Gathering planned for students of Colchester County Academy, Truro senior high
A small committee is organizing a summer reunion for students from Colchester County Academy and Truro Senior High School between 1960 and 1970. Working on the event for Aug. 3 to 5 are, from left, Nancy Mumford, Brent Stone, Connie Caterer-Stone and Karen MacLean. Missing from photo is Mark Stone. Raissa Tetanish - Truro Daily News
TRURO - They had so much fun last year, so a group of five individuals are planning another school reunion this summer.
The reunion, which is being held Aug. 3 to 5, is open to students who attended Colchester County Academy and Truro Senior High School between 1960 and 1970.
"Last year's reunion was great," said Brent Stone, who is organizing the reunion with Nancy Mumford, Connie Caterer-Stone, Karen MacLean and Mark Stone.
"They had a phenomenal committee last year that did a superb job. All five of us were sitting there having fun ... just having a ball," Brent added.
It was during last year's reunion that saw about 550 people attend that the group decided they wanted to host it again this year.
"It was a great time, especially seeing people you haven't seen in 40 years," added Mark. "I talked to so many people afterward that hadn't gone that wished they had. To those that missed it last year, this is your second chance."
The event will begin with registration and check-in at 7 p.m. at the Truro Curling Club on Aug. 3. Registration is $50 per person, or $90 per couple.
Beginning at 9 p.m., Roy Publicover will play music from the 1950s and 1960s. Music and dancing will continue until midnight.
Saturday will get underway with a lunching pool party at the Best Western Plus Glengarry at noon. In case of rain, an arrangement has been made to host the event inside the convention centre at the hotel.
The Lincolns will headline a dance Saturday night at the Truro Curling Club. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the dance begins at 9.
The registration cost covers the events both Friday and Saturday, however, the brunch Sunday morning is optional and not covered by the registration fee.
The brunch, if alumni wish to attend, will be at the Glengarry at 11 a.m. The cost is already set by the hotel restaurant.
The committee is hoping up to 600 people will attend this year's reunion, including those from various places throughout the world.
Confirmation has already come in from some students that live abroad, such as South Africa and California.
Because the committee needs to know rough numbers of attendees beforehand, they encouraging registration of students by July 10. Then, registration will be open to friends of the students, and special friends.