Plans are in full swing for what organizers are calling a “once-in-a-lifetime” Cheraw High School 1980s reunion from Sept. 18-20.
Organized by the Cheraw High class of 1983, the reunion is for all graduating classes of Cheraw Braves from 1980-89.
The reunion weekend begins with a meet-and-greet starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at Shirley’s Lounge in Society Hillsponsored by Elaine Kelly and Shirley’s Lounge. There will be no cover charge at the door. A cash bar and food will be available for purchase. An ’80s alumni after-party will follow at 9 p.m.
An alumni cookout will run from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Arrowhead Park in Cheraw. Alumni are cordially invited and encouraged to bring their husbands, wives, significant others, kids, and grandkids to fellowship and join in the fun-filled activities.
Saturday evening’s event will consist of a formal (prom-style) dance for ’80s alumni and their dates at the Cheraw High School (Council Porter) Gymnasium beginning at 7 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served while a DJ plays tunes from the late ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and current selections. There will be plenty of door prizes and photo-ops for those who would like to capture the moments for their photo collection (fees will apply).
The following contests will take place for alumni entertainment value, as well as Alumni Challenges: a dance contest, a karaoke contest, a lip sync contest, a special surprise contest, and of course, a battle for the Spirit Stick to see which class still has the most spirit.
Cheraw High School ’80s alumni members are encouraged to make their one-time $40 alumni reunion payment by Aug. 15. The cost covers Saturday’s ’80s alumni cookout and the ’80s alumni formal events (per person).
For questions and to make your $40 payment, contact: Karen D Freeman at 843-337-8708, Rhonda James at 843-337-7511 or Lisa Allen at 817-480-5034.
Quality Inn of Cheraw has discounted rates for those needing a hotel under the group name Cheraw High School ’80s Alumni Reunion. Organizers encourage attendees to book early.
Connect with the class of ‘83 by logging onto Facebook and typing in “Chsclassof Eightythree” in the search bar.