The graduating class of 1954 New Glasgow High School is coming together to celebrate their 65th anniversary reunion.
“People come and go according to their health, but basically the more they come to it the more they want to come back,” said Dawn McNutt of Little Harbour. McNutt has been part of the organizing committee for the reunion, which will be held at the Little Harbour Community Centre on Aug. 17.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” she said during an interview from her home in Little Harbour. Thinking back, she recalled the first big class reunion in the 70s as being the genesis of her graduating class’ continued get-togethers.
“There was a major high school reunion. All the classes came back, and that generated a lot of interest in making it more regular,” she said.
Now, the class of 54 reunites every five years or so.
“It’s a catch-up on things that have happened over the years,” said Ross Thompson who has been a key committee member, reaching out to class mates to tell them the time and place of their next gathering. “It’s a great revival of recollections and memories from years ago. At one point we were all together, and then you get spread out” he said.
“I think it’s shared history,” said McNutt. “We were together in our youth. Reminiscing with old friends I think keeps you feeling youthful.”
McNutt also said that it helps keep alive the memories of those no longer with us.
“We still have memories of them. Stories of them. In a way, it brings them back.”