Recently, classmate Darrell Swanson wrote a guest editorial to the Great Falls Tribune concerning the plans for much needed improvements at GFHS. Click here to read his opinion. We look forward to your comments.
This letter to the editor from classmate Nancy Remmel Typinski will publish in the Great Falls Tribune soon.
There’s something about our hometown that stays in our hearts, not matter how old we get. That’s how I feel about Great Falls.
Coming back to Great Falls for my 50th Great Falls High School reunion was very nostalgic. It was fun to walk up and down Central Avenue and see all the new businesses. I also visited all the familiar places from high school including Ford’s Drive-In, Taco Treat and Snyder Drug and toured GFHS and, of course, fed the ducks and geese at Gibson Park.
The fun really began that Friday at the barbecue and Saturday at the dinner. Thank goodness for the name tags! There were some people I hadn’t seen for 50 years. People came from all over the U.S. and Maria Angelica Foneseca, our exchange student, came all the way from Brazil to join in the fun and camaraderie of the reunion.
There were special events that really impressed me. On Friday night, 120 doves were released in memory of each of the classmates who have passed away. I thought that was a unique way to honor them. The second thing that really impressed me was that Gary Walrack paid to have the 10th Street Bridge lit up for Friday and Saturday nights. I went over both nights to see the beautiful blue lights that made the bridge look magical. Walrack dedicated the lighting to all the classmates attending the GFHS Class of 1965 50th reunion.
Thanks to the committee’s work for the reunion’s success.
— Nancy Remmel Typinski, Missoula