Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

September 17, 2013

Perrin 100th Homecoming School Reunion nears

Mineral Wells Index

— The town of Perrin is gearing up for the city-wide celebration of Perrin Independent School District's 100th anniversary. On Thursday, Sept. 26, beginning at 3:30 p.m., there will be a festival on the concrete parking lot between the new high school gym and the agriculture barn with booths for games and other items. Some booths will include locals selling crafts, jewelry, health items and even reproduced Perrin Community 1935 cookbooks. To reserve booth space for free, contact elementary principal Amy Salazar at 940-798-3718 extension 229.

At dark on Thursday there will be a free bonfire in the area west of the AG barn.

On Friday, Sept. 27, the homecoming parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. The lineup of floats and all participants is set to begin at 2 p.m. in front of the elementary building. It will leave from the elementary main entrance, circle through town and end up at the football field for a rousing pep rally. All entries in the parade are free.

There will be a volleyball game at 4 p.m. against Poolville in the high school gym. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students.

At 7:30 pm on Friday, the Pirate football team will play Santo in the homecoming game at Pirate Stadium. Football tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. At halftime, the alumni class with the most attendees, the class that traveled the farthest and the oldest alumni who attend the game will each be recognized.

After the football game, there will be a student dance in the school cafeteria with an entry fee of $5 per couple or $3 per individual.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, several individual classes of alumni are planning get-togethers. There will be a lunch served at noon in the high school gym catered by the Mineral Wells Chicken Express. Cost will be $9 a plate which will include chicken tenders, sides and dessert. During the luncheon, the Homecoming Committee will have a roll call of classes and a slide show presentation showing pictures from the earliest times to present activities. At this time acknowledgment of  the alumni class with the most attendees, the class that traveled the farthest, the oldest alumni and other such acknowledgments will be made known.

As of Friday, seven classes had reserved rooms for their reunions. To reserve a classroom for free, contact the high school principal, Diane Edge, at 940-798-3718, ext. 225.

Come and enjoy all the activities that have been planned for the community and visit with old friends and be reminiscent of the “olden days”!