McMinnville City High School class of 1967 is making history. On June 5, members of the reunion committee revealed a commemorative brick in honor of the class of ’67 in front of Magness Library.
“The committee has been working really hard to plan this. We have met up once a month grabbing lunch, for a full calendar year to plan our 50th class reunion,” said Carol Chambers, member of the reunion committee.
Friday night, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. a dinner gathering for the classmates of ’67 will be held at Collins River Barbecue and Café, located at 117 East Main Street, in the upstairs room.
After the dinner, classmates of ’67 can enjoy a Main Street Live performance on the West Lawn of Security Federal at 7 p.m. Mustang Sally, a country rock band, plans to perform that evening. All sorts of food trucks plan to be in attendance at the concert. Lawn chairs are welcome.
“Senior” senior pictures are planned for 6 p.m. Warren Swann, with Sleepyhead Photography plans to take candid photos of each class member as they enter the night’s festivities. Photos are planned to be shown on the screen at the end of the night. The Saturday night festivities planned are Larry Garret, a local musician, to provide music from the ‘67 high school era and finger food dinner by Keepsake Catering.
“Can’t believe 50 years have passed since high school days. Most of us act like we’re in high school even though we’re as old as the hills,” said Chambers.
Class of ’67 banners fly on decorative poles in front of the fountain in honor of the 50-year reunion. The total cost of the reunion is $40 a person, including rental and insurance for the Park Theater, the photographer, musician and food. The reunion committee invites any other class from City High School to join in the historical moment of the reunion on July 1.