BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer
Woodward High School Polar Bears members escaped the heat last weekend when they got together for their first all-class reunion for those who graduated during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Old friends who hadn’t seen each other in years embraced and shared memories Aug. 2 and 3 behind the Infinity Lounge on Jackman near Laskey.
Yvonne Harper, class of 1967 and committee member, said she told her friend Sheila Daniels about the idea of having an all-class reunion.
“I think it’s going to be wonderful because so many of us have left the city and hadn’t had a reason to return,” Harper said. “So this reunion will bring old friends back together again.”
Reunion activities included a meet and greet, a family picnic, a tug of war between the classes, a trivia question game for each class, plaques for the people with the most grandchildren and who traveled the greatest distance and activities for youngsters.
At the close of the event, hosts Daniels and Wayne Wallace, and deceased Woodward grads were honored.
“I was so excited when I heard about the reunion,” said Marilyn Davis, class of 1976, who drove from Florence, Ky., to attend the event.
“I made sure to take time off my job and when I heard there would be kid’s activities, I decided to bring my grandchildren,” she said.
Robert Wright, class of 1979, said the first thing he thought of when he heard about the reunion was, “I’m definitely going.”
The good thing about having an all-class reunion was he had friends who either graduated before or after him that he knew he would see.
“If you’re going to have a reunion, this is the best way to go,” Wright said.
Daniels said the all-class reunion will take place every two years.
If anyone is interested in developing the next one, email Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.