Class of 1965




Dear Classmates,


The Reunion Committee has met several times in the last couple of weeks to discuss having our belated 55th reunion this year and concluded that we'll go for it on SEP. 18th.  SAVE THIS DATE.  We plan to have it in downtown Carlisle at the Cumberland County Historical Society's Todd Hall and it's adjacent garden park, 21 N. Pitt St., from 4 to 8 P.M.  A catered dinner will be served along with light refreshments, but importantly, BYOB.  The price for the Reunion is still uncertain due in large part to not knowing how many folks will attend, but we're trying to keep it at $30 or under per head, update to follow.  Music will be provided by our own renowned DJ in a casual setting.  Parking is free downtown on Saturdays and we are looking in the immediate vicinity for additional parking lots which we'll update in a future announcement.  Covid-19 protocols at the time of the reunion will be in effect.  


Points of Contact in below correspondence remain the same, although you can also reach Bob McCanna at another email:


We hope to see all of you in September! 

All the best and hope you are well,
Class of 1965 Reunion Committee



Dear Classmates,
It is with your safety, health, and peace of mind under consideration that the Reunion Committee is suggesting that we postpone this years' 55th reunion until Fall of next year before which we hope that a vaccine has been developed and available so that we can gather without the current apprehension and misgivings COVID-19 now presents for that otherwise fun-filled and anticipated gathering.  We are obviously disappointed in having to announce this, but we think it's in all of our best interests. 
The 55th Reunion Committee (current members Patty Shank, Darlene Smith, Bob McCanna; and others soon to be signed-up: Skip Hockley, Bud Knouse, Shermaine Hodge Rideout, and Milt Beebe) plan to reassemble (virtually or otherwise) early next Spring to assess the status of safely gathering in the Fall of 2021, and at that time we will issue another email message notifying you of our early 2021 planning efforts.  In the meantime, we will be contacting the High School Alumni Page Point Of Contact to post notice of this years' reunion postponement on our class page (hereby done) and later on add other useful information to that page with regard to reunion news when we have it.
For your additional information, we will also be sending out postcards to each of our classmates that don't have email addresses (or that we don't know about), alerting them to the postponement.  Chances are, we'll also be sending out another email message like this one to catch the few classmates on email we missed with this message.
Between now and next Spring, feel free to contact Reunion Committee Members below for updates to email addresses, USPS addresses, or other items that would be useful for the Reunion Committee or our Classmates to know about or consider:
Patty Shank (
If you'd be interested in joining the Committee for next years' planning efforts, we'd also be interested in hearing from you. 
All the very best to each of you, 
CHS Class of 1965 55th Reunion Committee


Contact: Patty Shank

Phone:  717-385-9866



Bob McCanna

Phone:  571-340-0540 (cell) or 717-245-9748 (hm)


Contact Patty or Bob at the contact info above or go to our reunion website at:

Please contact Patty or Bob with any suggestions or class news you’d like to post on the above web site. If you're a FaceBook user, see our FB page at: CHS 1965 Carlisle PA

All the best, Your Class Reunion Committee