(BEDFORD) – The Bedford- North Lawrence Class of 1979 planned their 40 year class reunion around this year’s Limestone Heritage Festival.
The group was excited to come back home, reflect on how things used to be, and catch up on one another’s lives.
“It has taken me a while to get back oriented to Bedford. It has been forty years since I have been back to Bedford. I use to remember the bakery my neighbor owned: Pheifers Bakery, also Hale’s Carriage House Furniture, and Buck Lemon Furniture,” said Chris Delaplaine.
Chris was the first person out of Bedford North Lawrence High School to be signed to a professional sport’s contract. “I was signed to the Dallas Cowboys. It is great to be back to my hometown,” Delaplaine added.
The group first met at the fish fry at Thornton’s and then proceeded over to downtown to take in the music and entertainment of the Summertime Band and Stone Carnival.
“It’s always a good time to visit classmates from 1979,” said Brad Bough. Many traveled great distances to be here this year. Terri Canfield came from Texas, Chris from Texas, Mary Chambers came from Florida, and Jan Reynolds came from California.
On Saturday, the group will meet at the community concourse at 4:00 p.m. for their reunion, then meet again downtown to take in the many events and fireworks later at 10:00 p.m. Julie Crouch was the one who helped organize getting the classmates together this year.
J.D. Hayes, from the Class of 1978, will have their annual block party with music Saturday starting at noon. There will be music, food, and a whole lot of fun. The event will take place on Dennison Avenue near Wilson Park. The group just got through celebrating their 40th reunion last year at the Depot.