This was a fun weekend! Gabe came up Thursday for a weekend of festivities centered around his 1995 Baseball team being inducted into the high school's Hall of Fame.
Thursday night was the main ceremony. Seven of the players were able to make the trip. Besides Gabe, there was Mike, John, Eric, Alan, Troy, and Neal. Coach Clarke, who led the team that year, came up from up southern California with his wife and their 6 year old daughter, Hannah. Two of the assistant coaches were also there.
Friday, was the Homecoming pep rally...(juniors won the gym decorations), and THE parade down Central Avenue. The baseball team and two other inductees were the Grand Marshalls of the parade. They rode on a float and just talked for an hour and a half as the parade sauntered around town. Friday night was the homecoming game. The players were announced and presented with a jersey before the game. Phil's little sister, Angie, accepted his jersey for him since he couldn't be here. We lost the game, of course...we're definitely in a losing streak...well, I think we've been in a losing streak for quite a number of years!
This is looking at the field after the fireworks show.
Gabe and the rest of the players and coaches had a great time hanging out together. It would have only been better if the rest of the guys had been here: Samone, Matt, John P., Michael B., Chris, Tom, Marshall, Phil .... geez, I can't even remember them all.
Congratulations, Gabe! Lots of memories were stirred up!