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The Kingston High School Class of 1956 Forty Niner Picnic

Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville, PA
Friday, August 12, 2005 from 5 to 10 PM


Sorry you missed the picnic if you weren't there or Happy you were able to join us if you were. The photos we took along with an image of one who couldn't make it but showed up in last January's Good Housekeeping can be viewed if you Click HERE. You can figure out who was who if you can. Here's a list of who attended:

  • Barbara Lieb Adrian Shavertown PA
  • Robert Adrian Mountville PA
  • Lynne Boyle Austin Harveys Lake PA
  • Charles Austin Harveys Lake PA
  • Jane Thomas Blaum Wilkes Barre PA
  • Roberta Walter Boyd Kingston PA
  • Barry Breese Tunkhannock PA
  • John Brennan Kingston PA
  • Lois Wolfle DeRonde Kingston PA
  • Eugene Edwards Monroeville PA
  • Stanley Elinsky Deposit NY
  • Donald Ervin New York NY
  • William Evans Shawanese PA
  • David Forster Harveys Lake PA
  • Carol Edevane Heiserr Wilkes Barre PA
  • William James Kingston PA
  • Charlie Kerstetter Kingston PA
  • John Kurisky Forest VA
  • Margaret Sanders LaBarr Metuchen NJ
  • Eugene Lazarus Plains PA
  • Ellen Fennell Mainzer Dallas PA
  • Anthony Mickiewicz Beachwood NJ
  • Bruce Miles Stratford CT
  • Bob Pugh Dallas PA
  • Warren Rosengrant Kingston PA
  • Jerome Rutkowski Endwell NY
  • Judy Bateman Shaffer Dallas PA
  • Gerald Stasavage Ithica NY
  • Robert Stefanik Kingston PA
  • Dave Whipple Tunkhannock PA
  • Rose Marie Pieck Williams Wilkes Barre PA
  • Tom Woods Wilkes Barre Township PA

    We Can't Wait for Fifty!

  • The Checkerboard has had a reputation for good food for a long time. In case your are unfamiliar with the place, a couple pictures may help. As you head out the Memorial Highway toward Dallas turn right onto Carverton Road at Trucksville. A couple miles down the road you will see the Checkerboard on the right.

    The Checkerboard has become popular for picnics with its modern pavilion. You can see the side of the services building behind the restaurant on the picture above. There is lots of parking in the lower lot and a few steps brings you to the covered picnic area. I'm not sure how many will bring young children (grandchildren?) but there's a nice carousel for them on the far side of the shed.

    Checkerboard Inn Menu

    They also have the following activities although I'm not sure how many of us are up to the Volleyball and Basketball in the August heat.

  • Game Room
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Sound System
  • Volleyball Court
  • Basketball

    The price of the picnic is twenty five dollars ($25) a person. This includes a small contribution to provide the seed money to prepare for next years activities.

    Drop me a line at wvevans@prodigy.net to register your opinions and suggestions or just ask questions.

    For reservations please send your $25 check by August 7 payable to:

    Judy Bateman Shaffer
    1 Pinecrest Avenue
    Dallas, PA 18612
    Phone 570-675-4512