Breckenridge High School will host an All-Class Reunion for the weekend of the Clyde football game on Friday night, Oct. 4, and all class activities slated for Saturday, Oct. 5.
All Buckaroos, past and present are invited to attend the football game and all the various activities planned, which may or may not include a specific class gathering.
This reunion will kick-off with the traditional football game, which will be against arch-rival, the Clyde Bulldogs, at 7:30 p.m., for the second District 4-2A, Division I game, in Buckaroo Stadium.
Saturday activities begin with registration from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bailey Auditorium. At 10 a.m. the BHS Exes will have an assembly in Bailey Auditorium, at which time all the different classes present are recognized.
This year, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Jake Wells from the Class of 1969. He was named the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association's Veterinarian of the Year in 2012. Also, he is the brother of Sandy Broyles and Jinger Mahan.
From 2 to 5 p.m., it is Hospitality Hour at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, located at 207 N. Breckenridge. If some classmates have not been back for more than 25 years, this is an opportunity to see an outstanding facility and a wide array of art work displayed in both the Main Gallery and East Gallery and the added small gallery off the main lobby, which has many of the late Lester and Virginia Clark bronze statues and oil paintings exhibited. Additionally, the Permanent Collections in the special rooms, which includes the Festival Dresses and the Carol Leach Doll Collection.
During the class meetings, an election of new officers will take place for the Breckenridge Ex-Student's Association and an update will be given on the Kate Bailey Scholarship Fund, which is generously funded by the Association of Ex-Students.
Feel free to come early and stay late and contact other former Buckaroos and encourage them to attend.
In addition to the Friday night football game, there are Lady Bucks Varsity and JV Varsity volleyball games scheduled prior to the football game at 5 p.m. against Hawley.
Also scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 is a Band Marching Festival, in which the Breckenridge High School Band will participate.
The Swenson Memorial Museum will have a special exhibit of Buckaroo memorabilia on display that includes Coronation gowns from the past, BHS Band Jackets, Dr. Payne's medical bag, a case filled with items from the FHA (Future Homemakers of America), a case for the FFA (Future Farmers of America), and memorabilia gathered from the Booker T. Washington School, which was the colored school until 1962.
Also, there is a case for the Future Business Leaders of America, that displays items from their competitions and much, much more.
Breckenridge also has become the “Mural Capital of Texas” with eight different murals scattered around town depicting the early days of Breckenridge and the Oil Boom era and, of course, Buckaroo football of the 1950s. Although, the first state championship came for Breckenridge in 1929 when BHS was co-champs with Port Arthur in a 0-0 State Championship game played in a blizzard in Waco.
To finish off the day, there is a dance at the Elks Lodge at 8 p.m., located west of town, south of the blinking light on FM Rd. 2231.
For additional information, contact Rob Durham at the Breckenridge American at 254-559-5412 or 522-2826 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org