Meet and greet fills reunion void
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SPRINGHILL – Hi. How’ve you been? Long time no see.
Familiar faces of Springhill’s past and present have a lot of catching up to do but up until now, there hasn’t been much of a venue in recent years.
Enter: Patty Towler, who’s organizing a Springhill meet and greet for this Saturday at the Legion.
Towler’s story is like a lot of other Springhill High alumni’s. After graduation she moved away and never returned but her ties to her hometown stayed strong.
“I graduated in 1982 and there hasn’t been a reunion that I know of,” Towler said from her home near Fredericton, N.B. “Why am I wasting all this time not catching back up with old friends?”
It was a question she shared with some of her friends online, and Towler soon learned there was an appetite for everyone to sit at the same table again, remember the good old days and catch up. Sadly, some of her friends, Towler learned, have passed on, but a time to celebrate their lives and learn about what others are doing with theirs was a popular idea that couldn’t be ignored.
“It’s not a graduation thing... It’s ‘let’s stick together, people’” Patty Towler
“We’ve had a lot of interest, especially from people in Alberta and Ontario who would like to go,” Towler said. “We have about 100 confirmed guests and another 100 maybes due to work, vacations or travel.”
The meet and greet will get underway Saturday, upstairs at the Legion at 7 p.m. and a dance will begin at 9 p.m.
While it’s not really a reunion, the meet and greet is open to anyone and everyone who grew up in Springhill looking to reconnect with the community, the people and the memories made here.
“It’s not a graduation thing,” Towler said. “It’s ‘let’s stick together, people’”
Online, the Springhill Meet and Greet Facebook group can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/236981136438526/