Ruston High School Alumni
First Annual
Ultimate Tailgate Reunion

October 22, 2005

This historic event was held in conjunction with the 2005 RHS Homecoming during the weekend of October 21 - 22, 2005. Here's what some of those in attendance had to say:

"It was indeed fantastic to see so many of you all at the RHS Alumni Association Luncheon last Friday and the Great Tailgate Reunion on Saturday. I thought both events were spectacular successes. Was it worth it to come all the way from Virginia? You bet!"
- - Charles Chadbourn, Class of '59

"I had a "blast". Sorry more local alumni weren't there. They don't know what they missed. I visited with people that I had not seen since high school & college."
- - Nita Nell Huey Watson, Class of '45

"It was heart-warming to see so many old friends and I am so glad it turned out so well. There were a lot of "locals" who didn't come and they missed a lot. ... We have to do it again!!"
- - Cynthia Aillet Murry, Class of '48

"Everything this year has been wonderful, the Luncheon and the Tailgate party. Those who did not come missed two great days. Thanks to all who worked so hard to put the two days together."
- - Mable Hammon Rayfield, Class of '45

"It was a wonderful weekend! Lots of great company and lots of great food!!! ... Thanks for all those folks that had this great idea, did the planning, did the cooking, and made sure it all came together just right!!!!! You're the best!!!!! ... Saw folks I haven't seen in over 40 years........"
- - Lyndapaul (Lawrence) Hammons, Class of '60

"I want to express my appreciation for the hard work of those involved in the Tailgate Reunion. I got to visit with people that I have not seen in 46 years. It was a great event and I enjoyed every minute of it. It was well worth the trip from Washington and I would do it again in a heartbeat. We enjoyed the Homecoming football game, the half time show after the game by the band and most of all walking around the halls of Ruston High. It brought back a lot of fond memories of days gone by."
- - John O. Oxford, Jr., Class of '59

"How wonderful to see you all! I had such an amazing time at the luncheon, reunion, and all of the parties that came out of it! It was as if we all had just stepped back in time, even though we needed name tags sometimes! I went to school with a wonderful bunch of friends and there were a lot of other friends in Ruston that I got to see, too! It was indeed a TOTAL SUCCESS! I hope that it will become a huge tradition at RHS and I also hope to see all of you again soon!"
- - Liz Sachs Piker, Class of '59

We have a few photos of the reunion posted here compliments of some of our alumni who were there. If you have other photos that you'd like to share on our web site, contact us and we'll be more than happy to try to use them.

Copyright 2005, Ruston High School Alumni Association.