The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 45th reunion and will also host the 2013 All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the WASP Museum at the old Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. There will also be an all classes reception on Friday night at the Texas Theater, a golf tournament at the Sweetwater County Club on Saturday morning and Sunday morning church services at Newman Park according to Marilyn Kuss, reunion coordinator.
Anyone who has ever attended any Sweetwater school is welcome to attend all events. "It is extremely important that classmates contact other classmates to encourage as many members of each class to attend," said Kuss. "There will be an event page on Facebook." Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 will be the day for the reception at the Texas Theater. Randy and Jolanda Hendricks, Class of 1968, will host a reception, which is open to all classes at the Texas Theater for those not wanting to attend the ball game, and for those wanting to stop by after the ball game. Admission is free. Attendees may arrive anytime after 6 p.m. and stay until midnight. Popcorn will be available for snacking. This is a BYOB Event. Donations to the Texas Theater to help refurbish the building is tax deductible as is any donations to the WASP Museum.
Admission to the WASP Museum on Saturday, will be $20 with meal and $10 without meal. The admission price helps pay for grounds rental, security, water, tents, janitorial service and other expenses. This event is BYOB as well.
Only 200 meal tickets will be available. Persons wishing to attend should send checks to Linda Miller, 7099 U.S. Hwy 277, Abilene, Texas 79601, indicating $20 meal ticket or $10 entrance ticket (no meal) and number of persons with an e-mail address and a phone number for return confirmation. After ticket purchase is confirmed, tickets in the form of name tags will be held for ticket holders at the WASP Museum on reunion day. "Please tell what class (example: Class of 1968) you would like on your name tag, if any, as well as each name for the tags," said Kuss.
For additional information, call Linda Miller at 325-675-5789 (home) or 325-725-0872 (cell, AT&T), or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anyone wishing to have their e-mail address added to the list may e-mail or call Kuss for future SHS reunion notifications. The main event will take place on Saturday. It will begin at 3 p.m. Those attending may come and go, or come and stay. The event ends at midnight. Name tags will be event passes. At five p.m. there will be an introduction for the evening. Those attending will sing the school Alma Mater, and a prayer will be said before the meal.
A barbecue supper will be served at 5:30 p.m., catered by Big Boy's BBQ. It will be necessary that attendees be on time for the meal. After the line has been served the caterer leaves and no food is left behind.
In the evening the Sweetwater Municipal Band will play for approximately one hour, starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be an open mic "Pickin 'N Grinnin" session. "If you have a talent, bring your instruments and come entertain us all."
Contact Marilyn Kuss at 817-999-1021 or Jeanne Brewer at 325-660-8310 if you are interested in being part of the entertainment.
A schedule of Homecoming events follows:
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
• 2 p.m. Friday — Homecoming tea at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
• 3 p.m. Friday — Pep rally at the Sweetwater High School gymnasium.
• 4 p.m. Friday — Parade downtown.
• 5 p.m. Friday — Lions dinner at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
• 7:30 p.m. Friday — Football game at Mustang Bowl.
• 6 p.m. Friday — Reception for all classes at the Texas Theater. BYOB.
• Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 — 7:30 a.m. golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club golf course. The fee of $30 includes a cart. For those wishing to participate, call 325-235-8484 to let the pro know to reserve your cart.
• 3 p.m. Saturday — All-Class Reunion at WASP Museum at Avenger Field. BYOB.
• Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 — 9 a.m. church at Newman Park. (Cabana by the Chuck Wagon Gang and National League Ball Park). Bring your own chairs.