50th reunion was specialPublished 7:32am Friday, September 28, 2012
What began two years ago with a search for classmates for the Class of 1962, spearheaded by Dennis and Joyce Jorgensen, ended with the class’ 50th Reunion on Friday, Sept. 21.
The reunion was a three-day event that brought approximately 135 guests from around the United States.
Friday night was a casual event with a light dinner held at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College.
On Saturday at noon, class members enjoyed a barbeque lunch at the Bainbridge Marina off Airport Road.
The main event was held on Saturday evening, with a sit-down dinner held at the Kirbo Center. The theme “Down Memory Lane” was highlighted by various displays of grammar and high school years, created by Ann Reynolds, a member of the reunion’s planning committee.
A ceremony to honor classmates who had passed on since graduating was followed by “Taps” as performed by Emmett Young.
The three-day reunion ended on Sunday morning with a breakfast at Seminole Wind Restaurant. During the breakfast, class members had the opportunity to say their goodbyes and leave the reunion with old memories renewed and new ones to remember.
Members of the reunion’s planning committee were as follows: Ann Reynolds, Memorie Cloud Halstead, Bill Dorris, Charles Palmer, Linda Funderburk Toms, Sarah Frances Long Forrester, Horace Copeland, Shirley Monk, Dennise Jorgensen, Dr. David Bryan, Judy Rich Simpson and Peggy Williams Stout.
There were also a host of many volunteers who helped in many ways and whose contribution was greatly appreciated.