Milford High School All Class Reunion brings many together

A big event is coming up for Milford residents who attended Milford High School.

The high school closed in 1983, when administrators decided there was no longer a need for three high schools in the city.

When MHS closed, the students who were still there were sent to Foran and Jonathan Law high schools.

The high school building was then converted to what is now the Parsons Complex, which houses city offices.

The first All Class Reunion was staged when Milford High School was closed in 1983.

The second reunion followed in 1993; the third event was held June 28, 2003, and the fourth event was held on June 28, 2008. The next reunion is scheduled for June 29 on the field next to the Parson’s Government Complex.

The All Class Reunion has become an ideal way for all of Milford High School’s alumni to come together and remember the halls they walked, the lockers and teachers they shared, and the downtown shops they frequented for lunch.

They have a chance to reminisce about their favorite classes, their favorite administrators and office workers, their clubs, their sports and more.

Following is a schedule of events for people who are planning to attend:

Registration starts at 10 a.m.

There will be an open house at the yellow brick building, which was the original Milford High School, from 10 to noon.

A classic car show will take place from 10 to 2.

At 11:30 a.m., there will be a flag ceremony led by Girl Scout Troops 38345 and 30139.

Colleen Birney will perform the national anthem, and there will be opening remarks from Mayor Ben Blake.

There will be a presentation of the king and queen and court, with a parade of royalty led by Girl Scouts.

From 11:30 to 3:30, RJ the disc jockey will spin records from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Souvenir shirts, hats and other memorabilia will be available throughout the day.

Parsons Building (Milford High School) will be open on Friday for a walk-through during regular business hours.

There will be closing remarks from reunion chairpersons Deb and Win Smith at 5 p.m.

But that will not be the end. The MHS All-Class Reunion Committee will sponsor a bonfire at Walnut Beach, near the Devon Rotary Pavilion, from sundown to 10 p.m. Parking is limited.

The price at the door for the reunion is $20.

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Special thanks to the Smiths for chairing the event, which was started by Jim Rose from the class of 1933.

Their committee consists of many who have worked on previous reunion events as well as new recruits, and their efforts also are much appreciated.

Following is the Milford High School Alma Mater, by Fred W. Bayers:

Raise we now our joyful voices, Laud and honor to thy name;

We give thanks for all thy blessings, and thy greatness we proclaim.

Milford High, our Alma Mater, honored name we all adore;

Loyalty and true devotion, pledge we now forever more.