THS Class of 1971

45-Year Class Reunion

Our 45-year class reunion was held on October 7-9, 2016, at Summers Mill in Salado, Texas. We had a great time!

Photos (coming soon)

"Reunion," a poem by Lyman Grant

Printable version

In Memoriam (October 8, 2016)

Benediction, by Greg Nichols

45-Year Class Reunion: Planning and Details

View or print the reunion brochure

Schedule of events

Homecoming crash!

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, October 7th

Dinner: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Those attending the Wildcats game will be first in the dinner line.

Wildcats’ Homecoming Game: 7:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend the Wildcats’ Homecoming Game on Friday evening, please see the information page or contact Tommy Harrison ASAP.

Jam Session: 8:00 p.m. until ?

Bring your musical instruments! Everyone is welcome to play, sing along or listen.

SATURDAY, October 8th

Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Golf Outing at Wildflower Country Club: 10:30 a.m.

If you are interested in joining the golf outing on Saturday morning, please contact Billy Lastovica.

Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Salado Shopping: TBD

Texas/OU Game on Big Screen: TBD

Golden Oldies Karaoke: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

It will be fun to remember our favorite songs from junior high and high school! Enjoy drinks, snacks . . . and even a margarita machine. Lyrics will be provided, so come on and sing along!

Dinner: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Main Program: 8:00 p.m.

Class president Gary Garrison will lead the program.

SUNDAY, October 9

Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Devotional: 10:00 a.m.

Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Check out of the room, load the car, and say our goodbyes until next time!

THS Class of 1971 Reunion 2016

 See You at Summers Mill!

Dear 1971 Classmates,

We are very excited about our upcoming reunion this October, and would like to briefly tell you more about it, especially the food and lodging options.

In 2014, Jerry and Kathy Taylor kindly hosted a mini-reunion at their house near Temple. Those who attended agreed that for 2016 we would forgo our "traditional" reunion for an extended weekend together at Summers Mill retreat. All of us who have attended past reunions have left wishing we could have spent more time visiting with one another. By getting together for a weekend we will have many more opportunities for sitting down, relaxing and reconnecting with friends.

We hope that everyone – whether those arriving from out of town or those still living in the Temple area – will consider staying at Summers Mill. The quaint facility has a total of 65 rooms (102 beds) in a variety of options, from cabins to houses to dormitory-style lodging. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis, so please call Summers Mill and make your reservations ASAP.

A total of five meals will be offered: Friday dinner....Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner....and Sunday breakfast. All meals will be catered, and you will have the option of choosing up to all five meals, or no meal. The reunion committee has selected the meals, and although we know we cannot satisfy everyone’s tastes, we sincerely hope you will be appreciative of the items we have selected. More info concerning meals is on the following pages, but please remember that all meal orders must be received no later than September 23.

We are very thankful to Linda Reed Embrey for continuing to head up our social media, Sandy Dixon for once again offering to receive and record all of our registrations and meals, and Liza Farrow-Gillespie for her great website support.

As the reunion nears, we will be reaching out for assistance with decorations, registration, setup of tables and chairs, cleanup, etc., so please stay tuned!

Sincerely, Gary Garrison and Glenn "Bubba" Johnson         

PS: Anyone caught talking politics over the weekend will have their house TP’d!

THS Class of 1971 Reunion 2016

Registration: What Does It Cover?

Your $10 registration will go into our Class of 71 general fund, and will enable us to cover miscellaneous expenses for the weekend including decorations, bottled water, sodas, snacks, paper towels and plates, name tags, etc.

Meal Menus

A total of five meals will be catered. All meal orders must be received by Friday, September 23. Orders received after this date, or at the door, cannot be guaranteed, so please do not delay!

The caterer will make every attempt to satisfy special meal orders at no extra cost. If you have special dietary needs, please submit your info on the registration page. You do not need to order a meal in order to attend.

For questions concerning the meals, please contact Gary Garrison.

Please see next page for prices and order form.

Friday Evening 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Creamy baked chicken, garlic potatoes, green beans, salad, dinner roll, drink and dessert

Saturday Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, two pieces of bacon, two pieces of sausage, one biscuit with gravy, hashbrowns, yogurt, cooked oatmeal, fruit, coffee

Saturday Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Taco soup or vegetable soup, assorted sandwiches, green salad, chips, drink, dessert

Saturday Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BBQ brisket & sausage, pinto beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, drink and dessert

Sunday Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. French toast, hot syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit, yogurt, granola, cooked oatmeal, coffee

Beverages – BYOB

There will not be a cash bar, so please bring your favorite adult beverages. Ice and sodas will be provided.

THS Class of 1971 Reunion 2016

Please Make Plans to Attend!

And please bring along your annuals, photos, band/pepperette uniform, jerseys, board games, playing cards, baseball cards, favorite music, horseshoes, puzzles, dominoes, or whatever you would enjoy sharing with one another over the weekend. Great shopping in Salado is only minutes away, as well as golf courses for the golfers. There is even a baseball field for those of us who want to recreate our "Temple Field of Dreams," so feel free to dig out your old glove and bat!

Summers Mill Map

Summers Mill Website

Call 254-939-6194 to make your reservations today!

Reunion Committee

Sandy Dixon   Kay Haydon
Jody Donaldson   Donna Howell
Linda Reed Embrey Glenn "Bubba" Johnson
Liza Farrow-Gillespie Melissa Mullins
Gary Garrison Jerry Taylor

And Finally, Pass the Word!

The time we spend together is precious, so please take a few minutes to contact a fellow classmate you have not seen or talked to in a while and invite them to the reunion. If all of us reach out, we can really make this weekend special!

 Reunion brochure © 2016 Glenn Johnson. All rights reserved.

View or print the reunion brochure

Register to attend

Donate to the Benevolent Fund

Map of reunion location

Book your room now with Summers Mill

Contact the Reunion Committee

*Sorry -- no refunds on reunion registration or meals after September 23, 2016.