Return of the Bulldogs

Niklas Means
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Return of the Bulldogs

Bulldogs from far and wide will be gathering on their old stomping grounds this weekend to celebrate the Hardin High School All-Class Reunion.

The reunion, originally scheduled for 2020, was rescheduled due to COVID 19, will start on Friday and continue through Sunday, July 18.

Registration opens at 2 p.m. on Friday at the High School’s Miles and Eighth Street entrance; events are open to all classes who have graduated from Hardin High School.

“It’ll be nice to see everyone after COVID,” said Lori Herbel, co-chair of the All Class Reunion Committee. “We expect a lot of people to show up.”

People who have graduated from as far back as 1949 have signed up, and people from thousands of miles away are coming to visit, Herbel added.

The All Class Reunions are usually planned every ten years, but the 2020 gathering was push back to comply with stay-at-home orders that were put in place due to COVID-19. With everything reopening, an opportunity to have the reunion, albeit a year late, was available.

On Friday the Big Horn County Library will host Elaine Koyama, who will be discussing her book, “Let Me In” from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be signing copies. Koyama will also be at the Big Horn Historical Museum on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Attendees who have pre-registered for the dinner will meet up at the high school through the old entrance on Terry Avenue. The meal starts at 5 p.m.

The street dance begins at 7 pm. downtown. Food vendors and beverages will be available. Organizers request attendees bring their own chairs.

Registration is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday along with tours of Hardin High School.

Golf tournament at Fort Custer Golf Course begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Call (520) 250-0480 or (406) 665-2597.

The Cornhole Tournament is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza Downtown, located on the 200 block of Center Avenue. The tournament is a fundraiser for Freckles and Tomcat Rescue. The organization is planning to use the funds from the competition to take care of horses and dogs that were recently rescued. Costs for registration are $50 or $40 for early birds.

On Sunday there is a 9 a.m. breakfast at the Big Horn Historical Museum. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the museum. Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee are on the menu. Tickets are $12. For more information call the museum at (406) 665-1671.

Church service at the museum begins at 10 a.m. followed by the car show and scavenger hunt. Registration for the car show begins at 8 a.m.

More information about the schedule and events can be found on the Hardin MT All Class Reunion 2021 group on Facebook, copies of the schedule can be picked up from the Hardin Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.