Welcome Alumni!

 

ATTENTION CLASS OF 1968: The Class of 1968 from Lebanon High School will hold another 2018 parade planning meeting on Thursday, November 2 at 5:30 at Salt Hill in Lebanon. Put your thinking caps on. The theme for the parade is "World Landmarks". We are registered for "Big Ben" but that is subject to change. We need to have a discussion and figure out to use that idea or come up with another idea. Landmarks already spoken for are: Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, Hollywood sign, Statue of Liberty, and the Pyramids of Gaza. Please let Janet McGonis Shepard know if you plan on attending by emailing her at [email protected] by October 31st.


YES! - THERE WILL BE A PARADE ON JUNE 9, 2018! We are working on where we will hold our business meeting and collect our dues. This could possibly be at the bandstand in Colburn Park. At this time, we are not planning on taking over the entire park and bringing in vendors. We just don't have the manpower.

NO - Due to low attendance by classes, there will be no longer be a banquet.

2018 PARADE THEME: WORLD LANDMARKS


A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT:

Dear Alumni,

As a board, we work hard in making the very best decisions where the association is concerned. Alumni Day, as we have always known it, may be coming to an end. Our board is getting smaller and older. Since we have been unable to recruit new members, we will have nothing in the park for 2018. We will find a location for our dues and sales tents, along with a location for our annual business meeting.

It has been made clear to us that the classes would rather hold their own dinners and parties and not attend a full group event. Therefore, we are sad to announce there will be no banquet or dance for 2018 Alumni Day.

We have tried very hard to keep these traditions alive and are very sorry to see them come to an end. In 2012 we drew in almost 200 alumni to the dinner. In 2013 that number dropped to 110. In 2014 we had only 76 in attendance. The Class of 1986 stepped in and sponsored a wonderful event in 2016 drawing over 150 people. We had hopes of a bigger crowd this year, but we barely broke 100 with just two classes making up 69 of the 100.

Even though a number of classes withdrew their floats from the parade, we will continue to have an Alumni Day Parade as long as you show interest.

If you want to keep Alumni Day alive, please join us at our next meeting on October 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm at LHS.

Sincerely,

Dianne Moodie Grant '69

LHS Alumni President


2018 PARADE FLOATS REGISTERED:

1968 - Big Ben

1973 - Eiffel Tower

1978 - Niagara Falls

1983 - the Hollywood sign

1987 - Statue of Liberty

1998 - Pyramid of Giza

2017 PARADE WINNERS:

1st Place: 1972 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

2nd Place: 1967 - The White River Drive-In Theater

3rd Place: 1997 - Charlotte's Web