The Class of 6W5 celebrated its 50th anniversary of graduating from Williamson with a banquet at the Springfield Country Club on May 29.
The evening began with the former classmates getting reacquainted during a reception. President Michael and Mary Nell Rounds and members of the Advancement Office also interacted with the class.
Rev. Daniel Norton gave the invocation and more words of welcome were given by Fred Espenship, head of the fund-raising committee, who announced that their class gift had grown to $81,000. He then led the class toast before all enjoyed a buffet.
After eating, Pete D’Orazio, of the Advancement Office, presented 50th medallions to those who had not received one earlier in the day.
After door prizes, each class member who wished to, spoke briefly about the role Williamson played in his life.
Dunlap and his wife Marsha, led the group in the singing of the alma mater to close the evening.
Other reunion activities included being guests at the President’s Breakfast Alumni Day morning, where they opened the event by marching as a class to their seats. That evening, at the Alumni Banquet, they presented their 50th anniversary class gift of $81,000 to Greg Lindemuth, executive vice president and COO.