The "Coon Rapids-Bayard (IA) All School Gathering 2010" is planned for this coming weekend, July 15-18, in Coon Rapids, Iowa. There are 125 persons on Facebook confirmed that they are participating. You can locate the Facebook page by putting the word in quotes, above, in the search box. Administrators of the Facebook page are listed as Alyssa Jackson, Janelle Kracht, Rich Baker and Try Trimble (creator of the page).
The weekend event opens with Live Music by Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts hosted by Whiterock Conservancy at Riverside Park from 7-9 pm on Thursday July 15. Golf, social hour and evening dinner are scheduled for Friday. Saturday will involve school tours, County Fair participation, late afternoon social hour and dinner, and the Figure 8 raceing plus Beer Garden with DJ or other activities at the Fairgrounds. Sunday afternoon will have Coon Rapids tours leaving every half hour from the Aquatic Center parking lot.
It also appears that the same group is beginning the organization of the observance of the Coon Rapids Sesquicentennial in 2013.
In related news, the following two class reunions are scheduled for this summer, as well (per FREESPACE in the Coon Rapids Enterprise):
1. Class of 1950 will hold their 60th reunion on July 24th & 25th. Saturday, July 24th, an evening supper will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carrollton Inn in Carroll. On Sunday morning, July 25th, a morning brunch will also be held at the Carrollton
Inn at 10 a.m.
2. Class of 1960 to hold 50th Reunion. The planning committee for the Class of 1960 will hold their 50th reunion on September 4 & 5. On Saturday, September 4th, we will gather in the party room at the Coon Bowl at 6 p.m., and order from their menu. On Sunday morning, a morning brunch will be held at 4104 Aspen Cove at Lake Panorama. This brunch will be followed by a pontoon ride on the lake. Contact person Deanie Christy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-755-5336.
Families are Forever! ;-)