The speakers for the Livingston Academy Alumni Association Dinner are official.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Michael Hamilton, Upper Cumberland Medical Society President Dr. Dawn Barlow and Professional European Basketball Player Keelie Lamb will headline.
Assistant Principal and Planning Committee Member Lesley Riddle said the alumni will speak on April 23rd.
“We’re hoping that we have a good turnout, and people want to get together,” Riddle said. “It seems like it grows a little bit every year. Just people trying to get together with their old classmates. We’re going to try and celebrate some of the accomplishments of the association this year.”
Riddle said through membership dues, the association built an outdoor classroom in front of the high school. Riddle said participating in the reunion helps fund projects like this while also reconnecting.
“Over about five or six years, we have raised a little over $90,000 that’s gone back to the school,” Riddle said. “We try to buy some things for them that the school system can’t pay for to really help the classrooms and classroom teachers.”
Riddle said the class of 1962 will get a special recognition for 60 years after graduation. A dinner also included with ribeye steak sandwiches and a baked potato bar.
“This year we have enough student volunteers from the school that people will be served at their table,” Riddle said. “In the past we’ve had to do buffet style.”
Riddle said you can enjoy the event by purchasing the $25 membership. Alumni should have received notice in the mail asking for dues.