Friday event was held at Lombardo's by the Airport.
The combined Men of Beaumont (MOB) and the Ladies of Beaumont (BG's) Luncheon was very well attended with more than 135 people.
There was plenty of time to renew friendships from the past, the Food was great and our MC (Giles Blair Jun '46) had plenty of Jokes for the group.
The guest speaker Charlie Brennan (KMOX Radio) talked about the   “Amazing St. Louis” as the City celebrates its 250th Birthday.
Several people left with attendance prizes that included 2 beautiful paintings by Joyce Shearer Greco (Jan '54) and Jim Greco (Jan '53). Thanks to Harriett Lee Wayne (Jan '55) and Scott Scholle (Jun '54) for making the arrangements for the Friday event. Carmen Lombardo (Jun '52) and his staff did a great job handling the over flow crowd.
The Saturday Banquet was held at Spazio's near Westport Plaza (same place as our 55th reunion). We had 76 sign up for this event. 
our guaranteed head count and given them the required deposit.
We had plenty of time to socialize, the sit down meal was great as was the service. Virginia Callies Elm (Jun '54) took pictures that we have posted on the ????? page. Karl Erselius (Jun '54) handling the MC tasks.
As a special feature Carolee Binder Hermann (Jun '54) and Virginia Callies Elm (Jun '54) crowned a new Prom Queen Nadine Adams Oestereich (Jun '54), see the picture below.
The Sunday get together provided more time to socialize and see a interesting collection of Antique Cars, Toy Trains, Pedal Cars, Models & much more. We had about 40 -50 in attendance.


We made up a 60th Class Reunion flyer for those in attendance, below is a link to the flyer

click here to download the 60th Class Reunion Flyer/Handout

The 60th Class Reunion Committee would like to thank everyone who was able to attend and we hope those that where not able to attend will enjoy the information we have put together on our website.

60th Class Reunion Committee

Here is some information about our 55th reunion



With lots of time and opportunity to get reacquainted, over 60 members and spouses of the January and June 1954 graduation classes enjoyed a get together in the Garden Room at Spazio’s in Westport in west county on Friday and Saturday evenings.  A good time was had by all but we really missed those who couldn’t make it.  We hope you can join us next year for our annual picnic.

A big “thank you” from all of us to those who served on the planning group: Nancy Garrett, Joann Jansing, Carolyn Mohrman, Norma Jean Swope and Peggy Vaal from the January class; Carole Binder, Karl Erselius and Don Hoelscher from the June class.  And, as you all know, Don Briscoe was a real motivator on the committee until his passing.

You’ll find pictures on the reunion pages (Cocktail Party Pictures, Tour Photos & Banquet Photos pages).

Friday evening was casual and was a great opportunity to visit with each other (see Cocktail Party Pictures page).

On Saturday, some of the out-of-towners donned Beaumont blue and gold and toured some St. Louis attractions that we had not seen in many years, i.e., Union Station, Budweiser Brewery, Soulard Market and the Gateway to the West – the Arch!!  (The arch picture was “photo shopped” - no photo op available   we were actually at union station……who knew?)

On Saturday evening we enjoyed a wonderful buffet dinner and more nostalgia as we visited with those we have not seen for several years. 

On a sad note, we observed a moment of silence as Karl read the names of our many friends and classmates lost since our 50th reunion.

A picnic is being planned again for next September (2010) – so be sure to put it on your calendar when the date is announced.  Watch this website for further information.

See you then!
                        Ginny Callies Elm