Groovy grads know how to give back

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 16, 2010

What a groovy weekend it’s bound to be.

A decade of high school graduates influenced by peace signs, the Watergate scandal, an oil crisis and Disco are making their way into town today for the Reunion of the ’70s.

And leave it to the generation of peace, love and happiness to make their reunion a charity event.

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Several reunion events, including a silent auction, will raise money for Natchez charities such as the Natchez-Adams Humane Society, Sunshine Shelter and Pleasant Acre Day School.

Giving back was a top goal for reunion organizers, said Loretta Honnoll Ross, a 1975 Trinity graduate.

“Natchez is in need. We have all benefited from growing up in Natchez and getting a good education. We all want to give back to the community that gave so much to us. As individuals we might not be able to change a lot, but as a group we can make great changes in the community.”

What a great attitude and a wonderful reminder of just how special our community is.

A Natchez upbringing led to the success of dozens upon dozens of graduates who will be celebrating together this weekend.

Many of our graduates never left town, others left and returned and some may come back for the first time today.

Natchez should be proud of each and every graduate, though, and we hope the graduates are just as proud of Natchez.