The Lacombe High School class of 1966 50th class reunion rook place on June 15th – 16th. The theme was, ‘School Days, school days, good old fashioned rule days’.
What a celebration it was this summer, a two day event at Lincoln Hall with 102 people attending from as away as B.C. Manitoba and many areas of Alberta. The reunion saw 57 students, five teachers and guests.
The planning spanned a year but was so worth it. Most of the people registered came on day one. The meet and greet filled the hall with a buzz of sudden recognition, some puzzled looks, and lots of catching up for old time’s sake. In the background music from our time played, slide-shows of class pictures from Grade 1 to graduation and candids from yearbooks provided fodder for many informal comments and conversations as memories came flooding back.
Day one included a welcome package providing challenges for people with a ‘get to know you again session’, to find mystery locations in Lacombe and bring back a picture on your phone, and enjoy the murals featuring local history .
Day two included a guided tour to the Doeuf ultra modern greenhouse on Lincoln Road with tour guide Ron Prins a classmate in the industry for many years now retired from the local Pik ‘n’ Pack greenhouse.
Then a catered banquet featuring Lacombe’s H &T Catering from Anna Marie’s eatery in the LMC. Wonderful food, great service. After that banquet we gathered classmates and teachers for group photos.
We were in school before the modern technologies of computers, Internet and cell phones but enjoyed sock hops in the gym made all the more fun by visiting DJs from CKRD and 45 records for spot dance prizes, music on record players or transistor radios and many hours on the bus going to basketball and football games to cheer our teams on or cheerleading for local games.
Monies from our celebrations were given back to the community of Lacombe by presenting a cheque to the Lacombe Historical Society for their part in providing the many brochures of local attractions. Committee members Pryna Koberstein and Carrol Atkinson presented the cheque to Marie Peron, Museum executive director.
– submitted by Carrol Atkinson