After being postponed last year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Come Home – All School Class Reunion is back on.
The event, sponsored by the Central DeWitt Community Educational Foundation and the LincolnWay Community Foundation, will take place Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20.
The reunion will offer a number of activities to post graduates of Central DeWitt as well as DeWitt, Grand Mound, Low Moor, St. Joseph’s and Welton High Schools.
Committee members are Pat Henricksen, Brent Smith, Betty Birney, Brenda Gannon, Patti Fahrenkrug, Kevin Rice, Michelle Martin, Patti Waack, Brett McKenrick, Stacy Bloom, Michelle Sullivan, Scott Porth, Angela Rheingans and Connor Murphy.
“We are excited to be organizing this event along with the Skeffington race this year,” Waack said. “I feel everyone is so ready to be out and about, participating in the community again. We will continue to follow any guidelines from the CDC for COVID safety and encourage all participants to do the same. We will need to respect the request for masks, social distancing and crowd size that any business or facility may require. Offering outside activities helps.”
Festivities will kick off Friday with:
• The Smitty Open — the Brent J. Smith Family Foundation Golf Outing — noon-5 p.m. at Springbrook Country Club. This event is open to the public.
• The Paul Skeffington Memorial Race registration, 4 to 5:15 p.m., packet and/or shirt pickup at the DeWitt Community Center.
• The Welton Street Dance, 5 p.m.-midnight, $5 cover charge. It is sponsored by Envoca Insurance and coordinated by Women of Welton. The event will include a buffet dinner at Buzzy’s from 5 to 8 p.m., with music provided by a DJ; a live performance by a band yet to be determined from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. All night there will be a beer tent, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Welton Volunteer Fire Department.
The fun will continue Saturday with:
• A community breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., at the Central DeWitt High School atrium, which will be catered by Beth Hughes, of Blondie’s Coffee Out Back.
• Coffee with Bill Homrighausen from 9 to 11 a.m., at Central DeWitt High School.
• School tours of Central DeWitt High School and St. Joseph Catholic School from 8 to 11 a.m.
• Community tours, 9 a.m. to noon. Stops will be about 15 minutes in length, and will include the DeWitt Area Veterans Memorial, DeWitt Operahouse Theatre, DeWitt Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department, Clinton County Swine Barn, Central Community Historical Society and Museum, DeWitt Community Library and the Grand Mound Community Historical Museum and Train Depot. Masks will be required during the tours.
• Open golf, 10 a.m. to noon, Springbrook Country Club. Open to the public. Call to reserve a tee time.
• DeWitt Operahouse Theatre matinee, 2 p.m.
• Paul Skeffington Memorial Race and coinciding activities. Packet and/or shirt pickup is from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the DeWitt Community Center. Kids’ activities will be available at Lincoln Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and 5 to 11 p.m. A free concert will take place 5:30 to 10 p.m. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the 2/5-mile run/walk will be at 6 p.m. A beer garden will be open at 5:30 p.m. on the west side of Lincoln Park. Pork chops also will be grilled and served in the park, provided by the DeWitt Nite Lions.
The weekend will wrap up Sunday with local church services.