Class of 1956 holds 65th reunion

By Dannie Marcantel

The DHS Class of 1956 met Saturday, Apr. 30, at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum for their 66th class reunion. Thirteen members of the class along with five spouses and two guests attended.

Members attending were J. R. Smith of Reeves, Dr. David Drez of Lake Charles, Jackson Savoy of Sealy, Texas, George Abdalla, of DeRidder, Virginia Frazier Watkins of Baytown, Texas, Syble Rollo King of Westlake, and Barney Bell, Will Bevil, T. D. Deal, Johnny Henagan, Dannie McFatter Marcantel, John Puerta, and Charles Taylor, all of DeQuincy.

Spouses attending were Peggy Langley, Margaret Deal, Beverly Puerta, Nathan Marcantel and Harold Watkins. Guests included Kim Hooper of Westlake and, Gearen Abdalla of DeRidder.

Notes of regrets from members Buck Drake, Gene Chatelain, Tommy Partin and Mary Agnes LeBlanc were shared. Many memories of teachers, other class members and school activities of the ‘50s were discussed.

A receipt from LeBlanc’s Bottling Works was found that revealed that the class bought three cases of drinks for their senior picnic at Holbrook Park also known as the Ward 6 Park. Price for all three cases was $3.15. It was agreed that many changes have occurred since 1956.

A collection was taken to be given to Samaritan’s Purse for the Ukrainian relief effort.

All enjoyed pizza, boudin, cakes and many other snacks and are looking forward to their 67th reunion next year.