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Meet old friends at Marble Falls Ex-Students Homecoming Reunion

Marble Falls Ex-Students Association is assembling a display of yearbooks, letter jackets, and other mementos for the annual homecoming reunion Oct. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

MARBLE FALLS — Who says you can’t come home again?

Definitely not the committee members for the Marble Falls High School Ex-Students Homecoming Reunion.

They are inviting graduates from all classes to come visit, stay awhile, and share fond memories. And don’t forget your yearbooks and letter jackets.

“That’s exactly why we do it,” organizer Nona Fox said.

The gathering is Saturday, Oct. 15, the day after the Mustangs’ homecoming football game against Kerrville Tivy. It will take place in the cafeteria at the high school, 2101 Mustang Drive.

A fajita lunch will be served at noon for $15 a person. And for those who come early, there’ll be coffee, cookies, and lemonade beginning at 10 a.m.

The organization needs cakes and cookies for the gathering. The cakes will be served during the meal.

“It’s gotten to be a pretty decent attendance,” said committee member Karen Lacy about the annual event.

In addition, a silent auction is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. that day, and the organization is selling tickets for a chance to win a bluebonnet pendent.

All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Four $500 scholarships are awarded to students whose parents or grandparents are Marble Falls High School alumni.

And the scholarships don’t always go to graduates who are pursuing four-year degrees.

“We gave one to a young man who was going to a technical school,” said Donna Lewis, wife of Willis “Pennybill” Lewis. “A lot of times, kids don’t have the money to go to four-year schools. Our desire is to raise the amount.”

This year, the association is honoring those whose graduating year ended in “6.”

Committee members say those attending never know who might show up.

A couple of years ago, a family that graduated from Marble Falls and later relocated to Missouri attended the gathering. Their daughter went to school with Fox’s son, Todd.

“I called Todd to tell him,” she said. “He came, and they had a great visit.”

The event has drawn alumni living in Kansas, Florida, and most everywhere else.

The association sets up a table for those who have passed away since the previous year’s gathering to let classmates pay their respects.

A crucial role is played by someone who isn’t a graduate: high school principal Manny Lunoff. He makes sure the room is reserved for the association and even helps serve food. In addition, the custodians who work the event also are appreciated.

Call Sharon Lewis at (512) 645-4034 to donate auction items. Those wanting to donate cookies and cakes should contact Karen Lacy at klacy49@gmail.com or (830) 613-6536.

Reservations for the fajita lunch are required and need to be paid in advance. Make checks payable to Marble Falls Ex-Students Association, P.O. Box 194, Spicewood, TX 78669.

Contact Lewis at lewisspicewood@gmail.com or (830) 693-7755 for more information about the event.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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