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Do You Remember October 14, 1968?

Posted by mcnary69 on October 14, 2018

Thanks again to McNary Piper Editor Randall (Randy) Hledik for saving all these issues from our Senior year.

Here is our next installment! Remember that you can right click on each page to save to your computer to read or print. Enjoy!!

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On This Day In McNary History….

Posted by mcnary69 on September 9, 2018

On September 9, 1968, as we were starting our Senior year, the first issue of the McNary Piper was published for that year.  

Thanks to Randall (Randy) Hledik, one of our classmates, and the Piper editor for that year, we have the opportunity to read each one of the issues for our last year at McNary!

Starting today, and for each corresponding issue date from 1968 and 1969, we will publish that issue of the Piper.  They are sure to evoke some memories and emotions as you look back and remember the happenings of our Senior year.  

If you Right click on each page, you can save it and then be able to enlarge and read all the text!

Please add your comments, thoughts, recollections, etc below this post.


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Posted by mcnary69 on August 17, 2018


Thanks once again to the generosity of our classmate Steve Johnson, we will be gathering  at the Grand Hotel for an informal meet and greet to get things rolling. This will be a very informal event with a no host bar and finger food. We’ll be playing music from OUR generation – the BEST one. COST FOR THIS EVENT – $20/person

A new and unique venue for our Saturday evening gathering will be the Scenic Valley Winery on River Road in Gervais. This is a family owned vineyard and winery right in McNary’s back yard! The reunion members who visited there were impressed with the venue in terms of its location, size, rustic quality, flexible set up as well as the family who own it. We have also received nice reviews on the wine they produce and will be serving at our event. A lovely catered meal will be provided and the evening will be a walk down memory lane as well as an opportunity to get caught up with the lives of our fellow classmates while listening/dancing to the music we loved in high school. We have worked to keep costs within reason and still have a great time together in a beautiful place. COST FOR THIS EVENT – $55/person

For our last event of the weekend, we have reserved a beautiful picnic spot for a cookout at the South Falls of Silver Creek Falls. Folks who wish can hike the trails or just relax and visit. It is a short distance from Salem and the cost to get into the Park is $5 per vehicle. We encourage folks to consider the Ride Share option!.  COST FOR THIS EVENT – $25/person

IF YOU REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS – COST IS $85/person ($15 savings over single event costs)

Check back often for new updates, which will be posted here and on our Facebook page McNary Class of ’69

We are also sharing all this info and now getting a lot of classmates join us on alumniclass.com

All that is needed is YOU… so make your travel plans!

Let’s just make this the best event possible……

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