Once again David Cruse of the Class of 1962 was tapped to organize the Crawford class reunion. He had successfully arranged the last one five years ago.
It took him less than a half a day to contact everyone, hire a caterer and band. This year though it was not only their 50th class reunion, but the 51st reunion for the Class of 1961. Both sets of classmates came together at the Crawford Community Room on Saturday, May 26.
Entertaining the two classes was the Hallelujah Band from Grand Junction. One of the band members, Mack Hoover, was a 1953 graduate of Crawford School. Band leader Danny Agajanian worked with evangelist Billy Graham for 30 years. His band from Grand Junction has been entertaining with gospel, bluegrass and classic pop tunes for 20 years.
Cruse, who lives in Grand Junction, selected a friend, Brigette Targett of Natural Born Grillerz, as caterer for the doings.
All who attended the reunions received a souvenir cup and a scarf.
One of their teachers from Crawford, Barbara Burritt, attended.
Joan Hammond Zion was the only female student of the Class of 1961.
The Class of 1962 lost classmate Beth Miller in 1962 due to a heart condition. Another classmate, Donald Rodstrom, died in 2003.
The Class of 1962 was the last class to graduate from Crawford School.
The principal for both classes was W. H. Cloud.