Monday, September 25, 2023

Graduating Classes from 50 Years Ago

Landmark 50th year class reunions are being held this week, with hundreds of local graduates converging on west St. Tammany to take part. 

It was 50 years ago, in 1973, that area high schools were graduating record-breaking numbers of students, and the local newspapers were sure to print all their names and awards. Here they are. 

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Mandeville High's 50th year Class Reunion held several get-togethers over the weekend, including this dinner at Covington Country Club. 

They brought a lot of memorabilia (scrapbooks, jackets, school newspapers, etc.) to help bring back memories of those days.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

CHS Homecoming Court 1954

 Here is a photo display of the members of the Covington High School Homecoming Court in 1954, some sixty-nine years ago. Click on the article to make it larger. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Mandeville High Homecoming Parade

 The Mandeville High Skippers held their homecoming parade tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m. September 21, 2023, at the lakefront harbor. 

The parade proceeded down the lakefront with hundreds of people standing and watching as the students marched by, accompanied by the homecoming court and band. 

A number of members of the "Class of 1973" led the parade. They are celebrating their 5oth year reunion this weekend. Click on the images to make them larger. 

Here is a video of the parade. 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Patriotic Song Fest

 On November 14, 1996, just a few days after Veterans Day, the members of the St. Tammany Retired School Employees Association met in regular session to catch up with the news of interest. They also took part in a rousing song fest of patriotic music in recognition of Veterans Day. Here are some photographs.

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Business Reviews 1938

 In the winter of 1937-1938 the St. Tammany Farmer newspaper ran a series of "business reviews" of local businesses, accompanied by cartoons of the businesses and their owners. Here are some of them. Click on the images to make them larger. 

See also:

First Year In Business: A List