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Class of 1951
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
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Class of '51 Reunites
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[last updated May 5, 2001] - Every reunion of an East High School class is special. East High has a rich tradition. Because of the timing of the birth of East, the transition of society, the growing middle class, and numerous other factors, the earlier the graduating class, the more special it is. This weekend, then, perhaps the most special of all East High Classes celebrated its graduation. And a special celebration it was -- the 50 year anniversary of that commencement exercise, the very first in East High's history.|
The Class of 1951 concluded its 50-year reunion tonight with a social hour and dinner. Turnout was good and the classmates looked good and had fun. Special guests were Mrs. Lilburne Vollmer, who taught the class beginning in 1949, the second year East was open, and Mr Milton Burchfield, East's current principal, and his wife.
A luncheon was held earlier Saturday at the Steak and Ale Restaurant.
Class members and guests gathered Friday night at the Union Planters headquarters building for a social hour and catered Corky's barbecue meal. Numerous items to stir the memories were on display, including copies of The Mustang Roundup from the very first issue through its second year of publication, the composite picture of the senior class, a letter sweater, and pictures of senior events and past reunions. A board displayed pictures and names of deceased class members.
About 60 were registered to attend the reunion events and most attended both evening events where these long time friends seemed to really enjoy the evening.
The East High Class of 1951 was and is first class.
Photographs of the event are availabe here.
[previously posted April 30, 2000] - The following letter concerning the Class of 1951 reunion is being distributed by the organizers:
[Editor's note: the "Yes" list of names is not being published here.]
[previously posted on March 12, 2000] - The Class of 1951 has begun organizational efforts to prepare for 50 year reuion. Individuals are taking responsiblity for various parts of the organizing effort and the first letters to class members have gone out. Details will be posted here as they become available.
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