The NV eighth grade class of 62-63 finished their last year at New Vienna School and celebrated with a party, which was written up in the Wilmington News-Journal. Transcription follows.
Eighth Graders Have Gala Party
When games, a barn dance, lots of good food and a hayride are combined into one evening it's bound to be quite a party.
That's what happened to the New Vienna eighth graders Wednesday night. It was also their farewell to the New Vienna school as they consolidate with Simon Kenton in the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eltzroth had the party for the class at their place with room sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eltzroth and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisher. Other chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Uible, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Linkhart, Mr. and Mrs. George Gano and Mrs. Mary Nischwitz.
The evening started with a softball game and then a barbecue. The barn had been cleaned and the class had decorated it in blue and white. They sat on bales of straw, a long table held assorted food and an amazing scarecrow made the teen table setting.
After the barbecue everyone danced to the records. The first dance was started by the king and queen, Greg Linkhart and Shirley Bernard and attendants, Linda Eltzroth and Larry Pope, Weegie Hughes and Walter McVey.
The hayride wound up the evening with Thomas Swingley the driver.
Additional guests at the party were Mr. and Mrs. William Cochran and Neil, Chrystal and Brian Linkhart, Lee and Larry Eltzroth, John Uible and Jennifer Gano.
Classmates who attended were: Catholyn Smith, Faye McCune, Keith Collins, Marlena Burns, Mike Purtee, Ann Harper, Linda Eltzroth, Marilyn Vanzant, Greg Linkhart, Shela Puckett, Fred Nester, Linda McVey, Carolyn Collier, Patty Walker, Weegie Hughes, Nancy Henderson.
Ronnie Myers, Linda Sue Rollins, Mike Whited, Sandy Nischwitz, Mike Stackhouse, Gary Orbaugh, Frances Freeland, Alice Fisher, Catherine Uible, Dianne Wilson, Sybil Gano, Dianne Burton.
Pete Walls, Susan Deck, John Stuber, Linda Brooks, Shirley Bernard, Walter McVey, Larry Pope, Jim Dayton and Carolyn Vanzant.