The Pride Returns “The 70’s”!!

The Baxter Springs Kansas Alumni are planning a Multi Year Class Reunion.  Classes of 1970 thru 1979 are planning the reunion on October 2-3-4 of 2015. We are asking anyone who went to school in these class years to copy the registration page and send it back to the address listed below by August 22, 2015.

Our scheduled activities will be as follows:


Homecoming Parade Trailers will be parked at the old gym on the east side of the old High School Gym and Auditorium. We will have some signs for you to write a message or the year you graduated.

Football Game  (open event– any BHS Alumni can attend)

We will meet at the High School football field at 6:00 to be seated, and you will be able to grab some supper there to help support the school and it’s activities!! Game time is at 7:00, but we can get situated and have some visiting time! More information to come!


Brunch (Free event)

Will begin at 9:30. It will be held at The Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum, 740 East Avenue, P.O. Box 514, Baxter Springs, Ks.

Golf Tournament (open event– any BHS Alumni can attend with us to visit) 

Tee time is 11:00 at Baxter Springs Country Club, located at 501 Hale Irwin Dr, Baxter Springs, KS 66713. It will be $23 and will include a golf cart.

There will also be a putting contest for anyone who wants to enter. There will be a $20 prize for the winner.

Car Show (open event)

The 4th Annual Baxter Springs Route 66 Cruise’n CAR SHOW, Oct. 3rd, 11-4pm, 11th and Park (across from Police Station). Registration day of show.

Banquet    (Not an open event! )

The Banquet for all alumni from 1970-1979 are invited to attend this event! Spouses of alumni are included, of course.

We have some very special entertainment for this event! Coupe DeVille Rock and Roll band. You will know most of the members, as they are alumni of good ole BHS! Larry Cannon,Vicki (Fry)Bradley, Sharon (Forcum) Cannon, Allen Goff, David Chubb just to name a few!!

Our dinner will be served by Sam Ames and will feature Spicy Chicken Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic toast, and a cake bar with several different kinds of cakes. Tea and water.

Registration is from 6:00-6:30

Dinner will be served at 6:30

Coupe DeVille Band will play from 7:30- 9:30


Worship Service  (Open event)

On Sunday morning, we will hold a brief, non-denominational worship service, led by some of our 70’s alumni Pastors and coordinated by Curt Bezinque. It will be held at the Cooper House on 519 East 12th St, Baxter Springs, Kansas, beginning at 11:00 am.
Downstream Casino is offering discounts to all alumni who call to reserve a room. If you are booking a room at Downstream Casino for the reunion, call 918-919-6000. The code for the discount is BAX1970. The rooms with this discount are $75 per night for Oct. 2&3.

Jane Sweet, one of our alumni, has a bed and breakfast.  Rose Cottage 221 E 9th St. Baxter Springs, Kansas, (620) 856-2524, http://rosecottagekansas

We love to hear all of you say, “Thank You” to the committee for taking the time to plan this event. The best Thank You every alumni can give us is your attendance to the events.  We really would love to see all of you! Remember, it isn’t about how you look, your lifestyle, or how much you have or have not accomplished in life, but just reconnecting with OLD FRIENDS!!

For more information, you can contact any of the committee on Facebook or at our email addresses listed below.

Pam Paxson, (chairman)-

Cathy Skaggs Bolek-

Jan Smith Purscelley –

Sam Ames –

Mary Beth Messanger Smith- mbs4music@gmailcom

God Bless The 70’s Alumni!!

Registration Page

The Pride Returns “The 70’s”

Multi-Year Class Reunion for those who Graduated in the 70’s

October 2,3,4 2015

Please print the Registration Page off and send it to :
The Pride Returns “The 70’s” Class Reunion
C/O Jan Purscelley
PO Box 453
Riverton, KS 66770
The Pride Returns “The 70’s”
Multi-Year Class Reunion for those who graduated in the 70’s
October 2,3,4 2015


Name___________________________________________________Class of ______________

Alumni Maiden Name___________________________________________________________


Cost- $25.00 per person

Please return all paperwork and registration fee by August 22 , 2015

______ I will be attending the Parade and Friday night Homecoming game

______I will be attending the Brunch at the Baxter Springs Museum & Heritage Center.

______ I will be attending October 3rd Banquet at Baxter Springs High School

______ I will be attending the worship service on Sunday morning

______Number of people attending these events

Amount enclosed $______________________


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