Gatlinburg-Pittman Alum celebrates 50 year reunion

DSC_0197The Gatlinburg-Pittman graduating classes of 1964, ’65, ‘66 and ’67 reunited Saturday at their old alma mater to reflect and remember their graduation a half century ago.

030The world was a different place when the class of ’64 strode across the stage to accept their diplomas. Lyndon Johnson was president. Martin Luther King Jr. was rallying for civil rights and the war in Vietnam was escalating.

The former students met for a reception at the high school where they met the current principal, Tony Ogle, and the current student council president, Jesse Ginn. After the reception the former students converged at Mynatt Park where the celebration continued until midnight.

The last time most of these graduates saw one another they discussed plans for life after college, Friday night football and plans for their lives. Saturday they discussed their children, grandchildren, retirement and those that have passed on since graduation. For hours they reminisced about cherished memories. Some began to speak about the next big reunion in ten years, the 60th.

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