It was a time to reunite with old friends, meet and make new ones and even reminisce about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

On Saturday, the Oconee County High School’s Alumni Committee hosted its annual alumni reunion, with a theme of “Welcome to the moon and back” at the Oconee County Civic Center. 

In attendance were graduates from this spring’s graduating class all the way back to alumni from the 1940s. 

The oldest alumnus in attendance was 96-year-old Mortin Smith from the class of 1942. Smith, who attended with his daughter, Kathy Reising, mentioned that he likes attending the reunions every year because he gets to meet with old friends and make new ones. 

“I’ve been coming to this event since it started … I might try coming until I’m 100,” Smith said.

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