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All-class reunion arrives this week

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By Ben Wiebesiek

    FORT LUPTON — The finishing touches are going into the planning for the all-school reunion for Fort Lupton High School running July 19, 20 and 21.
    On Friday, alumni are encouraged to come out and support the Fort Lupton Police Department’s Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rec Center. Proceeds will help benefit the purchase of school supplies.
    There will be a venue and time change for the Saturday night Evening Extravaganza, which is now 7 to 10 p.m. at Wholly Stromboli, 410 Denver Ave. There will be line dancing and drink specials (including the Blue and White DY-NO-MITE) at the historic St. John Building as alumni reminisce with friends while listening to a mix of music from all eras. There will also be a slideshow and recognition program at 8:30 p.m.
    The good food continues with Sunday’s pancake breakfast scheduled at the Fort in the Historic Park, which will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
    Mona Sandoval, one of the reunion organizers, said the pancake breakfast needs responses for 100 people to keep the breakfast. Those interested should call any of the following numbers to respond: 303-857-1634, 720-289-1922 or 303-717-0524.
    A portion of the weekend’s proceeds will benefit the Fort Lupton Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund. Established in 2000, the fund has provided $12,400 to 20 graduating seniors with scholarships ranging from $300 to $1,000 to assist with college expenses.
    On Saturday, alumni are encouraged to hit the greens with a day of golf, food and fun at the Coyote Creek Golf Course, 222 Club House Drive in Fort Lupton. The 8 a.m. Shotgun Scramble is $85 per player, or $340 per four-person team.
    “The golf tournament is going really well,” Sandoval said. “We’ve got 102 golfers.”
    Proceeds will be donated to the Shelby Visser Fund and the FLHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. After the tourney, golfers are encouraged to head over to the Branding Iron restaurant, 11 First St., for a prize giveaway and a complimentary pig roast.
     For questions about the golf tournament, call Phillip Quick or David Patrick at 303-857-6770.
    “We’ve had some problems getting the word out, but everyone seems excited about it. We’ve gotten interest for everything we’re doing,” Sandoval said. “Sam at Station Three has already indicated that he’s gotten some interest, people are going to be attending. The baseball game we’ve got twenty people going to the Rockies/Cubs game.”
    The July 21 game is at Coors Field in Denver, and there will be a bus or shuttle leaving the FLHS parking lot at 1 p.m.

Contact Ben Wiebesiek at 303-659-2522, ext. 205 or email bwiebesiek@metrowestnewspapers.com.