Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Poetry Contest YOU Can Enter!

Pick up a pen and get your creative juices flowing! The Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for poems about Bevier! Anyone may enter, because prizes will be awarded in four age groups: Elementary (grades K-6), Junior High (grades 7-9), High School (grades 10-12) and Adults. First Place winners in each age group will see their poem published in the Bevier Sesquicentennial Book. Make sure to print out this entry form with all the details!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bevier All-Stars Reunion

You've seen the "then," now here's the "now!" Thanks, Tara for supplying another photo of our favorite ball team! Sitting left to right: Jerry Martie, Larry Biondi, Dan Lobmire, Bill Herrin, David Winn, Robert Biondi. Standing: Randy Julius, Randy Patrick, Barry Patrick, George Powell, Rick Tate, Frank Cross, Bradley Bailey, Greg Buster, Mike Burk and Mike Baker. Still looking good, guys!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Clarence Basler and My Happiness

Gayla's post about Mr. Amedei made me remember Clarence Basler, who served as the Grand Marshall of our Homecoming parade for over 30 years. His prize-winning horses were awesome--they literally danced up the street! The first pic is My Happiness, the fabulous prancer. Clarence is then shown accepting a blue ribbon at the Huntsville Horse Show. The last photo includes Martha Selby, who rode the Basler's other spotted horse. Thanks for the photos, Sharon! ~cg

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bevier All-Stars - 40 Years! the All-Stars had their 40th reunion at the Odd Fellows building on Saturday of Homecoming. I show up to play "roving reporter" for the blog...without a battery in my camera. Oh well, Bill Herrin came up with these "oldies" to hold you over until someone takes pity and sends us pics from the reunion. By the way, that's Terry Peukert accepting one of the team's MANY trophies earned between 1968 and 1971. ~cg
If you would like one of the reunion hats, click HERE.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Accepting this award!!!

You know when the movie stars win an academy award but they're in Australia filming their next movie, they ask a friend to accept the award. Well, Wanda Wyatt is pictured above accepting the Blogger's prize for Jean Boze. Thanks, Wanda, for agreeing to pose for this shot. Thanks, Jean, for all your great comments. Come down and see us soon at Shady Peanut Lane... Your blog hosts, Cindi Grim and Gayla Pappenfoht!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Memories from Homecoming '81

That's Wendy McVicker and her cousin Christopher McLin bringing a bit of Bedrock to Bevier as Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm...and Wendy's grandma Nellie driving her dad's '51 Ford! ~cg

Centennial Couple

Isn't this a great photo of T.W. and Marge Swind? They're in costume for our 1958 Centennial! Thanks to Marge's niece, Vickie, for sharing this with the blog! ~cg

Now I'm lovin' that Johnny Lee!

I've never been a country music fan, but I found myself in a lawn chair on Friday night of Homecoming, watching the Johnny Lee show. I have to admit that I LOVED IT! What a great performer, and a real crowd-pleaser. He sounded great on all his hits -- "Lookin' For Love," "One In A Million," "Pickin' Up Strangers," "Prisoner of Hope," "Be There for Me Baby," "Cherokee Fiddle," "Sounds Like Love," "Hey Bartender," "Rollin' Lonely" and lots more. Between sets he graciously signed all autographs, and even went into the crowd to greet folks. Thanks to our great Homecoming Committee for bringing in these great entertainers each year! They do a fabulous job, and our Homecoming is one of the last venues where you can see such talent for FREE! ~cg

It's a family thing!

This is just a small sampling of the Italian family names you'll find in our home town. It's fun to hear of the friendly rivalry between them at parade time! (Se non è vero, è ben trovato!) From top to bottom, Zuccarini, Biondi, Beltramo, Chiarottino and Contratto, who took home the first-place trophy with the boat float! ~cg

The Definition of Happiness

Happiness is...having your big sister take you on your first big-girl ride at the Bevier Homecoming! That's Miss Mara, and her big sister Brittney! ~cg

A Class Act...

It was great to see the classes of 1998, 1968 and 1958 celebrating reunions during our Sesquicentennial year! ~cg

Monday, August 11, 2008

A '78 Luau

Apologies to all vegetarians -- I just had to add a shot of that terrific roasted pig! The 78'ers continued their float theme into a huge tent for a wonderful Luau reunion, which they shared with the old folks from '77. Great fun! ~cg

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Everybody loves a parade

Here comes the 2008 Bevier Homecoming Parade. My shots were taken from midway, and soon you will also see more from Cindi,who was viewing from another vantage... (Don't forget to click photos to see larger view!) The day was breezy and nice... We have our Grand Marshall, John R. Amedei. Mr. Amedei was Superintendent of Bevier C-4 School for many years, and he hired me to teach English when I was only 21 years old.... first time teacher. He is kind, intelligent, a "big picture" thinker, and a great man. Much respect and praise for Mr. Amedei.

Queen Shelby Cross will be a sophomore next year. First Princess Lindsey Basler will be a Junior.
Second Princess Lindsay Lowe will be a Senior.

The Marching Wildcat Band sounded great.
Mr. Christy, the new band director.

Little Mr. and Miss Bevier, Haley and Ashton

Sacred Heart Catholic Church's float.

The Contratto Family Float: Comin' to America

Made in America .... with German Parts: The Pappenfoht family.
Bevier Girl Scout Float
Bevier CTA Float ... Go Teachers!
The Amedei and Fraulini Family float above.
Due to technical and other difficulties, this is all I snapped. I'm looking forward to seeing more from someone else. Add a comment if you would like to identify anyone in these pictures.