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Middle Inlet Reunion Potluck Party May 24
Issue Date: May 10, 2018
Anyone with ties to Middle Inlet or its residents, past, present or future, is invited to attend the annual Middle Inlet Day Pot Luck Reunion, which is held each year starting at 11 a.m. on the Thursday before Memorial Day.
Doors to the Town Hall at the junction of Hwy. 141 and County X in downtown Middle Inlet will open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 24.
Pot luck dinner will be served at noon. There is no admission charge, but Mary Lou Jacomet, who organizes the event each year, says free will donations are appreciated to help offset the cost of beverages, main dish meats and table ware that are provided. Bring a dish to share. If you don't feel like cooking, just bring something easy, like jar of pickles, a bag of chips or a plate of cheese.
There will be displays of old time area photos, and lots of memories to pass around. Anyone with old time photos and other memorabilia is encouraged to bring them along.
Jacomet, the unofficial Middle Inlet historian, started the annual pot luck event with her late husband, Ken, 39 years ago and has continued organizing it each year ever since. It started as an Old Timers' Reunion, but has evolved into simply a great way for everyone connected with the town to get reacquainted with old friends and neighbors and meet new ones.
Jacomet hopes this year's event will also turn into an all-class reunion for everyone who ever attended the old Middle Inlet Elementary School that was located at the southeast corner of Hwy. 141 and County X, directly across the highway from the town hall. Jacomet said the school reunion idea came from Larry DeGroot is hoping to get to see some old classmates.
"If you have any connections, new or old, to Middle Inlet, let's make it one big reunion get together," Jacomet urges.
She urges anyone with old photos or artifacts, especially those connected to the school, to bring them along. And bring some memories to share.