There will be plenty of familiar faces in Hutchinson County this weekend. They may look a little older than some remember, but they’re back to celebrate the black.
The Blackhawks, that is.
More than 300 Phillips High School alumni, teachers and school officials will converge on Borger and Stinnett to participate in the Phillips Alumni Association’s school reunion. The event is scheduled to run through Saturday, and will include the 50th reunion of the PHS Class of 1964.
For Sharon (Flinn) Blythe, the reunion is twice as special. A member of the PHS 1964 senior class, she says the reunion is always a way to remember her roots.
“I enjoy coming to it,” said Blythe, now a CPA in Austin. “I’m always very, very excited to get back and see old friends, some whom I haven’t seen in over 50 years.”
“It gives us all a chance to remember the people we knew, and remember our roots and the people and town that helped mold us,” she said.
The reunion actually swung into action bright and early this morning (Friday) in Borger. Several alumni got in a few swings by participating in the Phillips Blackhawks Reunion Golf Tournament. Indiviadils began teeing off at 9 a.m. at the Borger Country Club.
This evening, starting at 6 p.m., the PHS Class of 1964 will hold its reunion at Huber Park. In all, more than 50 members of the class are expected to turn out for the get-together.