Mega Reunion Dinner: Fun for All
By Linda Slusher, executive director of the Loveland Schools Foundation
Some 200 Loveland graduates returned to the Loveland Middle School Campus on October 15 to reunite, reconnect and catch up with classmates, many of whom they had not seen since high school graduation. Several faculty members and staff personnel were also in attendance.
Traveling the farthest was Emit Ward from Washington State, a 1938 graduate of Loveland High School. Joining him at the dinner was fellow classmate Hazel Cole Kendle, who now lives in Montgomery, Ohio.
This was the fourth Loveland Mega Reunion but the first to be held on school grounds. The Foundation received a lot of positive comments and everyone seemed to like the casual, less expensive venue.
Keith Koehne, assistant superintendent of Human Resources for the district welcomed all and extended a special welcome and thanks to United States Veterans attending the dinner. Kris Tracy, Loveland Food Services director and her staff provided the decorations and buffet. Local merchants, Entertainment Junction, Kirby’s of Loveland, Paxton’s Grill and Valley Vineyards, provided gift cards to be given as door prizes.
The Foundation hopes this will be the first of many reunion dinners on site.
Proceeds from the Mega Dinner go to the Loveland Schools Foundation Teacher Grant Program and for scholarships to graduating seniors. Loveland Schools Foundation is a 501©(3) not-for-profit supporting the academic, scientific, cultural, artistic and building programs of the Loveland City School District. Since 2000, the Foundation is proud to have awarded over $40,000 in grant money to faculty and over $120,000 in scholarship funds to graduating seniors. Click here to learn more about the Loveland School Foundation.
Photo caption: Emit Ward and Hazel Kendle from the Loveland High School Class of 1938.