Remember the disposable cameras that were on the tables during the reunion? After almost a year and a half, the first set of photos has been turned in. There were only ten photos on that camera, but they are different from any others and are great fun to look at.Click here
to download a zip file of the complete set of ten new photos.
Photos from the digital camera:
Looking at these photos, it's obvious that we had a good time. It is safe to say this is the most fun any of us have ever had in a room full of 43-year-olds. Of 150 classmates, 52 were in attendance (experts say 20% is a good turnout!) and most went home with belly muscles and cheeks hurting from laughter. A few of the most hearty among us were standing on the street outside the shuttered and darkened Tejas conversing PAST TWO AM!
Tanya Filiatrault, Ken Greener, and Janet Johnson were featured speakers for the evening. Others to address the group at various times were host Todd Benson, trivia game leader Tom Kirkland, and class officers Lynda Hollinger Ganter and Jan Hildebrandt Kruchoski.
As you can see, the lighting and color scheme at Tejas played havoc with the digital camera, especially in the class photo. It is electronically enhanced about as much as could be done (perhaps someone else can rework it better, e-mail for the original copy if you want to try) but at least most everyone is recognizable. Apologies to Mark Smith for being half cut out of the image on the left edge, and to Lynette Dahlgren Clausen and Carol Ward Rossman for being wedged in and partially covered behind Scott Johnson. To download the high-resolution version of the class photo, click here.
If you want to see more than the twelve photos shown here, the full set of thiry plus the lite version of the class photo can be downloaded in a zip archive if you click here.
Putting on a class reunion is a tremendous amount of work. There is no denying that. But participating in a reunion planning committee is also a tremendous amount of fun. And the feeling that comes from giving our classmates, people who shared a unique and formative time in our lives, a really great time is amazing. Thanks to all of you for your encouraging comments. It may be hard to believe, but we had more fun putting this on than you did attending.
Your Minnehaha Academy Class of 1977 25th Anniversary Reunion Committee,
Carol Peterson Bennett, Todd Benson, Lynda Hollinger Ganter, Tom Kirkland, Jan Hildebrandt Kruchoski, Chris Tjornhom, Jean Peterson Tokar