50th Reunion Planning

Minutes from 50th Reunion Planning Meetings

Date of Meeting: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Present: Cheryl Brown, Joel Guest, Bobby Hargroves, Larry Jordan, Betsy Mills, Tim Taylor

Survey Results: A total of 24 classmates submitted survey responses providing input for planning our 50-year reunion, Oct. 18-20.  Those 24 survey responses indicated that a total of 34 people would be attending the reunion.  The committee agreed to use a projected reunion attendance number of 75-100 for main planning purposes.  The committee also studied survey comments/suggestions before setting a tentative event agenda for the weekend.

Proposed Reunion Events for Oct. 18-20:

Friday, Oct. 18 Proposed Events & Tentative Times:

3-4 pm    Paris High pep rally in Wildcat Gym
4-7 pm    Casual mixer at Fairgrounds (food & beverages available)
7-10 pm  PHS vs. Argyle football game at Wildcat Stadium
10-?        Post-game mixer at site(s) TBD

Saturday, Oct. 19 Proposed Events & Tentative Times:

Note: The committee discussed the need for flexibility in scheduling events leading up to our main reunion celebration during the evening hours.  Some classmates may wish to play a round of golf, many will want to reserve individual time to visit family/friends/landmarks.  A “Walk & Talk” morning exercise event was suggested using Trails de Paris and/or PJC walking track.  A tour of the new Paris High School campus could be arranged if there’s adequate interest.  The following events received primary consideration:

TBD          Tour of Lamar County Historical Museum
7-10 pm    Class Reunion (catered event)

Sunday, Oct. 20, Proposed Events & Tentative Times

TBD        Memorial Service
TBD        Farewell Brunch at area restaurant (dutch treat)

Committee Assignments: Committee members volunteered to check on availability and pricing for targeted venues and caterers.  Bobby (and wife Iva, owners of Traditions Flowers and Gifts) also volunteered to provide reunion decorations.  The committee expects to meet again in late May/early June to finalize event details, set budgets and event pricing, and begin advance planning.