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2014 REUNION DATE CHANGE

ONE WEEK EARLIER
JUNE 14, 2014

Due to circumstances beyond our control this year's Alderton/McMillin Reunion will be held one week earlier on the second Saturday of June instead of the traditional third Saturday in June.  Everything else remains the same; same place, same time, same fun, just one week sooner. 

Mailed invitations will be sent in April and a copy of the invitation will be posted on this site in May.  We are still working on a fun theme for this year's reunion, but it will be hard to beat last year's tribute to our memories of the Puyallup Fair (see story and pictures below).  Hope to see you this year and bring a friend this year.  You can contact us at amreunion@hotmail.com.

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2013
ALDERTON / McMILLIN
School Reunion

"Our best reunion ever"
by Dave Hill
Reunion Committee Chair

That phrase was quoted from numerous attendees of this year's reunion.  The theme was "Do the Reunion: Remembering the Puyallup Fair when we were in school."  It focused on the Fairs between 1940 and 1955.  There were arcade games to play (balloon/dart toss and a bean bag toss), display boards with pictures and information on Fair subjects including: fair History, the Fairway, the Fairgrounds, Agriculture exhibits, general Livestock, Fair Food, Rodeos, and Grandstand Shows.  There was even an mini agricultural exhibit that won a blue ribbon.

 

Upon arrival, at the registration table, the attendees received a token for a free Fair Scone made fresh from the original scone recipe that included raisins (made with Fisher flour of course).  Calyope music from a band organ played while a slide show of the Fair's historic 1917 portable carousel displayed.  Pictures of young fairgoers riding the carousel horses offered fun viewing.  Periodically, in the background, was the sound of screaming coaster thrill riders as a train raced pass.  The image of the roller coaster was displayed high on the wall of the hall.

 

The reunion committee chose as it's guest speaker Kenneth Scholz, a McMillin graduate and long time Fair Board member.  Ken spoke of his background with the Fair and provided some interesting Fair history.  But he did not stop there, bringing us up to date on what is happening now and some hints of what to expect in the future from the Washington State Fair.   His presentation concluded with fun question and answer period. 

 

The annual slide show presentation included photos from the different venues of the Fair.  Most of the photos were taken during the years the class members were in school.  Many years they attended the Fair on their designated school district day, when classes were actually canceled so they could go. 

 

It was a fun event and our reunion committee members were rewarded for their long hours of work by those precious words: "Our best reunion ever!"  Thanks to those who came and we hope to see even more class members and guests next year.

 

Remember, this is an annual event and it is always held on the third Saturday in June (easy to mark on your new calendar in January).  It is always held at the same place, the McMillin School (Grange) and it is always held from noon until 3pm.  Very easy to remember and even harder to forget. 

 

We can only continue doing this if you classmates attend, because as a non-profit, we depend upon our ticket sales and donations from this reunion to pay for the next reunion.  Come join the fun and bring a friend(s), relative(s), or care giver with you.  Thanks for your support, see you next year.

 

PICTURES     Click HERE

 

Registration forms are mailed to classmates each year, but if you do not receive one or know of anyone who did not, a registration form will be available for you to print on this website.  It will be posted as soon as our committee determines a new reunion theme. 

 

You can even email us at amreunion@hotmail.com
 

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2012 ALDERTON/MCMILLIN REUNION
GUESTS AND PARTICIPANTS ENJOY ANOTHER UNIQUE REUNION
 CELEBRATING THE ALDERTON STORE CENTENNIAL

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