It was the long overdue reunion of the Class of 1972 on Saturday, October 29 at Trestle Stop Restaurant in Hamilton. Fifty years since graduating and twenty years since their last reunion, over 40 former classmates reconnected.
"I think the older you get, there are no levels or status anymore," said 1972 graduate and committee member, Kathy Eding. "We all chatted, were all on the same page, and there's something about getting older that's just a good thing. It was just so wonderful to see everyone, truly touching."
The night featured family-style dining, a memory table with diplomas, varsity jackets, photos, tassels, and much more, and a DJ playing 70s music.
"It was a really special night, everyone seemed so glad to see each other," added committee member, Carolyn Schrotenboer. "There was a lot of joy in the room. It was nice, there was never anyone alone or not talking, everyone was all together and glad to be together."
Scrotenboer and Eding worked with Wes Sternberg and Diane Weatherbee on the committee and say the Trestle Stop was a big help in making the night possible.
The reunion committee added they reached out to as many former classmates as possible of the 128 they graduated with, but it wasn't easy to track every person down.
As the class motto once said in 1972, "Don't move this mountain, Lord; give me the strength to climb it," and these graduates have climbed the mountains over the past 50 years. Congratulations to all!