Badger Comeback draws 300
by Cathy Passmore
Jun 29, 2010 | 709 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A crowd of nearly 300 people signed in at the Falls City Hall Saturday to celebrate together and remember their years at Karnes City High School. The golden 50th year celebrants were the members of the Class of 1960, but all years in increments of five before and after that were honored. However, this is such a happy time to get together with friends and classmates of the past, that many other classes were represented at the gathering. All in all, it was a lively, well-attended event.

A band made up of players from different years and types of instruments held forth with the opening Star Spangled Banner, later the KCHS Alma Mater, and lots of music in between. The present day High Steppers and cheerleaders led some rousing cheers and fight songs, with former twirlers showing they can still handle their batons.

After all attendees continued the visiting, catching up on all the news, and having fun trying to recognize each other, Arlene Best Matthews, Class of 1956, and chair of this annual event, recognized the members of the honored classes, asking each group to stand as she called out the years. And, the oldest graduate attending was once again applauded for her being with us - Mary Dietz, from the class of 1928 and recently having celebrated her 100th birthday. As Arlene said, “She honors us with her presence and showing us how to age perfectly.”

Another annual honoree at this event is the Curtis Perkins Scholarship recipient. This year the person named to receive this award was Cody Semlinger, a 2010 Senior at Karnes City High School. Rounding out the day’s events was the catered meal at 6 p.m. catered by Polak’s Restaurant.

It was truly a happy event this year with lots of memories brought back by all. The Committee encourages all to think about attending next year’s event and to watch in the mail for your registration form in May. And thank you for making this year such a fun, successful one.

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