It seems that in all areas of the county, folks are celebrating the past. The Garner High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50-year reunion the first weekend of August. Garner High School graduates from the Class of 1966 will gather to see who traveled the farthest, who has been married the longest, who has the most grandchildren and who looks the same as when they were 50 years younger.
This is a three-event weekend. Hoke Mitchiner is hosting a “Meet and Greet” gathering on Friday as he has done for many years, Johnny Bagwell has a golf outing planned for Saturday morning and the official gathering will take place Saturday evening.
The reality of it all is that it’s the class’s only opportunity to celebrate a 50-year reunion. Everyone seems to be living productive lives and contributing to the good of society. The class is made up of doctors, mayors, teachers and many hard-working people. Class members will all have the chance to share their personal stories.
There will be a time to reflect on Toot and Tell’s three hot dogs for a quarter, Wimpy Williams’ store where you could buy just about anything, Collins and Warren Restaurant where class members all gathered after ballgames and the Carolina Moon – a friendly place to shop. Things were simpler in 1966 and slower, but it is good to take time to remember.