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All Folsom High School grads to gather in August

By: Ashley Whittingham Telegraph Staff Writer
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The time has come for the Bulldogs to return to their doghouse. All alumni from the original class of 1926 to the newly graduated class of 2011 are invited to celebrate Folsom High School’s 85th Anniversary All Class Reunion taking place Aug. 5-7, 2011. At 6 p.m. on Friday, August 5 the festivities will commence as the 700 block of Sutter Street will be gated off for alumni to reunite with or meet fellow graduates. The last all class reunion in 2006 drew a crowd of approximately 2,500 and more are expected this year’s, according to one of the event’s organizers. “It’s an extravaganza,” said Dean Handy, a former president of the Folsom High School Alumni Association. “You get to meet a lot of people all from varying classes.” Bands, DJ’s and bars will be on the street to provide entertainment, according to Doug Scalzi, one of the event organizers. Businesses and bars on Sutter Street are also expected to participate in the celebration. The event is sponsored by the Folsom Historical District Association and tickets at the gate will be available for $20 per person. Presale tickets are available for $15 by visiting powerhousepub.com. The party will feature two live bands, two DJs, raffle prizes and more. That event runs from 5 p.m. until midnight in the 700 block of Sutter Street. The official 2011 All Class Reunion Dinner Dance sponsored by the FHSAA will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Folsom Community Center. A barbecue-style dinner will be served followed by live music provided by Danelectoz. Alumni are invited to dance and visit the bar as they enjoy the company of fellow graduates from all classes. The tickets cost $35 per person and must be mailed in with the flyer information sheet available on the Folsom High School All Class Reunion – August 6, 2011 Facebook group page. The deadline for presale tickets is July 22. For more info, e-mail Katy (Handy) Normington at katynormington@yahoo.com. Certain classes may host events for their graduates throughout the weekend. Information about class-specific activities is available on their classes’ Facebook page or on ReunionPosts.org. “I love going (to the reunions) because I feel like there is history not only in my mind, but in the people that shared those fun memories,” said Folsom High School graduate Veronica Dangerfield. “I love having a connection to so many people.”