Tuesday, July 5, 2016

1956-1976 reunion held in Crowsnest Pass

Toni Lucas - A reunion was held in the Crowsnest Pass for people who graduated high school from 1956 to 1976. Started as a page on Facebook by Ron Hungar the reunion page grew to have over 377 people join. Over 400 people attended the reunion,which was held July 1-3.

Unlike many reunions the event was not restricted to a single graduating year, school, or even strictly for graduates and their spouses. The event was open to anyone who was from the Crowsnest Pass who wanted to visit with the base group of graduates from the four area high schools, teachers, school staff, and any friends or relatives who wanted to attend.

There were tables of yearbooks, photos, newspaper clippings, articles, and school jackets on display for those who wanted to revisit days gone by.

Ranging from people who still live and work in the area to people who traveled from areas throughout the United States and Canada, there were over 400 people in attendance who came. When asked who traveled the furthest, Hungar said musical Conductor Kirk Muspartt drove in from Chicago, and others had come from Portland, Oregon. He himself organized the reunion from Calgary, where he now resides.

Ticket takers Mary Ann (Vastenout) Misseghers and Shirley (Kirkpatrick) Hungar 
Hungar was happy so many people attended, giving so many the chance to reconnect. In addition to the banquet there were meet and greets, brunches, picnics, camping, a legion tour, and other side adventures.

Organizers Shirley (Kirkpatrick) Hangar and Ron Hungar

Chris's Restaurant catering staff
Chris Davis supplying the sound

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