Jeffersontown HS "J" Logo Jeffersontown High School

 Alumni Association

Gaslight Festival Edition

 

Volume: III Issue: 7

August 31st, 2009

 

In This Issue

Gaslight Events

Volunteers Needed

Last Reunion of Original JHS

JHS Hall of Fame

Class of 74 Reunion

Class of 79 Reunion

JHS CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffersontown HS "J" Logo 

Jeffersontown High School

 

Dear JAY,  

 

This is a special time of year in Jtown, the Jtown Gaslight Festival, brings together many of us who have not seen each other for a while.  Giving us all an opportunity to see each other once again & have a good time.

 

There are several special alumni events, both new & old that will occur during the festival.

  • JHS Alumni Gaslight Festival Booth
  • 2nd Annual Class of 1978 Golf Outing
  • JHS Alumni Gaslight Festival Art Show
  • Mini-Reunions for the Class of 1977-78-79 at Passtime Fish Tent
  • DETAILS ARE LISTED IN VARIOUS SECTIONS BELOW, PLUS IN THE CALENDAR SECTION ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS NEWSLETTER

We are seeking volunteers for the Gaslight festival, details are listed below.

 

This has been a very busy year for the Alumni of Jtown High School, below are just a few of the events that have already happened.  Plus that's just the beginning, there are more to come this year, plus another wonderful year of events next year.

  • 1st Annual Alumni Dance
  • JHS Churchill Downs Night at the Races
  • Class of 1999 Reunion
  • Class of 1989 Reunion
  • Class of 1984 Reunion
  • The Last "JHS Old School" Reunion

Details of these events will be listed in this newsletter or in subsequent editions.

         

 

 

 

Gaslight Events

 

The JHS Alumni Gaslight Festival Art, Wine & Music Show

will be held on Friday, September 18th from 8:00 PM to midnight.  The event will be held in the air conditioned space above Johnny V's restaurant (Watterson Trail on the "square" across the street from the El Nopal Mexican restaurant).  Original artwork from local artists will be on display and listed for sale.  25% of the proceeds from the sale of art will be donated to the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce.  Johnny V's is providing some appetizers and there will be a full cash bar.  Beginning at 9:00 PM and playing until midnight will be new local sensation Sonoma Red.  This will be a great opportunity to visit with old and new friends, come join us.

 

JHS Class of 1978 - 2nd Annual Golf Outing

at Long Run Golf Course on Friday, September 18, 2009.  9:00 a.m. Casual Four-Player Outing. For more information contact Jeff Hancock at j.hancock.designs@gmail.com  

 

JHS Classes of 1976-77-78-79 Mini-Reunions or get togethers on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at Tommy Pass's Fish Tent, located on the former Ferd Grisanti's Parking lot at the Gaslight Festival, from 7:00 pm until ??.  for more info contact your class or

class of 1978  jhsclassof78@wildblue.net

class of 1979  jtownclassof79@gmail.com 

 

OTHER LINKS

Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival 2009 Events & Information Page, provided by "The Chamber" Jeffersontown..

 

 

 

 

Gaslight Volunteers Needed !  


 

Both the JHS Alumni Assn. & The Jtown Chamber are looking for volunteers for the various Gaslight Festival events. 

 

The JHS Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to man our Gaslight Festival booth across from Quality Exhaust. 

 

Contact Myra Fugate at Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us or (502) 483-8136, if you can help.

 

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Sharon Hujo Ernst of the Chamber Jeffersontown, is looking for classmates that would like to volunteer some of their time for the Gaslight Festival!  We have lots of two - three hour shifts all over the square, and at some of our daily events.  There are some special benefits, such as a t-shirt & parking available.  

 

If you are interested for more information, please contact Sharon at The Chamber Jeffersontown, (502) 267-1674 or sharon@jtownchamber.com .

 

 

 

The Last Reunion of  the

"ORIGINAL"

Jeffersontown High School

 

JHS Org. School Last Reunion Crowd 

 

On Saturday July 25th, 2009, the graduates of the original Jeffersontown High School, had their final reunion, at the Jeffersontown Community Center.  A large turnout with representatives from 1st graduating class of 1929 through the final graduating class of 1950, plus representatives of the remaining underclassmen when the school closed. 

 

1st Annual JHS Alumni DanceAll were dressed elegantly; men in coats and ties, women in their Sunday finest. Some brown bags were seen, that concealed liquor that were snuck into the community center; some things never change! There were mementos, pictures and others items on display, among them was a mint condition School Letter Sweater, in the original school colors of Green & White; which would have been appropriate attire for the original school mascot, "The Gentleman". 

 

 

Original JHS Last Reunion Buffet LineCharles Tritle, President of the Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association, gave a brief speech to recognize this generation, who initiated the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, Little Leagues, Optimist Club, etc.; which our generation and later generations benefited from.  I thanked the group for all they had done for us; they are muchOriginal JHS Last Reunion Cae appreciated and will not be forgotten.  The Jtown Alumni Association presented attendees with a cake that said ........................... ........................................... "The Greatest Grads from the Greatest Generation". 

 

There were people smiling, laughing and having a good time anywhere you looked.  They took pictures of each Graduating Class represented. 

JHS Class of 1950 - July 25 2009 reunion

 

Class of 1941 - July 25, 2009 Reunion  

 

Class of 1942, July 25, 2009 Reunion

 

Class of 1948, July 26, 2009 Reunion

 

 Class of 1929,  1938, 1941 - July 25, 2009 Reunion

 

Class of 1938, 1941 - July 25, 2009 Reunion

 

 Original JHS Class of 1943 July 25, 2009

 

The original Jeffersontown High School; which opened in 1925, was located at College Drive & Dell Road, which is now College Drive and Galene Drive (when Galene Drive was extended after the realignment with Dell Road).  The 1st graduating class was in 1929, graduated eleven students.  The original school colors of Green & White, proudly adorning their mascot named "The Gentlemen".  The high school was an extension of the original Jeffersontown Elementary School in J-town at Dell Road and College Drive, which opened in 1914. The school was seriously damaged by a fire in 1940. The school subsequently conducted some classes in church Sunday School classrooms in the area. The original school was closed in 1950 in favor of the newly opened Eastern High School in Middletown.  With the final graduating class in 1950; there were about 500 students in attendance counting the underclassmen that final year.  Those remaining students and students that followed were split between Fern Creek High School and the newly built Eastern High School

 

 

 

JHS HALL OF FAME

 

During the past year, the Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame Committee has been preparing for the 2009 inaugural induction of the Hall of Fame.  The committee's task was to establish the Hall of Fame selection process for the purpose of recognizing, promoting, and celebrating the success and achievement of Jeffersontown High School graduates and faculty members.
 
 A great deal of time and resources were involved in crafting the guidelines for nominating and selecting Hall of Fame members.  The committee researched procedures from other schools, developed selection criteria, created documents, and reviewed applications.  Committee members represented Jeffersontown High School across the years, and included Dr. Charles Tritle ('72), Susan Reynolds Thurman ('73), Scott Johnson ('84), Trena Caudill Johnston ('84), Marion Hambrick ('91), Stephanie Harms Carmony ('94), and Myra Fugate, faculty and alumni advisor. 
 
The Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the following Jeffersontown High School student and staff alumni to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the 2009 inaugural year:

  • Charles Basil Graff                              Class of 1942
  • Richard Haag                                       Class of 1942
  • Walter "Dee" Huddleston,                   Class of 1944
  • Fred "Buddy" Roemele                       Class of 1945
  • Vincent John Ruck, III (deceased)      Class of 1975
  • Jacqueline C. Love                              Class of 1976
  • Cecil Goodloe                                      Class of 1980
  • Rodney T. Foster                                  Class of 1983
  • Matthew A. Keith, Jr.                            Class of 1984
  • William T. Reynolds, Sr. (deceased) Principal 1966-1972


Congratulations to this illustrious group of alumni who exemplify the traditions and high ideals of Jeffersontown High School, and who will serve as an inspiration for future generations.
 
Inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, November 14, 2009, as part of the dedication of the new Fine Arts Auditorium. 
 
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2010 Hall of Fame.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Charles Tritle, President, Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association.
charlestritle@yahoo.com

 

 

 

JHS Class of 1974 

35 Year Reunion

                       
What:   JHS Class of '74 Reunion Dinner and Dance
 
When:  
Saturday, October 17, 2009
 
Time:    6:30 PM - 1:00 AM

             6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Check-In & Appetizers, 
             7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner

             9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Dance 
 
Where:  Wildwood Country Club,

              5000 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40291, 502-499-1261
              
 
Cost:      $45 per person prior to Event, $50 at the door. 
              Includes:  Dinner, Dance, Two Adult Beverages,

                             & JHS Class of '74 Directory  
 
Dress:     Business Casual: slacks or dress for women, collared shirt and

                                         slacks (coat optional) for men
 
Menu:     Buffet with Salad Bar, Roast Beef carved by Chef, Chicken Cordon

               Bleu, Parsley Potatoes, Vegetables, Assorted Rolls, Dessert Bar,

               Coffee & Tea
 
Bonus:     The Friday Night "Get Together" (October 16, 2009) will be posted once we meet the minimum number/$ required to break even on this event. The location and time will be posted & emailed to those registered at Classmates.Com (no cost to register) and to others providing an email address below indicating interest in this event.
 
Detach & Return at your earliest convenience!
 
Return/make checks payable to:  Jane Miles Ellis,

                                                 7717 Nalan Drive, Louisville, KY  40291
 
Information for the Class Directory (Deadline Sept. 30, 2009):
 
Name (Include Maiden)

 

 ________________________________________________________________
 
Address

 

________________________________________________________________
 
City
, State & Zip Code

________________________________________________________________
 
Phone #s (H, C, Wk)

 

H:______________________________________________________________     

 

C:______________________________________________________________

 

Wk:_____________________________________________________________
 
Email address

 

________________________________________________________________
 
Occupation                     ________________________________________________________________
 
Spouse Name

               ________________________________________________________________
 

______To expedite this process,

I have already emailed this information to you at jmellisenter@aol.com
 
Do you plan to attend?

_____Yes, I am attending   ____ Number attending   ____Maybe Next Time
 
_____ Interested in the Friday Night Get Together   ___ Not registered at                   
           Classmates.Com, email me at the above email address.
 
_____ Unable to attend, but would like to purchase a JHS Class Directory
           for $10 (includes S & H - make sure address is listed above).
 
 _____Total $ enclosed       Questions? Call 502-499-8651
 
Our Reunion Committee so far is:
 
Kathy Moser Thomas 502-266-5545  email)  
TimDink@aol.com
 
Brad Thomas 502-266-5545 mufflermanBT@aol.com
 
Cheryl McCord Bensing 502-244-5386  bensingchergar@bellsouth.net
 
Mary Thornberry England 502-267-9125 marye@americanclearinghouse.com  
  
Jane Miles Ellis 502-499-8651  jmellisenter@aol.com

 

 

 

 

JHS Class of 1979

30-Year Reunion
Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 7pm - midnight
Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299


A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for Friday and Saturday nights (September 25-26) at the rate of $79.95/night.

 

The cost for the reunion is

  • $35 per person/$70 per couple (in advance)
  • $40 per person/$80 per couple (at the door)
  • Please make checks payable to "JHS Class of 1979" and mail to:

Dwight Robinson

1300 Blackthorn Road

Louisville, KY 40299

 

For more info, please contact jtownclassof79@gmail.com .
 
Please send old high school photos and Jeffersontown High School memories to Dwayne Towles for inclusion in a video presentation, at dtowles@advancedsafetyhealth.com  
 
We are trying to invite our high school teachers to attend; hopefully some of them will be able to make it.
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Other activities
(tentatively planned, more info to come)
 
Friday, September 25 :
Class of 1979 Night at J-town Home Football Game vs. South Oldham; followed by informal gatherings at local J-town spots: Passtime Fish House, Kingpin Lanes, Louisville Pizza Co., the Blue Mule, etc.
 
Saturday, September 26 (early morning) :
Golf Scramble or Tournament (Location TBD)
 
Saturday, September 26 (early afternoon) :
Tour of J-town High School
 
Sunday, September 27 :
Informal family Picnic (Location and Time TBD)
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For more information contact
 
jtownclassof79@gmail.com

 

 

 

JHS ALUMNI CALENDAR

 

SEPTEMBER

09/10/09 Wednesday 7:00 PM - JHS Alumni Association Meeting

contact Myra Fugate  Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us 

 

09/11/09 Friday - JHS Football Home Game

contact Myra Fugate  Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us 


September 13 - 20 GASLIGHT FESTIVAL

 

09/18/09 Friday 9:00 AM - Class of 1978 - 2nd Annual Golf Outing

contact Jeff Hancock '78 j.hancock.designs@gmail.com


 

09/18/09 Friday 5:00PM - Gaslight Festival Booth

across from Quality Exhaust, Volunteers needed

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us


09/18/09 Friday 8:00 PM  - JHS Gaslight Art Show above Johnny V's restaurant contact Doug Weede '70 dougweede@kingcorporategroup.com


09/19/09 Saturday ALL DAY - Gaslight Festival Booth

across from Quality Exhaust, Volunteers needed

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us 

 

09/19/09 Saturday 7:00 PM - Classes of 1976 1977 1978 1979

Mini-reunions at Passtime Fish Tent at Gaslight Festival

    
09/20/09 Sunday ALL DAY - Gaslight Festival Booth

across from Quality Exhaust, Volunteers needed 

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us 

 


09/25/09 Friday JHS ALUMNI Football Home Game

All alumni are welcome, join us in the end zone for hot dogs, soft drinks

Special guests CLASS of 1979's 30th Reunion weekend

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us

 

1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 
CLASS OF 1979 REUNION EVENTS

 

09/25/09 Friday - Class of 79 - Alumni Football Night
followed by informal gatherings at local hotspots, Passtime (cash only), Blue Mule, Louisville Pizza, Kingpin Lanes etc.
 jtownclassof79@gmail.com


09/26/09 Saturday Early Morning - Class of 79 - Golf Scramble (TBA)   jtownclassof79@gmail.com


09/26/09 Saturday Early Afternoon - Class of 79 -

School Tour of Jtown High School   jtownclassof79@gmail.com


09/26/09 Saturday 7:00 PM 12:00 AM - Class of 79 - 30 year reunion

Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd,

Jeffersontown, KY 40299, (502) 499-6220   jtownclassof79@gmail.com


09/27/09 Sunday 1:30 PM - Class of 79 -  Informal family Picnic
AT: Chas Stephens' home: 2834 Hikes Ln, Louisville, KY 40218
Bring your spouse, kids, grandkids, etc. Bring your own picnic items:  lunch, drinks, cooler, chairs, blankets, tables, games, etc. Plenty of room for parking and picnics More details will be forthcoming. (including directions)  
jtownclassof79@gmail.com

Contact - Cheri Willinghurst '79 Cherinpepper@yahoo.com

 

1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 

 

OCTOBER


10/08/09 Wednesday 7:00 PM - JHS Alumni Association Meeting
contact Myra Fugate
Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us


10/10/09 Saturday - U of L football game Tailgate party

contact Charles Tritle '72 charlestritle@yahoo.com

 

1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974

CLASS OF 1974 REUNION EVENTS

 

10/16/09 Friday TENTATIVE - Class of 1974 - Friday Night "Get Together" will be posted once we meet the minimum number/$ required to break even on this event. The location and time will be posted & emailed to those registered at Classmates.Com (no cost to register) and to others providing an email address below indicating interest in this event. jmellisenter@aol.com


09/26/09 Saturday 6:30 PM 1:00 AM - Class of 1974 - 35th Year Reunion Wildwood Country Club, 5000 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40291,

502-499-1261   jmellisenter@aol.com  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Check-In & Appetizers,
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner,

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Dance
$45 per person prior to Event,

$50 at the door. 
Includes:  Dinner, Dance, Two Adult Beverages & JHS Class of '74 Directory 

Dress:  Business Casual: slacks or dress for women, collared shirt and slacks (coat optional) for men

Menu:  Buffet with Salad Bar, Roast Beef carved by Chef, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Parsley Potatoes, Vegetables, Assorted Rolls, Dessert Bar, Coffee & Tea

1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 

 

10/23/09 Friday - JHS Football Home Game

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us 


10/24/09 Saturday - UK football game Tailgate party

contact Doug Weede '70 dougweede@kingcorporategroup.com


10/30/09 Friday - JHS Football Home Game

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us

NOVEMBER

11/12/09 Wednesday 7:00 PM - JHS Alumni Association Meeting

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us 


11/14/09 Friday - Induction of the 1st Hall of Fame and dedication of the new JHS auditorium.  The program will include the inductions and entertainment from our "golden" years of  J'town talent

contact Myra Fugate Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us

DECEMBER 

12/10/09 Wednesday 7:00 PM - JHS Alumni Association Meeting
contact Myra Fugate
Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us

JANUARY

01/14/09 Wednesday 7:00 PM   JHS Alumni Association Meeting
contact Myra Fugate
Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

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