Rayne High Class of ‘79 Holds 30-Year Reunion

The Rayne High School graduating class of 1979 gathered on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café for their 30-year class reunion

. Reunion committee members were Mary B. Reed, Hilda Wiltz, Pam C. Guidry, Lisa H. Lutz, Debbie Lafleur, Annette Trahan, Lorraine Meche, Billy Abshire, Jackie Prejean and Priscilla T. Deshotel.

Reception tables were decorated with white tablecloths topped with gold mums, candles, and purple and gold balloons. Also noted throughout the reception area was a large display table of memorablia including a yearbook, cheerleader uniform, pom-poms, football jacket, spirit shirts, graduation invitation and cap, band jacket, and a slide show presentation of all past and present pictures of classmates.

All classmates attending the reunion received a pamphlet of classmate bios.

A social hour was held at 7 p.m., followed by a Memorial Prayer/Tribute for deceased classmates. A balloon was released for each and a special table held a framed picture of those who have passed on.

The first song heard for the reunion was the class song, “We Will Never Pass This Way Again” by Seals and Crofts.

Door prizes were given out throughout the evening, while food, dancing and reminising was enjoyed by all.

Awarded during the reunion with a certificate and mums were:

Traveled farthest: Sandra Credeur Smith of Ocala, Fla.

Most Grandchildren: Velma Leonards Faul and Bonnie Menard Guidry, each tied with four.

Least Changed: Paulette Meche Benoit.

Classmates and their guests enjoyed a buffet of fingerfoods and were entertained with music provided by Merlin Lormand, local disc jockey.

On Thursday of Homecoming Week, classmates participated in the Homecoming Parade and attended the pep rally. Classmates also attended the Friday morning Alumni Reception, followed by a luncheon at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café.

On Saturday of Homecoming Week, classmates honored deceased classmates during a special memorial Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A special table was assembled near the altar topped with a picture of the six classmates who have passed, each accented with a lit candle. Families of the deceased classmates brought the offertory and placed flowers at the memorial table.

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