By Charles Harris (‘45)

    Central High School alums will join in the festivities associated with next year’s 100-year statehood anniversary celebration with an All-Class Reunion, set for September 28-29 at the Meridian Convention Center, 737 South Meridian, OKC (adjacent to the Clarion Hotel).  Pre-registration forms for the gala will be included in the next two issues of the Sooner Spirit, as will detailed updates on reunion preparations.
     Final registration and amenity (name tags, gifts, etc.) tables for the event will be manned in the Clarion Hotel lobby from 4-10 pm on Friday, September 28, and from 3-6 pm the following (Saturday) afternoon.  A Hospitality Suite will also be available during those times for refreshments and visiting.
     The festivities will swing into high gear at 7 pm Saturday evening with a banquet and entertainment/dancing in the Majestic Ballroom.  A Sunday morning (10-11 am) memorial service in the Imperial Ballroom will close out the reunion activities.
     The Clarion Hotel has reserved a block of rooms for reunion attendees at a $69+tax per night rate, including a limited number of suites at the same price.  The Clarion provides limousine service to and from the airport as needed, and a complimentary breakfast for guests is served each morning in the hotel lobby.
     As for extra-reunion activities, Oklahoma City operates a trolley service from Meridian to downtown, including Bricktown, and water taxi service on the Oklahoma River is scheduled for inauguration by that time, and will likewise accommodate access to the downtown area from Meridian.
     And for those who have yet to visit the new Oklahoma History Center (near the Capitol), setting aside a morning or afternoon to do so would be well worth one’s time.
     An open-to-all alumni meeting to discuss, adjust, and finalize reunion plans is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2006, at the Amity Lodge, 3415 NW 36th, OKC.  I encourage any and all who wish to help in any way with reunion preparations (and we need such volunteers!), or would like to have input into the planning and organization of the event, to attend.