Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion

Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion


Hi everyone!

I was wondering if you can help me with a request. I am in search of my biological parents and was adopted from Necedah's Seven Sorrows of our Sorrowful Mothers Infant home in 1980. My biological parents are allegedly from Adams Friendship area, but that is not for certain. My biological mother may have graduated in 1977 (or 76/78). Just a guess as she was 21 when I was born. I was born April 1980.

I have a half-brother, and according to some paperwork, he has a blood clotting disorder. My biological mother was studying to become a nurse and my biological father worked at a local grocery store (I believe he was 19).

Please feel free to send me a message at anytime if you have any information. If you know anyone who has ties to the infant home, I would love to speak with them!

Having a great time
I haven't been back to A-F since 1991...Need hotel advice, for our July reunion.
Hey Greg Manthey...Is the reunion a go? Haven't heard much.
5 year Class reunion - Larry Pavelec, Sheri Dexter, Judy Volkening, Kathie Anderson, Nancy Fenton
Some photos from our 5 year reunion. It was at the VFW
And from the 25th reunion . . . .Time to update our photo?

This page is dedicated to those hard working classmates that graduated from Adams-Friendship Area Hi

Operating as usual


Wow, I went to our local record store in Charleston the other day. Of course I found one of the best albums from our day!
I wonder what we would have paid back in the day.. me, I did the Columbia records deal for most of my music!!! Ha, one way to get 10 albums for $.10!!!! (Literally!)
Boston rocks!


Thunderstorms and 77 here on the island. Of cour see we lost cable at the best part of the movie…..geez!


Who could forget about the cake that was provided! I think I did a great job designing this bad boy!!

Photos from Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion's post 07/07/2022

I believe that 45th class reunion was a huge success! We started as soon as we hit town but it officially started Friday night with several classmates gathering together at Moundview to get an early start on the reunion!
Then Saturday was terrific golf outing hosted by Nancy Fenton with T-times filled with laughter and more conversation and some shady score keeping!
Saturday evening was the grand finale dinner with everyone that could make it! I would like to personally acknowledge to hard work that Joe and Stacy Theisen did to make the entire weekend very special. And a HUGE shout out to Holly Nieman for preparing a fantastic meal that was immediately consumed and enjoyed by all!! Overall, a terrific job by everyone at Moundview Golf Course!! THANK YOU ALL!!!!
Sunday turned out to be the re-scheduled fireworks display which was really an unbelievable demonstration on how a small community can come together and make us all proud!
Monday of course is the ever popular parade and Chik-Nik! Both were perfectly timed as the rains began at the end of the parade and then kept us near the beer tent for the remainder of the festivities!
It was tough to put a 4 day party together but I would say it was a pretty easy transition! I enjoyed seeing everyone again as many stated that it was a great turnout! If you couldn't make it, here are a few posts and photos to see.
Special shout out to Jeffrey Cila for taking the time to bless the reunion from 1,145 miles away from South Carolina via a zoom call only to proudly display his favorite Point beer shirt!!!! Always one to please the crowd!
Well, I guess it'll be another 5 years and we can do it again! Time is slipping by and we have to make the most of it. I would suggest that everyone try to make it next time. I know I'm going to try, I just have to learn to stay off roofs and crappy ladders!!!
Thanks to all who helped put this together. Hope to see you all again soon!
Greg .


What is it about this number that will forever be my favorite…so many memories, so many friendships, so many fights, loves and more…. Stop by Saturday night and reminisce a little! It’s one night…’c’mon!


So close! Hope to see everyone soon!!
Stay thirsty my friends….


Class reunion week begins and this is the temperature when I’m leaving…. Coincidence, I think not!!


Hell to the yay!! Almost 100 out, cranking Boston on the radio with the temps set just right!!! See your ASS’S soon??


Get the word out classmates! Our reunion is right around the corner! Let’s have a good showing and great time catching up with each other!!

Photos from Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion's post 06/02/2022

It's REUNION time!! Check out all the details and let us know who will be there!! We need to give Stacy an advance head count for dinners! Please let me know if you will be there for dinner and which meal you prefer!! Thanks!


77 on Johns Island today! Or Manthey’s Island as the locals call it!!


Even my watch knows how cool 77 is!!


It was a ‘zoom’ kinda day!

Class of 77 is prepping for our 45th reunion this summer!

Dates are July 1-3, 2022!!

Many thanks to Jimmy, Nancy and Hugh for the help and insight.

We will be updating as many as we can but we may need your help! You can send me a message and I’d be happy to respond!

See you all soon!!



1977. The year says it all……


Super Bowl champs! Great number to be proud of!!


Always good to surprise old friends on their turf!! Hopefully next time it’ll be with even more friends! Thinking ahead to July when we all get together again!!
Class of 77, best ever…


Greg Bakovka, Matt Holetz, Ken Pillsbury and me (Greg Manthey) at my parents home. 75 or 76 probably. It’s hard to tell with all that testosterone in one photo!!
I miss these times and especially these guys…


77 degrees listening to the 70’s.


It was a beautiful temperature outdoors on Sunday!


#77 representing!!

Photos from Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion's post 08/25/2021

Finally figured out why Pat seems so familiar.. he’s “Doc’s” doppelgänger from back to the future!!

Your thoughts??


Hello Class of ‘77! A few old friends got together this week! Has anyone else gotten together with any distant classmates recently? Post it if you have!!


No question!


Notice anything different? We updated the page to our new name because next year will be our 45th reunion!!

We've started planning already and we are going to keep it simple. Planning on the following:
July 1, 2022 Friday, Bar run in AdCo
July 2, 2022 Saturday, Dinner/party at the golf course
July 3, 2022 Sunday, Open to golf, or a keggar in the woods!
July 4, 2022 Monday, Meet at Chick-Nik, enjoy a meal, games, and have a casual place to interact and hang out!!

One thing I was thinking about is a small gift exchange. Simply put, names of participants/classmates are put in a bowl, one name is pulled out. That person will receive a gift from who ever pulls their name out, then that person pulls a name out and presents them with their gift and so on. What makes this unique is you only bring one gift and it could be a local (to you) item. Such as, if you are from Kentucky, you may want to gift a bottle of whiskey, or moonshine...easy enough right?? Think about it.....

If you have any other suggestions, feel to email or call me!

Hope to see everyone next July!

Greg Manthey
ps, I don't look like this anymore.....




Saw this on a big rig today! Hello class of 77!! Set those clocks ahead today!!


This is just too funny!


This guy’s license plate caught my eye today. It’s always sunny when you’re from the class of 77!!!
Have a great day mates!!




A pretty little church on the next island. It has a great address too! Maybe you have some photo's with our great year that you could post as well!


I posted this on the wrong sire. Oops!! I’ll try it again. Ticket #77, were you lucky? Yes, for $2 only!!


I just received word that Roxanne (Scott) Buchanan’s husband Glen Buchanan has passed away. I have no additional details at this time. Keep Roxanne and her family in your thoughts.


Great job from our class song!!!!


From the flower shop...

“Yes the planter is about 5 gal size. Top diameter is 14" there are several assorted plants in it and is about 34" high. We sell so many of of these for funerals. Little care for these and very long lasting. “

Photos from Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion's post 02/09/2018

Thanks to those that donated for the plant for Mike Lobenstein’s funeral. Here is a photo of the plant and the receipt. I guess it’s been awhile since I bought plants but hopefully Penny can enjoy this in remembrance of our thoughts to Mike and his family.
RIP Mike Lobenstein from your upper classman, the class if ‘77.....


Classmates, as you may be aware Mike Lobenstein (class of 78) passed away yesterday Feb 3, 2018. I would like to ask each of you to make a small donation of $5.00 for flowers.

The remaining money can be forwarded to his wife Penny or the go fund me page that has been accepting donations.

If you would like to donate, let me know and I’ll start the process. Thank you in advance.

570-971-4260 (text me if you can participate)

Greg Manthey
3531 Plow Ground Rd
Johns Island, SC. 29455


Photos from Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion's post 07/12/2017

Here are some some additional photo's from our 40th!!

Photos from Adams Friendship Class of 1977 45 year Reunion's post 07/12/2017

Here are some memories from our 40th! Thanks to all who made the trek "back home" and supplied some of these photo's!!!

Timeline photos 07/11/2017

After a 40 year class reunion...

Timeline photos 07/09/2017

First winner of the night!!

Timeline photos 06/29/2017

As I sit here on the beach I think back at all the good times at Friendship pond, Twin Lakes, Castle Rock and Petenwell to name a few. It seems like water has been a big part of my life from early on!! Do you have a favorite memory of being on the water? Maybe senior skip day? Were you married on the beach? Maybe you just have a love of seafood or freshwater fish!! Either way, our 40th reunion is just a week away!! Make plans to attend!! I'll be there! Hope to see everyone soon!

Timeline photos 06/22/2017

Here is some good news from one of our classmates! Congratulations David!!

The Adams-Friendship Area Education Foundation is proud to announce the induction of David Janssen to the Adams-Friendship Academic Hall of Fame during Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Dr. David Janssen graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1977. He earned his A.B. Chemistry/Biology degree from Ripon College in 1981 and his medical degree from UW-Medical School in 1986. Surgical residencies and internships were served at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals (Michigan) from 1986 to 1991, the George Washington University School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center (Washington, DC) from 1991-1993. As a resident, Dr. Janssen received a variety of awards and honors, including the first award in the Plastic Surgery Resident Research Competition presented by the National Capital Society. Returning to Wisconsin in 1993, Dr. Janssen is currently a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon providing care in Oshkosh, Neenah, Appleton, and Berlin. He has served as Chief of Surgery at Mercy Medical Center; Medical Director for Renaissance Surgery Center, and Medical Director for Thedacare Surgery Center in Oshkosh. In addition to numerous presentations on a variety of subjects from breast cancer and reconstruction to vein care, he has published journal articles and written chapters for two medical texts. The Wisconsin public service commercial focusing on helmet usage and his travels with Women for World Medicine to perform plastic and reconstructive surgery in third world countries are examples of his participation in both local and global communities.

When asked how Adams-Friendship Schools prepared him to perform for life, Dr. Janssen shared, “I admit, that if you told seventeen-year-old me that I would be considered for this honor, I may not have believed you. Today, I am a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience; back then, I was a reasonable athlete, but a mediocre student, floundering academically and unsure of what the future held for me. I didn’t know it then, as I struggled through classes, but AFHS was quietly instilling values that I would count on for the rest of my career.”

Timeline photos 06/05/2017

I'm feelin it!!!!!!

Timeline photos 05/19/2017

C'mon gang!! Only a few more days until out 40th class reunion!!! If you are having any problems or have any questions, feel free to message me or post them here!! Can't wait to see everyone!! g

Timeline photos 02/20/2017

Got together today with a few old friends!! Jeff Cila and Billy Kilby!! Great times only inspiring future get togethers!!

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