The Edmond Sun

July 5, 2014

1974 Edmond graduates gather for reunion July 18-19

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond High School Class of 1974 plans to celebrate their 40-year reunion July 18-19 with a variety of festivities. Committee members have been meeting weekly since March and have promised a lively reunion. The entire schedule is listed at

Memorable events kick off with a Friday night cocktail party at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center in Edmond. A family picnic is scheduled for Saturday at Arcadia Lake. Friends from other graduating classes are invited to join the 1974 grads at the picnic. Saturday night events start at 7 p.m. in the Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park.

“Awards are planned for various accomplishments like Longest Commute, Longest Married and Most Preserved,” according to Edmond native Chris H. Palmer, committee chairman. Edmond committee members include Brad Grow, Larry Mullins, Mel Hoig, Valora Johnson Standlee, Cindy Varvil Wheeler, Gina Murphy Holtz, Judy Womack Ward and Monty Grider. Oklahoma City members are Risa McGee McKinney and Cynthia Whitaker-Hill. Scott Roberts resides in Norman. Colorado members that join meetings via Skype are Barbara Graham Schaller in Denver and Beth Ming Cooper of Golden.

Beth Ming Cooper said “Our class Facebook site ( has allowed classmates to re-connect, reminisce about fun times and find lost graduates.”  

A special moment to reflect on departed classmates is scheduled for Friday night. A memorial listing is found at the class website,

Classmates of 1974 are urged to sign up for the event at prior to July 7 to enable catering and other plans to be finalized.

1974 class artists designed memorable cups and T-shirts to commemorate the 40th Reunion and raise funds to offset expenses. Items can be found at Café Press,