Large LPS reunion planned
By: Megan Palera
A group of Lincoln graduates are trying to pull off one of the biggest reunions in city history.
Usually a high school reunion is for one class, but the event coming up later this month will join together students from an entire decade.
It's a trip down memory lane. Tina Battles Harrill flipping through her 1987 high school senior year book. And now she's hoping to bring them all together … Plus any LPS student that graduated between 1982 and 1992.
“Every year it seems like Northeast is having one weekend, Southeast another, East, Lincoln High – and everybody says I wish I could go but it doesn't seem appropriate. So I thought let's make this year for everyone!” said Harrill.
It'll be a homecoming reunion of sorts. And it'll take place in a parking lot near Haymarket Park, with the new arena development in the background.
“We have Eco–Phonic live band playing on the flat bed truck. DJ Romeo is going to DJ which is perfect because he went to Lincoln High – he's right in our business realm. And Valentino's – everyone comes home and wants Valentino's anyways.”
Aside from all the food, fun and friendships the reunion is also a fundraiser for Lincoln Public Schools's Wellness Fund. It's a new program that helps to educate kids on nutrition and exercise.
The goal is to pack in thousands of people and raise close to $20,000.
The reunion is June 30th starting at 6:30 p–m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of.