143rd Annual Alumni Banquet Slated
By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent
On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the Alumni Association of Union City Community High School (Wayne Township, Jackson Township, and city of Union City) will be celebrating their graduates by hosting the 143rd annual Alumni Banquet. An evening of fun and fellowship, all graduates are invited to attend as special recognition will be given to the classes of 1969, 1994, and 2019. John Lowe, graduate from the 50-year class of 1969, will be featured speaker for the evening’s event.
Though the meal is to begin at 6 p.m. in the UCJSHS Gym Foyer, several self-guided tours have been organized for attendees and community friends to visit. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can stroll the halls of Union City Junior/ Senior High School, rekindling memories of yesteryear and experiencing what the world of education looks like today for its students. The Old Hotel Museum at 103 North Columbia Street in downtown Union City will also be open for guests to peruse the many collectibles and artifacts that celebrate Union City. Finally, a tour guide will be available at Hoosier Place Apartments for anyone wishing to see how the former West Side Middle School has been successfully transformed into a beautiful living facility. A gathering at the Historic Union City Art Depot, graciously sponsored by the Class of 1969, will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For guests returning to Union City, or for community friends simply wishing to be out and about on this special day, there are many other area attractions not to miss. Throughout the day, numerous garage sales will be taking place. Maps are available through the Union City Chamber of Commerce. The Art Hub and The Carol Strock-Wasson Gallery, both located on Columbia Street, are stops not to miss. Collectors of antiques will also surely enjoy the numerous shops around town sporting various artifacts of times gone by.
The Alumni Association kindly reminds everyone who wishes to attend that reservations for the meal are due by Wednesday, May 15 and can be made by mail, using the recently mailed printed invitation or by going online to www.Action123.us/UCAlumni. Tickets are $20 per person and include the evening’s festivities as well as a delicious, catered meal provided by Bouser’s Barn in Union City, Indiana. If questions arise, interested individuals can contact Aaron Black, RESC Superintendent, or Bill Corbin, President of the UCHS Alumni Association.