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2008 Cherokee Reunion Web Site


Latest update on the 2008 Cherokee All Class Reunion - Reunion will be held at Cherokee, Saturday May 31, 2008 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. RSVP to Bob Cooper - More information here Cherokee All Class Reunion - 2008 and here:

Hi Ron, giving you an update on the Cherokee Alumni Reunion for 2008, It will be May 31, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We have sent out the first mailing and are waiting to see how many are interested in coming before we set a price. Also on the Turley School Website there are pictures from inside the old 3 story red brick building. If there is a demand for more pictures, I will add more pictures from inside the building. The Cherokee school Alumni website is: Thanks and you have a great New Year. Phil Billingslea

August 4, 2005 - Smoke Signals: The Latest NEWS
Turley High School, 1920-2005, original red brick building destroyed August 2005. Get the story here at Bob Cooper's Web Site. Bob is the Historian for Turley, Oklahoma.

Tom Tom - Cherokee 1954-1955 Year Book

2004 Reunion:  
On April 17, 2004 there was an all classes, all school reunion at Cherokee.   There were 500 alumni at this Cherokee reunion. This was the first reunion I went to and it was a lot of fun. Although this was billed as the last reunion because the reunion committe had become very old and very small, some younger classmates joined the reunion committee and will be planning another reunion. Seventeen people volunteered for the reunion committee.

What do 500 people do at a reunion? The plan was to have a 9 AM Registration with donuts and coffee, a 10 AM Assembly, Invocation, and Flag Ceremony, and class pictures after the assembly. What actually happened was that 500 people sat down at tables with their graduating class and started talking, grinning, and eating. When you weren't moving from table to table talking to people you knew, people were coming up to your table and talking to you. There were Subway sandwiches and accessories for lunch, in addition to the donuts, coffee, and soft drinks on the side.

It seemed like nearly everyone there was related to one another somehow. Classes were comingled because of cross-class marriages, and because of brothers and sisters that were in other classes. You could walk up to someone you did not know personally, and they either knew you, or they knew one of your brothers or sisters. It was more than a class reunion; it was a family reunion.

Class pictures were taken for each year. These went on all day. I think the largest class present was the Class of 1956, with over 20 classmates present. There were drawings for prizes, including $50.00 and $100.00 bills, thanks to many great sponsors. Joe Goad, from the Class of 1956, won the grand prize, a $100.00 bill.

Our thanks go to the reunion contact, Bob Cooper 918-425-5294, and the reunion committee. For more information, write to Turley Cherokee Reunion, P.O. Box 6563, Tulsa, OK 74156, or click on an email link here and contact a classmate.

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