Celebrating 50 Years! 1969 – 2019


Posted by mcnary69 on February 23, 2019

Dear Friends,

Some of you might be debating as to whether or not you want to come to our 50th Reunion. That’s understandable… for many of you it might be a long trip, it will cost money, or there may be other important events taking place in your life around our Reunion dates.  And, it just may be that you didn’t feel particularly connected to anyone or any group at McNary, feeling that High School was just something to endure until you could get out and get on with your life.  

I would like to present you with some things to ponder regarding our Reunion.  

  • It has been 50 years since we graduated from McNary!  Isn’t that incredible?  
  • Even if we didn’t participate in any activities, clubs, etc, we still were part of something together.
  • This may be the last time some of us will be given the opportunity to be in one place at the same time! Wouldn’t it be worthwhile to see who shows up? 
  • If there are old rivalries, dislikes, feelings that you had nothing in common with anyone…. let the Reunion be a time of healing, resolution and connection. What seemed a big deal in 1969 will most likely be of little to no significance in our lives now. We are different people.
  • Your presence will be missed. It’s true! We want to have as many of us as possible to be there in September to demonstrate that we recognize the significance of our time together at McNary, especially given the times in which we were entering young adulthood.
  • The Reunion Committee is committed to making this Reunion one that reflects what we all ached for back then and still do to this day…. Peace, Love, Harmony and Connection. That’s it. Nothing more and nothing less. We need ALL of you to make this happen. Please join us and “Get Back to Where You Once Belonged.”

We opened registration early so that everyone could make plans, arrange funds, etc, and we did our best to make this affordable.

  • You still have 6 weeks (until June 1) to register for a reduced price of $75/person for ALL THREE SCHEDULED EVENTS!  
  • OnJune 1, the price increases to $85/person.  

Why register early?  It helps us pay deposits for sites, catering, and other costs associated with our events. We are committed to making sure our vendors, reserved sites etc, get paid, as we want to establish a good relationship with them and uphold McNary High School Alumni as being honorable and dependable.  

Remember that we also have the Ride-Share option if you’re concerned about transportation or just don’t want to drive!  We have you covered…..

Below is the Ride Share form –

“Take It Easy Drivers and Easy Riders” …Here’s the link to the Ride Share form:

PLEASE remember that we have agreed to give back to our Alma Mater by collecting funds and/or donations of school supplies and backpacks which will be provided to those McNary students whose families cannot provide these things for them. Please do what you can to contribute in some way to this great service project.  How can you do that?

  • When you send in your registration, please send a separate check or write one check that includes an extra amount that you would like to contribute to this project. Please designate the amount you are donating in order for accurate funds dispersal.
  • Purchase supplies based on a list that will soon be posted here and on our Facebook page and bring them to one of our events. We will have a donation barrel at each event.
  • If you are coming to the Reunion, but are unable to attend every event, consider paying for all 3 events but let us know you would like to donate the fees from those events you are unable to attend, to this project.

Any questions, concerns, etc?  Please feel free to email the following folks for answers!

Bruce Chapin – chapin@onlinenw.com

Sandy (Febach) Armstrong – anisarmstrong@gmail.com

You can also post a question on our Facebook page… McNary Class of 69 – we check it daily for questions, comments, etc.  

We are also on alumni class.com – McNary 69 alumni. 

Looking forward to being with you in September!!




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