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 in the summer of 2019!
In the tapestry of life we are all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us, helping each other be who we are. Weaving together the patchwork of our past & future, to celebrate friendship, diversity and community.
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 86 classmates since our graduation. We would also like to thank Lora Minichillo and Chris Gordon Brown for their hard work to create a new In Memoriam Scrapbook to pay tribute to our deceased classmates at the 45th reunion.
CONNECT WITH US...
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
EPIC CLASSMATES BREAKFAST CLUB
Relax with classmates over a cup of coffee! Contact Chris Gordon Brown at email@example.com, or Chuck Damp at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in attending the classmates breakfast club. Breakfasts are held periodically in the Elkhart area. Join the breakfast group on facebook at:
EPIC Classmates Breakfast Club
Join our Class of '74 facebook group today! You can find us on facebook at:
Class of '74 - ECHS/EMHS
SHARE YOUR COMMENTS
We will post updates and announcements on our Class of 1974 facebook group page.
We look forward to reading your classmate stories and comments!
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.
Elkhart Central High School & Elkhart Memorial High School
United Class of 1974
P.O. Box 816 ~ Elkhart, Indiana 46515
facebook: Class of ‘74-ECHS/EMHS
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 40th Reunion weekend of events on our Photo Gallery page above.
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!
Logo design by~ Anne Stustman Gee
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.
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!
Welcome Class of 1974
Click on the 45th Reunion tab for all the latest details!
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.