Annual Lookout Jr. High School Reunion Set For May 3

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The annual reunion of all alumni of Lookout Jr. High School will be held Saturday, May 3 at the former school campus on West 40th Street in St. Elmo, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The building will be open, and former students are invited to meet in the auditorium.  Bring finger foods to share.  Coffee and water will be provided.  If you have any Lookout memorabilia such as class photos, school newspapers, or graduation programs, bring those to the event.

The reunion has been held each year since 1992.  Lookout Jr. High alumna Catherine Dodson led the first gathering of the former Bobcats.  She still serves on the reunion committee, along with Jimmie Sue (Orrell) St. James, Stanley Whitfield, and Sherry Stone Whitfield.

To get on the Lookout Jr. High e-mail list, even if you cannot attend the reunion, e-mail Sherry Stone Whitfield at sherryberrybee@chartn.net


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