Graduates return to Pequot Lakes for 48th annual reunion

The Class of 1972 was honored as they celebrated their 50-year reunion.

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The Class of 1972 was the honored class at the Pequot Lakes reunion Aug. 7, 2022. From left to right: Dick LaFlex, Dana McKinney Leverington, Judy Meyers Anderson, Carol Sechser Wheeler, Brenda Palmer Meyers, Nathalie Beavers Blanksma, Brad Hagen.
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PEQUOT LAKES — Pequot Lakes held their 48th annual All Class Reunion Sunday, Aug. 7 in the Pequot Lakes High School cafeteria.

Around 65 people attended.

The Class of 1972 was the honored class, celebrating its 50-year reunion. The 55-member class had a three-day event with gatherings Friday and Saturday with 22 members attending. Seven members attended the reunion Sunday.

Ten members of the class have died.

During the program, Don Bye, Class of 1951, was recognized as the oldest graduate attending.


In the business meeting, Betty Simenstad was re-elected president.

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The Pequot Lakes All Class Reunion, Aug. 7, 2022.
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Vice President Vicki Palmer read the names of those that have died since the last reunion, and there was a moment of silence in their memory.

After a trip down memory lane of 1972, each attending member of the honored class spoke.

Next year’s reunion will be Aug. 6, 2023, and the Class of 1973 will be honored.

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