Etcetera - 7/24/13

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McLoughlin High School Class of 1973 alumni will stage a “Blast from the Past” reunion Aug. 1-3.

Organizers are extending an invitaiton to their 40th reunion for all Mac-Hi graduates and teachers, starting with “Date Night” at the M-F Drive In on Aug. 1. Beginning at 7 p.m., grads can pile in for $5 a car to watch 1973’s “American Graffiti” and buy piles of snacks, noted organizers LeeAnn Rizzute and Tana Park. “The concession stand is the only place Mike Spiess will make any money that night,” Tana said.

Carpooling is encouraged and organizers will help arrange any rides needed. Lawn chairs are always a good accessory at the drive-in, the two said.

Then, on Aug. 2, alumni can gather from 6-10 p.m. at Watermill Winery, 235 E. Broadway St., for a no-host wine/hard cider/taco wagon night, with live music.

A tour of the old stomping grounds will take place from 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 3 at the high school, 120 S. Main St.

For more details, go to Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/machi73.

Residents of the Regency at the Park senior living community held a five-day canned food drive competition recently, said Kate Moon, administrator, in a release.

Blue Mountain Action Council brought competing facilities barrels to fill and then picked them up at the end of the week.

With 433 pounds donated, Regency at the Park contributed the most non-perishable food.

Other groups that participated and their donations in pounds are: Affinity, 101; Quail Run, 99; Eagle Springs, 72; Pioneer House, 45; Eagle Meadows, Garrison Creek Lodge, 19 pounds each; and Park Manor, 1.

Altogether, BMAC hauled 789 pounds to its food bank for distribution in the area.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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