The Sallisaw High School Class of 1967 is planning their 50th reunion for Oct. 14.
Bill Poindexter, who is helping plan the reunion, said the Class of 1967 was the largest class to graduate from Sallisaw High School at that time with 115 graduates.
“I think it was because of all the construction going on at the time,” Poindexter said. “They were building the dam on the river and the interstate. A lot of people had moved in.”
Those planning to attend are reminded to bring old pictures and memory books to share with others, and are reminded to be respectful of others and not to embarrass or make fun of anyone.
Invited to attend are all classmates who attended school with the Class of 1967, their spouses, and classmates who moved before graduation or entered the military and the adult children of classmates who have passed away, and the friends and family of classmates.
The actual reunion will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Sallisaw High School cafeteria. The program will include the welcome by Larry Fears; a salute to veterans by James Peterson; a memorial for those who have passed away by Poindexter; Ice Breakers by Dr. Max and Linda Yancy; a class photo by Sara Bracket; and a Mix and Mingle, with foods and visiting.
Informal visits include meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Roma’s Restaurant for dinner, then going to the Sallisaw football game.
On the same Saturday Sallisaw Main Street will be hosting their annual car show, barbeque and music fest on Oak Street, which is expected to feature the music of Connie and Steve Hawkins, also Sallisaw graduates.
It is also recommended that classmates visit the Old Sallisaw High School Association Park at Walnut and Main Streets, where “It’s a great place to take some pictures.”
Poindexter said classmates from as far away as Alaska and Nevada are expected to attend.
“I went to the 40th reunion and I had a good time,” Poindexter said. “This is going to be fun.”
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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