Bearden High School Class of 1978

Reunion Information

September 14, 2008 -- I have added a page for reunion pictures sent to me from Michelle Pickens Decker -- Reunion Pictures From Michelle Pickens Decker. All of the reunion pictures can be accessed on the Reunion Pictures page. If you have pictures you would like to have posted here, please send them as e-mail attachments to webmaster@bearden78.org or on a disk by regular mail to:

Tony Pagano
2137 Jennings Street
Woodbridge, VA 22191


August 2, 2008 -- Another set of reunion pictures was sent by Jill Wallace Thompson and is up and ready for viewing at Reunion - Jill Wallace Thompson - August 2, 2008. Thanks Jill!


July 30, 2008 -- The fourth set of reunion pictures was sent by Parker Stair and is up and ready for viewing at Reunion (Parker Stair) - Fox Den Country Club - July 26, 2008.


July 29, 2008 -- The group picture is now posted and is available for your viewing pleasure at Class of 1978 Reunion Picture - Fox Den Country Club - July 26, 2008. I know that a few people, like Chuck McEvoy, showed up right after the picture was taken, so when I get the time I think I'll add them in.


July 29, 2008 -- The third set of reunion pictures was sent by Buddy Heins and is up and ready for viewing at Reunion (Buddy Heins) - Fox Den Country Club - July 26, 2008. If you have pictures you would like to have posted here, please send them as e-mail attachments to webmaster@bearden78.org or on a disk by regular mail to:

Tony Pagano
2137 Jennings Street
Woodbridge, VA 22191


July 28, 2008 -- The second set of reunion pictures is up and ready for viewing at Reunion - Fox Den Country Club - July 26, 2008. Again, I will make corrections to names I have messed up when I can, but I wanted to get the pictures posted quickly.


July 28, 2008 -- The first set of reunion pictures is up and ready for viewing at Reunion - The Clubhouse at Concord Marina - July 25, 2008. Please excuse my ineptitude with names. I will make corrections when I can, but I wanted to get the pictures posted for you.


July 4, 2008 -- The Bearden High School Class of 1978 30th Reunion is just THREE WEEKS AWAY! The reunion is being held on July 25-26, 2008 at The Clubhouse at Concord Marina and Fox Den Country Club:

Friday Festivities
The Clubhouse at Concord Marina
7:00 p.m.  10:00 p.m.
Cash Bar With Free Soft Drinks
Casual Attire

Saturday Reunion
Fox Den Country Club
7:00 p.m. - Midnight
Cash Bar With Free Soft Drinks
Cocktail Attire


The official invitations have already been sent, so if you have not received one, please access it now at BHS 30 Year Reunion (pdf file) and also send your contact information to webmaster@bearden78.org and to Buddy Heins at bheins@charter.net. The cost for the reunion is $75.00 for classmates and $50.00 for guests. Please make checks payable to Bearden High School Class of 1978 and mail them by July 11, 2008 to:

BHS Class of 1978
c/o John Temple
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 219
Knoxville, TN 37934

Confidential scholarships are available. For more information, contact Buddy Heins at bheins@charter.net or (865) 300-4100. You can also send information via regular mail to Buddy at:

BHS Class of 1978
c/o Buddy Heins
1221 Osprey Lane
Knoxville, TN 37922

Finally, we ancourage you to go to the BHS Foundation web site at WWW.BHSFOUNDATION.ORG and register in the alumni database. Just click on the Alumni Community link and follow the simple registration process. All the services are free of charge.

The Reunion is almost here, so let's get all of our information up-to-date so that we can have a great turnout and great time!


July 30, 2003 -- Buddy sent a lot more pictures, and I added them to the existing pages. There are now about 80 pictures from Friday at Lord Lindsey, 30 from Saturday at Gettysvue, and 24 from Sunday at Bearden. You can still access all of the reunion pictures at 25 Year Reunion - Lord Lindsey, 25 Year Reunion - Gettysvue and 25 Year Reunion - Bearden High School or just click on the new link to Reunion Pictures. I will keep adding photos as I get them, so send them my way!


July 29, 2003 -- We had professional photographers at the reunion Saturday evening at Gettysvue, and they took a lot of pictures that may be purchased through BOPPSpot.com. The proofs are now available! Just click on the BOPP logo below to access the web site and see what is available. Once on the BOPP web site, click "View Proofs," "High School," "Bearden High School," and "Class of 1978 Reunion." There are a lot of great pictures there, so you should check them out. The last day to order pictures from this site is August 8, 2003!


June 23, 2003 -- The 25th Year Class Reunion invitations have been mailed out so keep looking in your mailbox. If you don't receive an invitation soon, send an e-mail (webmaster@bearden78.org) to let us know and we'll be sure to send one to the correct address. We hope to see you all soon at the reunion!


Letter from Buddy Heins:

April 22, 2003


Dear Classmates:

It may not seem possible, but it's been 25 years since we left Bearden High School. Parts of four decades have passed since our days at Bearden High School, and we have scattered to all parts of the earth and we are involved in all imaginable endeavors. On July 25 and 26 we will gather again to renew old friendships and remember our time at Bearden High School.

Preliminary plans have been made, and include a casual party on Friday night, July 25, at Lord Lindsey's in downtown Knoxville, as well as a more formal party on Saturday night, July 26, at Gettysvue County Club. While preliminary plans have been made, lots of volunteers are needed to help make sure the weekend is a success. To that end, meetings have been planned over the next few months to coordinate more specific plans for the reunion. Everyone is welcome at all the meetings and any and all suggestions and recommendations are welcome. Meetings are scheduled as follows:

* Thursday, May 22, 2003, Gettysvue CC from 6:30 - ? (planning and organization)
* Thursday, June 19, 2003, Gettysvue CC from 6:30 - ? (making nametags, finalizing plans)
* Thursday, July 24, 2003, Gettysvue CC from 6:30 - ? (Final touches)

Volunteers are needed to assist us with the following items:

* Lost List. 79 classmates are "lost." A list of missing classmates is enclosed with this letter. Any information - a phone number, parent's phone number, anything - would be helpful. We want to find all the members of the Class of '78. You may provide information in two ways: 1) return the enclosed information form with information about missing classmates, or 2) send the updated information to webmaster@bearden78.org . Information received will be used to update the class web site: Class Member List Web Page .
* Family Portrait. Send a current picture of your family (digital if possible) for use in a slide show to be shown at the Saturday night party. A volunteer is needed to create a PowerPoint show of all the families. Color prints can be mailed in with your information sheet or jpegs can be sent electronically to webmaster@bearden78.org .
* Table Decorations for the Saturday night party
* Room Decorations for the Saturday night party
* Memorabilia Room at Gettysvue
* Sign-in table
* Theme/Artwork (Jocelyne Champagne Shiner has volunteered)
* Master of Ceremonies
* Awards Committee
* Class Directory (Buddy Heins)

A directory of the Class of '78 will be published at the reunion. Please take a minute and fill out the enclosed information form for the directory. You may also update your information via e-mail by sending it to webmaster@bearden78.org . Please forward your current address, phone numbers, e-mail address, occupation/company, name of your spouse, names of your children, etc.
This will be the fifth reunion of our graduating class. Each event has been better than the one before, and this year's reunion will be no exception. So, please make plans to be in Knoxville on July 25 & 26, and be prepared to have a lot of fun. Please call me any time at (865) 671-3727 or (865) 300-4100 or e-mail me at bheins@chartertn.net if you have any comments or suggestions.

Sincerely,

Buddy Heins

Enclosures: BHS78-Info-Form.doc , BHS78-Missing.doc