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Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation offers reunion-planning support

July 25, 2019

The Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation has launched a “Reunion in a Box” program to aid returning Moorhead High classes in planning their class reunions. This year five classes used the service.

Reunion in a Box provides Moorhead High School alumni with a service to make organizing a reunion more efficient and allow them access to school facilities, services and archives.

Karl Stange, Moorhead High Class of 1979, was the chairperson for the 40th class reunion in June. He used the Reunion in a Box service to provide his class with resources for their reunion. A representative from Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation worked with Stange on musical entertainment, T-shirts, tours, class lists, and class photos.

Class reunions that opt to use Reunion in a Box can expect assistance with some or all of the following items: help in securing group rates at hotels, setting up online registration, creating a class Facebook account, finding a venue to hold the reunion, planning a tour of the schools and history wall, lining up musicians to perform dinner music, and having Spuddy make an appearance.

Several of this year’s class reunions have requested tours of Moorhead High School.

“Our high school has been around since the 1960s, and thousands of students and their families have called MHS home,” said Dave Lawrence, principal at Moorhead High and one of the staff members who gives tours. “It is always great seeing the reactions on alums’ faces when they return.”

Another popular part of the reunion planning service has been to have Spuddy make an appearance for photos. This year each reunion has had Spuddy make a brief appearance.

On the week leading up to the reunion, a representative from Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation makes a “Welcome Back” video using photos and scans from old yearbooks and newspapers. Additionally, several social media posts are made to Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation at for more information about the Reunion in a Box service.

– Brian Cole

Photos: As part of their 40-year reunion, members of the Moorhead High Class of 1979 tour Moorhead High School, and members of the Moorhead High Class of 1999 enjoy a visit from Spuddy as part of their 20-year reunion this summer.

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