It was the Bicentennial, and the Class of 1976 was sitting in the coveted senior balcony for pep rallies. After losing a few games by less than a touchdown, Woodrow defeated district leader Spruce, 21-0.

The theme of the homecoming dance, held in the lunchroom, was “Color My World.” A rainbow painted on Ken Sturges’ old sheets in Carolyn and Scott Storm’s driveway on Avalon served as a backdrop. Dr. Lynn Ehrhardt O’Neal, ’77, made the disco ball. Under the tinfoil stars, Shirley Fugitt was crowned Homecoming Queen.

The spirit of ’76 returns for the 1996 Homecoming Oct. 11-13. On Friday, Oct. 11, the Wildcats play Adamson at Pleasant Grove at 7:30 p.m. One always remembers this stadium by the splinters left behind.

After the game, it has been suggested that the Class of ’76 meet at Adair’s. The honky-tonk, now relocated to Commerce in Deep Ellum, used to be one of our hangouts when it was located on Cedar Springs.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the party moves to The Red Jacket, 3606 Greenville, from 7-9 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 13, everyone will bring the kids to the State Fair, where we will not meet at Big Tex, but under the Hans Mueller sausage tent at the other end of the Hall of State. That event begins at noon and continues until Hans is out of Heineken.

Faculty and other classes from the mid-1970s also are invited. No RSVP necessary – just show up and bring money.