The Maxwell School Reunion was held Friday, Aug. 3, in the Maxwell Area Community Center, in conjunction with Maxwell’s Old Settlers Picnic.
Two hundred alumni and guests attended. Classmates were from Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Missouri Nebraska, Illinois, Ohio, and of course, Iowa.
The Outstanding Personal Achievement Award was given to Tom and Jay Logsdon, owners of Logsdon’s Grocery. This has been a family-owned business since 1960. They have given much to the community and received a standing ovation for their service to Maxwell. Tom was in the Class of 1972 and Jay was in the Class of 1978. Tom was unable to attend, but Jay proudly accepted the award for both of them and for their family’s legacy in Maxwell.
Four $500 alumni scholarship awards were given to Abbigail Ericson, Michael Hartgers, Rease Morris and Kelsey Smith. All are continuing their education in a vocational program or a four-year university.
Anniversary classes recognized were: 1943-75 years; 1948-70 years; 1953-65 years; 1958-60 years; 1963–55 years; 1968-50 years; 1973-45 years; 1978-40 years and 1983-35 years. 1983 was the last class to graduate from Maxwell. Graduates from Collins-Maxwell were in the classes of 1988, 1989 and 2018. Our oldest graduate attending was Eleanor Scott Robertson from the Class of 1939. We had seven graduates attending who were 90 years and older.
Our special guests were the Bell Brothers, Garold, Wayne and Dennis, from the classes of 1963, 1964 and 1965. They sang and played their guitars to tunes of the 1960s.
The evening closed with the singing of “God Bless America.” A great time was had by all who attended.