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, one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting places for the All School Reunion are as follows: Classes from 1940 through 1959 will meet at the Cherokee Middle School Vocal Music Room; Classes from 1960 through 1969 and classes from 1970 through 1979 will meet downstairs at the Cherokee Community Center; classes from 1980 through 1989 and classes from 1990 throughout 2011 will meet upstairs at the Cherokee Community Center on July 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.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, a 11-piece Big Band will be at the Western Iowa Tech Community Collage Conference Center and tickets are $5 per person and will be purchased at the door.
On Saturday, July 2 there will be several events 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 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. 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 inside and out. Indoor seating will be handicapped accessible and 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.