After nearly a week of on and off rain, the skies cleared and the sun showed up to greet the hundreds of Irish Alumni who took part in our 2018 Reunion Weekend festivities this past June.
On Friday evening, we hosted our Alumni Reception, officially welcoming all the alumni in town for the weekend. A great spread was provided by Pedestal Foods, and Randy Lancaster '83 provided music.
On Saturday evening, eight reunion parties took place all over Music City, with some being held at alumni-owned establishments, such as The Crow's Nest in Green Hills and The Original Corner Pub in The Nations. Each class's reunion coordinator worked extremely hard in the weeks leading up the evening, and their hard work showed. Classmates were laughing, reconnecting, and reliving Irish memories!
To close out the weekend on Sunday, we honored the Class of 1968 with a special Mass, brunch and Golden Grad Society induction ceremony.
Nearly 50 members of the class, including many of their spouses and family members, attended the Mass and ceremony, where each man was presented with a framed plaque and a Golden Grad Society Membership Card.
The day and the weekend ended with a brunch in the Dining Hall, as the Class of '68, as well as their friends and family, gathered one more time to laugh, reminiscence, and celebrate their 50-year reunion.
Reunion weekend is always an emotional time; it stirs up nostalgic memories and reminds us that time truly does fly. We take this weekend every year to slow down, appreciate the good times, and remember how blessed we are that God has given us the wonderful family that is Father Ryan.