It’s time for the ’62 Cowboys to “march ever onward” and fight for the blue and gold once again.
On July 14, Libbey High School will host its 50-year reunion for the graduates of 1962. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg.
Käthe Schultz of the Libbey High School Planning Committee said there will be food, drinks and popular music from the 1950s and 60s as entertainment. The cost to attend the reunion is $40.
“We’re expecting 60 [people], but we’re hoping to get more,” Schultz said.
While this reunion will be the 50th, Schultz said the last one six years ago was also important because it was the last time alumni from 1962 would ever set foot in the building, which was demolished in 2012.
“I’m glad at the last reunion we got to tour the school,” Schultz said. “They just opened up the back door and let us roam the halls. It was just as big as I remember.”
Serving as a remembrance of the building, all attendees will receive a piece of brick from their fallen alma mater. Each brick will be wrapped in blue plastic and will be tied together with a gold ribbon, signifying the school colors.
The school was built in 1923 and was named after Edward Drummond Libbey, the founder of both the Toledo Art Museum and Libbey Glass.
Reservations for the reunion are due by May 31 and can be filled out online by visiting http://www.engineer9.com/LHS50WebSite/reservations.htm.