Honoring The Boling Family

Premiere Arts and President, Liz Naquin Borger, honored Babette and Dr. Richard Boling and family for their years of dedicated service to the Arts in our community.  From dance recitals and school plays to raising a drum line- that not only focused on the art of drumming, but instilled in participants of all ages a positive rhythm of life.

The Class of 1974 sponsored two tables to honor the Boling's and participated in the Premier Arts 4th

Annual Patron of the Arts Award and fundraiser.  The Arthur J. Decio Patron of the Arts Award is given to an individual who embodies the philanthropic spirit of it's namesake. Premiere Arts inspires the imagination and develops the creative spirit of our community, which our class exemplifies. The class of 1974 congratulates classmates, Babette and Rich for their energy, volunteerism and contribution to the Arts.

​​Welcome Class of 1974



Please take a moment of silence to visit our deceased classmate page to honor our lost classmates.

We would like to thank Chris Gordon Brown for maintaining our deceased classmate database and Jody Comer for assisting in verification. Sadly, we have lost over 90 classmates since our graduation.

We would also like to thank Mary Yeggy Travis and Lora Minichillo for their hard work to create a new In Memoriam Scrapbook to pay tribute to our deceased classmates at the 45th reunion. 




Help us locate our missing classmates. Visit our Contact/Missing page above and view the updated missing list. If you know any of these classmates, or have contact information, please let us know.


​​​​​​​Thank you all for joining us for our

45TH class reunion

220 classmates and friends celebrated together with our Class of 1974 at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom at the historic Lerner Theatre on Friday evening, August 2nd, 2019!

Our 45th Reunion Committee would like to thank everyone who ventured from near and far to unite together for our Tapestry 2019 reunion event! 75 Elkhart Central classmates and 70 Elkhart Memorial classmates were in attendance! We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to our MC, Dr. Richard Boling II, David Blisk for the Veteran Tribute and Martha Bean for giving the Invocation. 

Classmates enjoyed appetizers during cocktail hour, while listening to the beautiful piano tunes with Pianist, Celia Weiss. Our talented DJ, Ben Decker kicked off the evening of entertainment. Classmates were surprised with a FLASH MOB appearance during dinner, performed by a talented group of singers from Premier Arts! In keeping with our Tapestry theme, they performed a selection of songs from the 70's, including a Carole King medley. Classmates danced, re-connected and reminisced! Thank you for celebrating the Tapestry of our lives!





                      ​          Join our Class of '74 facebook group today! You can find us on facebook at:  

                                                               Class of '74 - ECHS/EMHS


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                                  We will post updates and announcements on our Class of 1974 facebook group page.

                                                We look forward to reading your classmate stories and comments!                                             




Class of 1974

45th Reunion ~ Class Gift


Our United Class of 1974 Class Reunion Committee has purchased a commemorative paver displayed at Wellfield Botanic Gardens in honor of our 45th Class Reunion. Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle at the 45th Reunion event! We raised over $500 for the purchase of this Class Gift dedicated to the Class of 1974. Special thanks to our talented classmate, Bob Bieber for donating his beautiful watercolor art and pottery creations for our raffle prizes! 

Please visit the beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart to view our paver on the

Conversation Garden Walkway. Every custom designed paver tells a story...we are pleased that our story will be shared and embedded in the walkway for future generations to enjoy!

​​​The Class of 1974 45th Class Reunion Committee... is pleased to announce our commitment to education and giving back to the Elkhart Community Schools that gave us all so much! In lieu of a favor, a donation has been given on behalf of the United Class of 1974 to the Elkhart Education Foundation. We are proud to unite under a common mission...to serve our community and enrich the educational experience for all!

Please note: All proceeds donated are raised from private donations and fundraisers and do not come from ticket sales. Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers who gave of their time, talents and money to help serve and give back to our class and to our community!

Welcome to our alumni site! Our Connect74 planning leadership team looks forward to keeping you up to date on all the latest news, alumni spotlights, announcements and future class reunion information. The mission of the Class Reunion Planning Committee is to increase opportunities for connecting our classmates and re-uniting together, by planning and organizing class reunions, honoring our deceased classmates and fostering long term leadership continuity. 

Our goal is to create a lifelong classmate community to increase classmate involvement, by embracing our cultural diversity, supporting alumni achievements and focusing on our service to our alumni and the greater Elkhart County community. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or comments: 

Jody Gold Comer ~ Treasurer                                        Jodybcomer@gmail.com

Lora Minichillo ~  Budget /Fundraising                            Lminichillo@aol.com

LInda Minix Sellers ~ Website/Database                        Lindasel@comcast.net 

Terri Weldy Adams ~ Secretary                                      Tadams7883@gmail.com      




In 2012, we developed our new Class of '74 website and created a new class Facebook site, which has grown to over 255 classmate members, to date. Please refer below to join our facebook group. 

Due to the large size of our combined classes, as we move forward to our 45th and 50th reunions, we kindly request that our classmates take the responsibility to keep us updated of any contact changes in the future. It's easy...complete a contact form on the website above and click "submit". Please help keep us notified if you move, or just want to update your information on file (name change, email, phone, deceased notification, removal from our database, etc.). Or, feel free to email us with any changes at:
lindasel@comcast.net.  If you elect not to keep your contact information up to date, we'll assume that you prefer to opt out of future mailings and Class of 1974 reunion announcements.  







Welcome Class of 1974

Fundraising guru, Lora Minichillo, organized a charitable fundraiser, with the assistance of Bob Bieber, Art Department Chairman at Concord High School.  A Night In Clay was held at Bob's pottery studio. He taught our enthusiastic classmates 

how to design and create pottery!  A silent auction was displayed by Lora during the pottery session 

and $750 was raised to benefit Riley Hospital for Children!

Class of '74 Giving Back...

We hope to see you all in the summer of 2024 for our 


             Logo design by~ Anne Stutsman Gee


​​We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our classmate veterans for serving our Country!

We are profoundly grateful for your service and sacrifice to protect our freedom!


Visit our montage of photographs from our EPIC 45th Reunion weekend of events on our Photo Gallery page above.

NEW 50th Class Reunion INFO & tickets Site! 

click here: www.centralmemorial1974.com

Our Class of '74 planning team commissioned an art piece created by classmate, Cindy Clement Andrews,  which was donated to Beacon Medical at Elkhart General Hospital, in honor of our deceased classmates. Cindy's whimsical painting is on display in the children's wing. Stop by the next time you are at the hospital to view this beautiful tribute!  Cindy dedicated each 

flower in memory of a deceased classmate.

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Welcome....to the website of the 1974 Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial High School Alumni!

Like the years that have woven together the tapestry of our lives since graduation over 43 years ago, our journey has brought us many joys, triumphs and challenges, as well as fond memories of our classmates who are no longer with us. It is time to reflect, connect and renew old friendships. 

Many of us were on our journey together as classmates from Elementary through the Sophomore Division. We made history as the last class to attend the Elkhart Sophomore Division (the old Elkhart High School), which closed it's doors after 100 years. The Elkhart school was split into two High Schools in the Fall of 1972. 

The Elkhart Central & Elkhart Memorial students became Blazers and Chargers. In honor of coming back together, we have created our own class logo above, designed to show our unity as ONE class of 1974.

Please check back often for our latest news and announcements and we hope to see you all at our TAPESTRY reunion on Friiday evening, August 2, 2019!

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​Over twenty classmates participated in a "give back" project at our 40th class reunion, led by our classmate and Elkhart City Councilman, Brent Curry. The site at Nibco Ice Rink needed landscaping work to prepare for a new art display. Our generous classmates stepped up to volunteer their time and talent to help the community! ​

​​Elkhart Central High School & Elkhart Memorial High School

United Class of 1974

P.O. Box 816  ~ Elkhart, Indiana 46515  


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