This opening reunion activity always generates a ton of fun for participants, even for the novices who simply hope to still have a ball to play with at the end of the course. At least a dozen alums gathered their carts at the early-morning start of the 18-hole game.
Alums and Chums — Grad Night
Grad Night is hard to beat! The Cedars has become a comfortable and easy place to connect with alums over the years, and 2004 was no different. In fact, we saw some faces we hadn't seen for 20 or 30 years.
Members of the faculty were invited to attend the 30-year reunion event and also joined us later in the evening for the class photo; however, we didn't hang on to them long enough to welcome them formally during the program. On hand to visit with the Class of '74 were Warren Bieker (Washington State History), Jerre Crisp (History, Coach), Jim Detchman (BGHS Band, 1970), Ken Sayler (Laurin Middle School) and Kent Farmer (PE, Lewisville Middle School).
Check out the individual photos or slide show to catch a glimpse of the fun.
Bob Gaynor shared these additional photos from the Friday night event.
Hey, Man, "Farm" Out!
Once in a Blue Moon
Our thanks to Gary Cobb, who welcomed classmates on Saturday evening in the park-like setting at his Lacamas Creek home. And no kidding! It really was a blue moon event; but everyone was so busy visiting with friends, it's hard to say if anyone looked to see if the moon was really blue.
All we asked is that people bring a "snack to share" on Saturday night, so imagine our surprise when the barbecues were hauled in by alums to roast sweet corn and oysters on the half-shell for the crowd. The food was great and the conversation was even better. One attendee had just come from the Hudson's Bay Class of '74 event at Royal Oaks. Her comment in comparison? "You guys know how to throw a party!" It's fun to know that BGHS can even top Royal Oaks when it comes to an alumni get-together.
A flat-bed trailer provided the stage and a military parachute created
the backdrop for BGHS
1970 alum Doug Paris and The
Edward Street Band. When the band finally wound down for the evening,
alums brought out the guitars and played around the firepit . . . and
the party continued. For some, it continued into the next morning when
party goers decided that a night under the stars was a better idea than
hitting the road in the wee hours of the morning.
The Reunion Committee extends a special thank you to each and every grad who participated in the weekend activities, especially those who traveled a great distant to join us. For those of you who couldn't make it this year—WE MISSED YOU!
We're looking for e-mail addresses for more of our alums, so please share those that you have with the Reunion Committee. Also, we hope you'll take a moment to tell us your personal stories about the 2004 reunion weekend with old friends.