Joan Holmes Alexander, Class of 1975 welcomed 180 Plainview Alumni and friends to the 34th Annual All Class Reunion Banquet, Saturday, June 4th at the Tartan Gym.
Bruce Nissen from the 50 year class gave a welcome and introduced the 1972 class members in attendance. Wanda (Weber) Retzlaff, Class of 1972, gave the Invocation.
Following the catered meal from Mary's Cafe, Joan Alexander introduced the five-year honored classes: 1952 - the 70 year class; 1957 - the 65 year class; 1962 - the 60 year class; 1967 - the 55 year class; 1982 - the 40 year class and the 25 year class from 1997.
Dinner music was provided by Pirate Musicians: Ella White and Leighton Medina on the piano. Leighton also sang a song with self-accompaniment.
Heather Pendergast, from the class of 2022 and a recipient of one of the Scholarships this year, gave remarks and thanked the Alumni for the scholarship. "Pass the Hat" was taken in order to support the cause. The class of 1972 had taken a special collection and gave the Alumni $1,150 to be used for scholarships.
Dr. Darron Arlt, Superintendent of Plainview Schools and from the Class of 1985 presented the Hall of Fame inductees with a plaque and honors.
Inducted into the Plainview Hall of Fame were: Bob Baber from the Class of 1959; Dale "Stub" Lortz from the Class of 1963; Kevin Roach from the Class of 1974; Tom Franke from the Class of 1984; Sara (Bernecker) Gubbels from the Class of 1995 and the 1975 Football Team.
The 1958 Junior Legion Baseball Team was also recognized for their accomplishments.
Prior to the event, the school was open for tours. A virtual tour is now available and it was running in the gym also for alumni to enjoy.
Those helping serve the meal were the Rainbow Girls, Hall of Fame Committee members and high school kids.
Alumni are reminded that the committee is in need of constant update of addresses; please let the committee know of any changes. The committee members are Judy Bonge Wilson, Anne (Lerum) Weber, Joan (Holmes) Alexander, Corrine (Jenkins) Janovec and Diann (Couchman) Frahm.
The next reunion will be held June 3, 2023.