WHS class of 1943
The Waxahachie High School class of 1943 will meet for its annual get-together at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Cancun’s, 1585 N. U.S. Highway 77.
WHS classes of 1945 and 1946
The Waxahachie High School classes of 1945 and 1946 will host a reunion for all ex-students at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the home of James and Jimylin Hightower, 1805 Alexander, Waxahachie. The community is invited.
WHS class of 1947
The Waxahachie class of 1947 will celebrate their 60the class reunion by entering a float in the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 5. They will gather for dinner at Nino’s and go to Rusty Hightower’s home for fellowship after the meal.
The class will attend the Ex Student Luncheon Saturday, Oct. 6, and meet afterwards for a reception at the Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call Catherine Lewis Lyon at (972) 937-7587.
WHS class of 1952
The Waxahachie High School class of 1952 will hold its 55th reunion at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the home of Judy Wilemon Gamble.
An invitation is extended to classmates from other graduation years to join them in celebration. For more information, call Doris Lane at (972) 937-5894.
WHS class of 1957
The Waxahachie High School graduating class of 1957 will celebrate its 50th reunion Oct. 5-6. All class members are invited to meet at the First United Methodist Church parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, to ride on the parade float.
The class will meet back at FUMC at 6 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship. A section has been reserved at the football game for class members who wish to attend.
Everyone is invited to attend the Ex-Students’ Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Ninth Grade Academy.
Members of the class will gather again at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
For more information, call Charles Aday at (972) 938-7490.
WHS class of 1967
The Waxahachie High School class of 1967 will celebrate its 40th reunion Oct. 4-6.
Members will meet behind the new Ark Country Store to decorate the homecoming float for the parade at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. They will then meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, to ride the float in the parade. An after-game party will be held at about 9 p.m. at Margaret Felty’s house at 200 LaVista Drive.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, a homecoming party will be held at the Rogers Hotel. The cost is $35 per person.
For more information, call Linda Adams Bishop at (214) 450-8471 or Sally Smith Baker at (972) 351-9621.
WHS class of 1977
The Waxahachie High School class of 1977 will celebrate its 30th reunion Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6. Members will meet on College Street at 2:15 p.m. Friday to ride in the parade. Then there will be seats reserved for the class at the homecoming game at Lumpkins Stadium that night.
On Saturday, class members will get together at “Bill Kelley’s Lone Star,” located at 106 W. Main, for an evening of fun. For questions, contact Lori (Booher) Blevins at (972) 923-9520 or e-mail LoriABlevins@aol.com
WHS class of 1987
The Waxahachie High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 20th reunion Oct. 5-6. Class members are working to locate all 1987 graduates by mail or e-mail.
For reunion information, or to provide classmate information, e-mail LLM414@aol.com or call (972) 938-1389.
WHS class of 1997
The WHS class of 1997 will have their 10-year reunion from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Loma Linda, 545 Loma Linda Road, Palmer. Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple and include meal, beer, wine and DJ. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.myspace.com/waxahachiehs1997 or www.lomalindaevents.com.
General admission tickets will be available the week of the homecoming game at the Waxahachie Daily Light, Neighborhood Credit Union and All About Design until noon Friday.
General admission and reserved tickets will be on sale Thursday during lunch at Waxahachie High School. No tickets will be sold at the schools on Friday due to the student holiday.
Ex-Students’ Association Luncheon
The Waxahachie High School Ex-Students’ Association board met last week to discuss final preparations for its annual alumni luncheon.
Directors of the association’s board and representatives from the honor classes (those years ending in a “7” or “2”) were present.
The homecoming luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Ninth Grade Academy. This event provides a venue for graduates from the 1920s to the 1990s to mix, meet and eat together.
Business items approved at the meeting included:
Approval of Dr. Justin Wakeland, class of 1957, to be inducted into the WHS Who’s Who. Approval of Clarence Wilson, class of 1947, to be inducted into the WHS Hall of Fame. Selection of Jerre Sullivan to receive the 2007 President’s Outstanding Educator Award.
“We welcome all graduates from Waxahachie to attend our luncheon,” said Richard Todd, association president. “This year’s reunion is about two weeks earlier than usual, and this appears to have affected the number of those planning to attend. We have had reservations made for about 80 people so far, compared with the 225 who attended last year. We are hoping this turns around in the next two weeks.”
Those who would like to become a member of the WHS Ex-Students’ Association or to attend the luncheon may contact Phyllis Chambers, luncheon coordinator, at (972) 937-9527 or visit the Web site at http://www.wisd.org/ex-studentsassoc/smokesig.shtml.