The 2011 All School Reunion will be held as part of the Little Sioux Summerfest in Cherokee from July 1 through July 4.
On Friday, July 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. registration will be held at the Cherokee Washington High School for you to pick up tickets, informational booklets, Summerfest schedule, and handouts.
This is the initial "meet and greet" gathering, and there will be two tours of the Washington High School given, one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Organizers hope you will take advantage of touring your "Alma Mater" to note the changes or just to reminisce. Coffee and cookies will be served in the Cherokee Washington High School lunch room and a goodwill offering will be accepted.
At 1 p.m., there will be a tour of the Immaculate Conception School. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. the Merle Lake Orchestra, an 11-piece Big Band will be at the Western Iowa Tech Community Collage Conference Center. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the door.
On Saturday July 2 there will be several events taking place at the Cherokee Middle School. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the All School Band Practice will be held in the Band Room with director Joe Vannatta; from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the All School Chorus Practice will be held in the Vocal Music Room with director Nancy Cline Ewing; the All School Entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. at the Middle School Gymnasium, and the All School Picnic, with a broasted chicken meal, will be at 11:30.
Advance tickets are required for the meal, and there will be no alcohol or tobacco products allowed. Seating will be available both inside and out and indoor seating will be handicapped-accessible and the room is air-conditioned. Bring your lawn or folding chair for additional outdoor seating.
Tickets for the picnic may be purchased at the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Office, located at 416 W. Main St. in Cherokee.