FLEMINGTON— After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Flemington High Alumni Association to cancel their annual banquet, the group is ready to reconvene with adjustments made to accommodate the current guidelines and restrictions that remain in place.
This year, the association is happy to announce that they will be hosting the 72nd Annual Flemington Alumni Banquet.
This is a great opportunity for old classmates to reconnect and take a walk down memory lane, sharing stories and laughing the night away.
“We were not able to have a 2020 banquet because of the virus, however we are happy to be throwing a limited banquet this year, in honor of Flemington High Classes of 1970 and 1971,” shared association member Thomas McCray.
The night of reminiscing and fun is slated for Saturday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m., at the Flemington Community Center, with a buffet style meal to be provided by the Flemington Emergency Medical Squad and the Flemington Volunteer Fire Department.
According to McCray, planning for the banquet is still in progress and additional information is forthcoming, as the group is unsure if they’ll be able to secure entertainment for the evening.
And while the alumnus are thrilled to have the opportunity to host their annual banquet once more, the event will be conducted a little differently than years past, due to limitations enacted by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.
Currently, restrictions set in place by governing officials, based off of the recommendations passed down from the Centers for Disease Control, limits large social gatherings to no more than 75 people.
McCray noted that the two classes combined puts the guest list right at the maximum of 75 individuals, meaning other special guests would be unable to attend, unless guidelines change prior to the banquet.
He reported that if the restrictions of group gatherings is lifted or if the number of individuals permitted is increased, adjustments will be made to accommodate any new guidelines and the association would offer tickets as usual.
Anyone needing additional information or those who have questions, may direct them to McCray by calling him at 304-739-2382.