THS All-School Reunion....
21 - 22, 2005
was big .. it was fun .. it was the greatest!
Hundreds of former
Trona students made the pilgrimage to long-lost Searles
Valley for this year's reunion. Now an every 5 year event, this was the
of these gatherings. And as the first was, this reunion was a major success.
2000, we had about 1,200 participants. This year we had about 700. Although
a smaller group, it certainly did
not lack in fun. In fact, the smaller
people made it a little easier to see old friends and classmates.
This year, instead of splitting class decades into smaller groups, a huge
circus-style tent was erected behind the Searles Valley VFW building and
tent became "Reunion Central". Beginning Friday night, the tent was almost
with former Trona students enjoying the company of
Saturday morning began with the traditional Lions' Club pancake breakfast
held at the Searles Valley Senior Citizen's Center. Next was the annual
Homecoming parade winding its way down Main and California Streets to Tele-
scope Ave. As always, the parade culminates at the THS football field.
As the parade was ending, Trona alumni began congregating in the quad area
of the high school. After an hour or so of socializing, lunch was served.
great lunch it was. The day was terrific as far as the weather went. Warm,
wind or rain. In fact, the entire weekend was picture perfect.
Saturday evening it was back to the tent .. as well as the VFW and Elk's
very satisfying hors d'oeuvre-style dinner was served in the tent and
entertainment was provided in both the Elk's and VFW lodges. All in all,
was a huge success. If you missed this one, plan on coming to