BOONVILLE – The Boonville High Schools Alumni Association will hold its 52d Annual Meeting and Banquet during Heritage Days on Saturday evening, June 24 in the Grand Ballroom at the Isle of Capri Hotel in Boonville.
The featured speaker for the evening will be Mr. Tim Harlan, Columbia, Missouri. Tim is a graduate of Boonville High School Class of 1967. Tim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri and his Law Degree from the University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri. He has practiced law in Columbia since 1974 and is a member of the firm of Harlan, Harlan & Still, where he primarily represents disabled adults. As a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives (1995 to 2003), Tim focused on healthcare legislation. He serves and has served as the board president of several local and state mental health organizations. His principal hobby is cooking and is the author of a four-generation family cookbook as well as a three-time winner of the Soulard Cajun Creole Cookoff in St. Louis. Tim is married to Linda Long Harlan, also a Boonville High School graduate, Class of 1966. Tim and Linda have been married for 47 years and have two sons and a granddaughter.
Founded in 1964, The Boonville High School Alumni Association is comprised of graduates from all four Boonville high schools that have existed. They include Boonville High School, Laura Speed Elliott High School, Sumner High School and S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic High School. The 2017 recipients of the $1,000 Annual Scholarships given by the Alumni Association, will be honored at the banquet.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for socializing. A business meeting and meal begins at 6 p.m. Alumni of all years are invited to attend and classes holding their reunions this year marking every five years from 1947 through 2012 may reserve tables for the evening – these are class years ending in 7 and 2. The cost of the banquet is $25 per person.
The non-profit Boonville High Schools Alumni Association is funded by dues and contributions that help to pay for the four $1,000 scholarships given annually to deserving Boonville High School graduates. Board members continue to broaden our communications with our alumni utilizing modern technologies such as the Internet along with web pages and Facebook. Members paying their annual dues, signing up as life members and attending our annual banquet are needed to assure the viability of the Boonville High Schools Alumni Association. Nancy Whalen, class of 1968, is the current President of the Alumni Association.