Reunion for students ‘bonded forever’

Why do 90 to 150 former students of McCarver Junior High School in Tacoma reunite every year to share food, friendship and memories?
The answer is simply “education,” says Andy Artz, an organizer of the reunion that will be held again Aug. 12 at Fircrest Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Dedicated teachers provided McCarver students with their classroom education,” said Artz, who was one of those pupils. “But lessons learned in the school’s hallways, on the athletic field, in the auditorium at lunchtime, around the juke box during Friday nights were the lessons that gave us an edge in life and bonded us forever.”
For the reunion coming up in August, organizers will provide soda, water, coffee, condiments, cups, plates and utensils. Attendees are asked to bring a salad, entrée or dessert to share.