Nearly 100 people showed up to the Tumut High School reunion at the Bowling Club on Saturday night, with ex-students travelling from Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland, and all across NSW to catch up with old friends.
Most were students during the fifties and sixties, with a couple having attended the school way back in the forties. Co-organiser Albert Manning said the party was a roaring success.
“I’m very pleased with it,” he said.
“We made it a very successful night for the Bowling Club as well which was good, they provided music and entertainment, and it was all very good.”
It won’t be long before the group throws another bash, with hopefully even more people coming as word spreads through the grapevine.
“Some were suggesting we should do another one in five years and I said no that’s too long, it has to be two years!” said Albert.
One particular local legend was honoured with a cake for his 85th birthday: former Tumut Public teacher, former Franklin Public principal, and regular sight on the field for the Tumut Blues, Ken Green.
“Ken turned 85 yesterday. We’ve got a bit of cake for him, and I want to pay homage to him and just say g’day to Ken. Thanks mate, thanks for the memories,” said Ray Carr.
Money raised on the night will go into the Friends of Tumut High fund, to be spent on school projects.