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Be true to your school: Aylen Junior High seeking alums to mark 50th anniversary in song

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on April 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm | No Comments »
April 5, 2013 1:30 am

The community is invited to celebrate 50 years of education with Puyallup’s Aylen Junior High School at an open house on Saturday April 27. And retired Aylen choir director Peggy Burrough is looking for volunteers who once sang in the choir to join with the 50th Anniversary Alumni Choir to help celebrate.

The open house will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the school, located at 101 15th St. S.W., Puyallup.

There will be a slideshow of photos taken over the years, historical displays, a building tour, a time capsule dedication and songs from each of the past five decades.

If you are interested in joining the alumni choir, send your name, contact information, the years you sang and the part you sang to aylen.alumni.choir@gmail.com

Music will be sent to participants before rehearsal, which will be at 10 a.m. the day of the open house in the school choir room.

The event committee is also asking alumni and former staff members to share artifacts or photos (except yearbook photos) from their time at Aylen to be included in the slideshow. Send scanned copies of photos or artifacts to aylenfalcons@gmail.com by Friday April 12.

Aylen opened in 1962 as West Junior High, and was renamed in 1970 to honor Charles H. Aylen, a 12-year member of the Puyallup School Board. The school was rebuilt and opened in fall 2008.

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