By Kevin Kelley
To mark the farewell of the current school building and give all alumni a chance to pay a farewell visit to Westlake High School, a group of alumni and school friends has planned a weekend full of events in conjunction with the annual homecoming celebration.
And they’re using social media to get the word out.
Megan Ferry Moutoux, 1992 Westlake High graduate, made a YouTube video promoting the All Class Reunion.
Appearing in a white-and-green T-shirt with the words “We Are Westlake” printed on it, Moutoux gives details of the reunion, scheduled for Sept. 28-29 in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend.
“I can’t tell you how great a weekend it’s going to be,” Moutoux said in the video, recorded at the Westlake High School stadium.
A member of the All Class Reunion planning committee, Moutoux described how returning alumni will be invited to walk a lap together around the football field prior to the homecoming football game against Olmsted Falls. “It’ll be a good time,” she said.
She also pitched the party planned after the game at La Centre Conference and Banquet Facility.
“Once you walk through those doors at La Centre, you will be amazed at all the fun things that are going on at our All Class Reunion,” Moutoux said.
Organizers of the All Class Reunion have also set
up a Facebook page where alumni can share information and photos. The page is http://www.facebook.com/WestlakeAllAlumni.
They’ve also set up at Twitter account to send out reminders and information links. To follow them, look up their handle – @WestlakeOHAlum. Sponsors for the weekend include St. John Medical Center, Conrad’s of Westlake, Time Warp Bar, Houlihan’s of Westlake, Pat Catan’s Craft Center of Westlake and the Rusty Barrel.
Cathy Axcell, coordinator of the All Class Reunion Weekend, said alumni, presumably busy with summer activities, have only recently begun to make reservations for the Homecoming Weekend activities.
For more information on the All Class Reunion, send an e-mail to info@WestlakeAllAlumni.com, or call the reunion hotline at 440-250-1112.