Inspired by the Andrew Warde High School Class of 1975 and its planned "Happy 50th Birthday" celebration, nearly 60 percent of the respondents to our latest poll indicated that they would like to commemorate the milestone with another get-together.
Twenty-two of the 37 participants (59%) indicated they would be interested in celebrating our 50th birthdays with a party, but not nearly on the scale of our 30-year reunion. A quarter of those responding (nine votes) favored a reunion similar to the highly-successful bash which was held last year.
Eight percent preferred to wait for our 40th reunion, while two people (5%) weren't sure, and one person didn't think a party was necessary. Here are the results of the survey:
We grew up during a very special time in Fairfield. The town was experiencing tremendous growth in the mid-to-late 1950s, and several neighborhoods, schools, and commercial establishments were being built. My neighborhood in Lake Hills was one of several neighborhoods developed a half-century ago.
Andrew Warde High School celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and I'll be the emcee at Osborn Hill School's 50th anniversary observance in November. Holland Hill School acknowledged its 50th anniversary earlier this year, too. Heck, even Leave It to Beaver is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a marathon weekend on TV Land in October.
Based on the number of informal get-togethers we've had since our 30-year reunion, it's safe to say another party should be in the works next year.