Mt. Juliet High School's Class of 1966 will celebrate its 50th reunion with a weekend of activities for class members and others from the decade on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15.
According to Hale Moss, who is organizing the reunion along with a committee, Friday night will feature a dance at the Gladeville Community Center from 6 until 10 p.m. On Saturday, a dinner is planned for members of the class.
"Admission is free Friday night, but we are asking for a $5 donation to help cover the cost of renting the community center," Moss said. "Also, we're inviting all of the homecoming queens from each of the classes in the 1960s to come.
"Most of us went to school together for 12 years, all in the same building, so we thought it would be nice for folks to get together and talk about the good old days in Mt. Juliet when we were in school."
Moss added that when they were in high school dancing was not allowed at school events. However, the Green Hill Women's Club found a way for the teenagers to dance.
"The Green Hill Women's Club, which still exists, held what they called Teen Town once a week. My mother, Ilene, was part of the organization, and they had different adults come in and chaperone," he said. "We could go there and be-bop and dance. Randy Harris had a band back then called The Victors that played. Well, they've gotten back together and will play Friday night."
Moss said the class has also invited the women who helped run Teen Town to Friday night's gathering as well. "There's not many of them left, but there's a few."
On Saturday night, a steak dinner for the members of the Class of 1966 and their spouses only will be catered by Houston's Meat and Produce in Mt. Juliet. The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Hill Women's Club, located at 10835 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet.
"We only had 63 members in our class, so we were all pretty close. We've got a class member coming from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and with Hurricane Matthew headed toward the Atlantic coast, this is a good weekend for him to get away," Moss said.