Classmates seeking Jefferson Twp. School/South Upper Elementary alumni

Five former classmates from 44 years ago are looking for other Jefferson Township School/ South Upper Elementary alumni who attended the school between 1964 and 1968.

The classmates are planning a reunion for Saturday, May 30 at the Fabulous 105 and want to make sure all alumni have been invited. They also encourage alumni to visit a Web site set up exclusively for them where they can update their addresses and other personal information.

"It's been over four decades since we roamed the halls of a very special place where students from Banquo, Jefferson, Rock Creek, Lancaster and Warren all shared one thing in common - their wonder years," classmates Jan Reed, Drex Reed, Diane Hall, Lorraine Maul and Linda Foust say in a news release.

Jefferson was built in 1924 and those attending were known as Spartans. The last high school class graduated from the school in 1965. From 1966-68 it was re-named South Upper Elementary, and students attending became the Rebels. The school closed in 1969 following and Jefferson/S.U.E. was demolished in 1972. A commemorative plaque now marks the site where the school once stood.

The five classmates have been working to locate others from the school, and they recently sent out postcards to those for which they had addresses. Anyone who did not receive a postcard is asked to contact the group at www.jeffersontownshipschool.com and they will be added to the mailing list. Alumni are also encouraged to update their personal information via the site.

"Please log in and give us your address, complete a Classmate Profile, and sign up to attend the reunion," the news release goes on to say.

Through the site, classmates can contact each other, their favorite teachers and faculty, read others' profiles, post pictures and links, and learn more about the reunion. There is also an "In Memory" page.

"Almost 80 classmates have joined our site, most just in the last week," the organizers note. "Pull out those bell bottoms and dust off the go-go boots. Mark our calendars now for our Jefferson/S.U.E. alumni reunion to be held on Saturday, May 30 at the Fabulous 105. That is the Saturday after Memorial Day."

The Fabulous 105 is located near the intersection of Ind.-105 and Ind.-218 at the site of the old Midway Roller Rink. The evening begins with a social hour from 5-6 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. and will include a few surprises and special guests. From 7:30-10:30 p.m. classmates will enjoy listening and dancing to their favorite "golden oldies" from the 60s.

Tickets will be available to purchase online or by mail in mid-March. Organizers can be reached via e-mail at jeffersonreunion@ca.rr.com. The mailing address is: Jefferson Reunion/Jan Reed, 640 E. Alvarado St., Pomona, CA 91767.

Organizers can also be contacted by telephone at the following numbers: Jan Reed, 909-629-4343; Diane Hall, 765-674-1028; or Lorraine Maul, 765-724-4044.