Faithful will gather for 2014 LHS Homecoming
As the first signs of autumn’s change begin to arrive, hundreds of proud alumni are making plans to reunite with friends and classmates for the annual Lincoln High School Homecoming celebration on Sept. 26.
It has become an annual rite of community togetherness that extends far from the Friday night lights of the gridiron and pretty homecoming queens to even include alumni from other
local schools. It is a time to rekindle old friendships and to reminisce days gone by.
The attraction for many is not only the camaraderie among fellow classmates, but the tradition of the event itself. It is a tradition that binds current students and their predecessors, a tradition built by the support between the community and its schools.
“There is good community support for our schools and that connection is important for this,” said Jamie Arnold, a member of Lincoln’s Class of 1989. She and others will be celebrating their 25th class reunion at Fox Ridge on Saturday (Sept. 27) evening. She intends to be part of the LHS Homecoming Parade and the grand gathering at the Riverfront Pavilion on Friday. Arnold’s oldest son is a LHS graduate and now attends Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, and another will be performing during halftime with Lincoln’s “Pride of the Green” marching band.
“This is a special event and an exciting time for kids and alumni,” she said.
One of Arnold’s special memories was being selected to speak during her LHS graduation. She and her classmates were the first class to graduate from the “new” Lincoln now located on Hart Street Road.
The new school opened in the fall of 1988.
“That we were the first from the new building and we have our names on a plaque at the school was really special,” she said.
“And getting to speak during graduation with other speakers who were my friends, that is a special memory for me.”
Arnold’s classmate, Jo Vermillion, owner of Patty Cakes in Vincennes, has been involved in the planning for their reunion. Her grandfather was the legendary Dick Inman, longtime history
teacher and football coach for whom Inman Field is named.
“I always have too much fun,” she said. “It is a wonderful time.”
In planning the reunion Vermillion discovered that many of her classmates are still around.
“It’s amazing how many are here, in the local area, but we don’t know it,” she said. “I like it because I get to see everyone and find out what everybody’s been doing.
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