PIQUA — After a year of planning and much anticipation, 87 members of Piqua Central High School’s class of 1966 gathered the weekend of Sept. 16-18 to celebrate their 50-year class reunion.
Festivities kicked off Friday night at the Piqua High School football game at Alexander Stadium with the Piqua alumni band performing. Afterward, a casual get-together was held at the VFW.
On Saturday, classmates and their spouses had the opportunity to enjoy walking tours of Forest Hill Cemetery and the Piqua Public Library lead by Jim Oda, the library’s director.
The highlight of the reunion, though, was Saturday evening’s banquet at the Piqua Country Club, where the class of 1966 greeted old friends and renewed acquaintances – after sneaking a quick peek at their yearbook pictures on their nametags.
The class of 1966 honored their 50 deceased classmates with a memory table featuring their pictures along with a bouquet of yellow roses. A donation to the Piqua Education Fund will be made in their memory.
Following dinner, a DVD of the All-Night Graduation Party filmed at the country club on June 2, 1966, was shown and a copy of it was given to each class member as a memento. Piqua resident Jim Barringer’s wonderful collection of Piqua Central memorabilia was also on display.
The reunion committee, led by Connie Sproat Atkinson, worked tirelessly to make the 50-year reunion of the PHS class of 1966 a special, memorable weekend and would like to thank everyone who came and made it such an amazing success.