HNHS Class of 1979 donates $4,500 to nonprofits

The Huntington North High School Class of 1979 Reunion Committee donated $1,578 to the By the Book program on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntington North. The donated funds were contributed by members of Huntington North’s Class of 1979 at the group’s 40th anniversary celebration, held in July. Pictured are (front row from left) Judy Stahl Lee, treasurer, By the Book; Cathy Nowels Anderson, chair, Class of 1979 Reunion Committee; and Mike Anderson and Bob Burnsworth, both reunion committee; and (back row from left) Mike Keplinger, reunion committee; and Christine Smith Walker, class of 1979 member.
The Huntington North High School Class of 1979 Reunion Committee donated $1,578 to the By the Book program on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntington North. The donated funds were contributed by members of Huntington North’s Class of 1979 at the group’s 40th anniversary celebration, held in July. Pictured are (front row from left) Judy Stahl Lee, treasurer, By the Book; Cathy Nowels Anderson, chair, Class of 1979 Reunion Committee; and Mike Anderson and Bob Burnsworth, both reunion committee; and (back row from left) Mike Keplinger, reunion committee; and Christine Smith Walker, class of 1979 member. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Class of 1979 Reunion Committee donated a little over $4,500 to three nonprofit organizations in Huntington on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntington North.

The donated funds were contributed by members of the class, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of its graduation with a gathering on July 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in Huntington. Funds were raised through donations, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. The Purviance House, in Huntington, also made a donation.

The nonprofit organizations to receive donations were By the Book, $1,578; Indiana Dream Center, $1,416; and New Life Community Meal Ministry, $1,519. These organizations were selected for their connections to the Class of 1979.

Cathy Nowels Anderson, Class of 1979 Reunion Committee chair, noted that the committee was able to donate all of the proceeds it received as committee members personally paid for the cost of the 40th anniversary gathering.

Committee members were Cathy Nowels Anderson, Mike Anderson, Sheryl Allen Ashley, Mike Bracht, Bob Burnsworth, Pam Caley Hesting, Bob Johnston, Mike Keplinger, Judy Stahl Lee, Vicki Kline Pearson, Olin Roberts, Kay Foudy Salter and Penny Lantz Wilson.