Archive for Thursday, August 2, 2007

Class reunion fun

August 2, 2007

Last Saturday night I attended the Lansing High School's 46th class reunion at the Eagles Club in Leavenworth.

This was my 61st year out of high school, which seems like a long time, but the oldest student was John Ryan, who graduated in the early '30s.

It was a great evening with good music and good visiting. It is always a pleasure for me to say hi and visit with youngsters who graduated years later with our kids.

From 1906 to 1961 there were 1,100 graduates from Lansing High School. The next 46 years, up to and including this year, 3,209 students graduated.

Our classes are larger every year and letters are sent to each graduate announcing the annual dinner and dance. Expenses for postage get greater every year, so it was decided in the future to use e-mail as much as possible in place of postage. If you are a graduate and have an e-mail address, please send it to either P.O. Box 27, Lansing or to admin@lansingalumni.com. It would really be a big help to save money.

Also new this year will be the First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Leavenworth Country Club. Funds from this event will support our scholarship program, which has a goal of four scholarships of $500 each to our graduating seniors.

This is designed to be a fun event for golfers of all skill levels, including beginners. The format is a four-person team scramble. They are asking merchants or members of the community to sponsor one or two of the 18 holes for $100 each. A few of the classes at last week's reunion have already done this. The names of the sponsors will be posted at each hole as well as in advertisements and promotions.

For further information call Bruce at 727-1933.

Lansing High School Alumni has a wonderful Web site. Look at lansingalumni.com and you will learn a lot about our high school's history.

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