Members of the 2010 LaFollette High School Reunion Committee met on December 29, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church. Fifteen class representatives and some committee chairmen were present along with Committee Chairman, Gail Herrin; Treasurer, John Lovegrove, Secretary, Sue Troutman and L.C. Madron, Historian.

Gail began the meeting with the plans that had been made to this point for the upcoming reunion. The dates for the reunion are June 4-5-6, 2010. No plans have been made for Thursday unless a golf tournament is held on that day. Along with bringing everyone up to date on reunion plans, Gail further hoped to be able to secure volunteers for the various committees necessary for the planning of the reunion.

Some of the events are as follows:

Registration with Clyde Green as committee chair will begin at 10 a.m. on June 4 and will continue all day at the LaFollette Recreation Center.
Mixer at White Bridge will begin at 4 p.m. with music from 7-11 p.m.
There will be a canopy set up for each class to meet and greet class members.
A poster board will be erected as at the last reunion where people can sign in.
Fireworks by Lansden Hill will bring an end to the evening.

Opening Ceremonies will begin downtown with a parade at 9 a.m.
Central Avenue will be closed to through traffic.
A welcoming speech will be given in front of the Municipal Building at 10 a.m.
A stage will be set up in the center of town where musical groups will entertain all day.
Vendors selling food and crafts will set up along Central Avenue and in Freeman Park.

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Gail has asked that class reunions be held sometime other that daytime on Saturday because at the last reunion, downtown was deserted in the afternoon and the vendors left town.
Tents used at the Friday night mixer will be erected for class gathering places in Sargeant's Park.
TV monitors will be placed in different locations around town to show old pictures of LaFollette in years past and also LaFollette as it was especially from '53 through '75. Hopefully, there will be lots of pictures of class reunions, sporting events and parades. Linda Harris has offered the pictures she purchased from the old LaFollette Arts Studio when it went out of business.
Live interviews and story telling are also planned for the entire day so that there is always something going on at the stage.
The evening plans are for dancing in the street since this was such a hit at the last reunion. The band for the evening is still to be decided.

This year's closing ceremonies will be in Seargeant Park. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to West LaFollette School. A Continental breakfast will be served at the Municipal Building.
Plans are underway for a community choir to sing at the morning service. Out of town alumni are invited to be a part of the choir.
Speakers have not been chosen at this time.
There will be a reading of the names of the deceased class members.

Some of the Committee Heads and Resource Persons are:
Mayor Mike Stanfield who is working on a grant to help with expenses and has offered his help in anyway.
Susie Shaw Henson----Downtown Craft and Food Vendors
Charlie Baird----White Bridge Mixer
Mary Jane Smith---Community Choir
Class of '63----Will take care of signs downtown and coming into the city
Pam Thompson Webb---Parade Coordiantor
L.C. Madron---Golf Tournament Thursday if there is a lot of interest in it. Bobby Heatherly and Country Heatherly are to help him.
Needed is someone to help coordinate setting up the tents and moving them for the White Bridge Park to the city.
Also someone to work with the electric department in lighting the White Bridge area and the monitors for downtown LaFollette.
Nicki Harville will be in charge of filming.

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John Lovegrove announced that downtown merchants and other businesses in Campbell County are being contacted to consider discounts and incentives for those attending the reunion.
Traci Dower (Hampton Inn) has offered a 20% discount for motel guests.
Rob Woodson has offered a discount on gas at his station across from the Woodson Mall.

The next meeting will be held in March, 2009 in order to meet with committee chairman and all interested alumni to plan further and see where each committee stands at this point.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sue Troutman