An estimated 200 BCSS alumni, their spouses and family mustered for dinner on Saturday night as the BCSS 45-year reunion brought many old friends together in Midway’s James G. McMynn Park for the first time in decades.
The main organizer was Brenda Lowe, with help from Tami and Bob Peters.
It came together from conversation between friends after the funeral for classmate Bud Hallstrom last year. “We were talking that in five more years it would be the 50th anniversary for the school,” Lowe explained. “But we decided not to wait five years. You never know what’s going to happen in the next five years.”
A lot of exchanging of phone numbers and addresses took place and it all bodes well for an even more successful 50th anniversary celebration in 2019.
Camping in James G. McMynn Park was arranged through the village. The organizers decided not to do a dance. “People didn’t want to be at a dance where it was too loud to talk,” explained Lowe. Instead everyone joined one of the circles of lawn chairs in the park after dinner.
Tami Peters said the Midway Hotel put on an extra night of karaoke at the bar and everyone enjoyed a fabulous meal, with baron of beef and potluck salads providing lots of food.
Any money left over will go to an orphanage project in Tanzania that Lowe is working on through The One Person Project (theonepersonproject.org), which Brenda founded.
Pictures and comments from the reunion weekend can be found on their Facebook page: “BCSS 45 Year Reunion”.