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<strong>Picture taken of Miss McGinn's kindergarten class in June of 1961 at Signal Hill Elementary School with me in the second row, far right</strong>

Picture taken of Miss McGinn's kindergarten class in June of 1961 at Signal Hill Elementary School with me in the second row, far right

by Neena Strichart

My pal Becky is my personal entertainment maven. She does a great job of keeping me posted on everything from I Love Lucy television marathons to what restaurants are worth trying. This week she caught me by surprise when she informed me that our alma mater, Signal Hill Elementary School (SHES), will soon be hosting a reunion/community festival.
After checking out the flyer Becky sent me from SHES PTA President Renee Rodriguez, I decided to give Renee a call and get some details regarding the event.
As Renee tells it, the Signal Hill Elementary PTA will be hosting a free community festival at the school campus, 2285 Walnut Ave., Saturday June 29. The event will take place from 9am to 1pm and will feature lots of vendors/booths sharing healthy and educational information for all who attend.
I think this would be a great opportunity for us alumni to show up, mix and mingle, and maybe even do a bit of reminiscing. At a recent tour of my former campus, I had the chance to check out my old kindergarten classroom as well as the cafeteria. I would love to do another walk-through with some of my schoolmates like Eddie, Keith, Terri, Robin, Barbara, Susie, Desi, Brandt, Tennessee, Dirk, Calvin, Richard, Becky, Gilda, Tina, Anita, and of course my life-time crush, the ever-dreamy Danny Wilson!
Keep in mind that a portion of proceeds from all food sales made will benefit the SHES student fund for field trips and other educational programs.
Scheduled participants so far are: Long Beach Unified School District, Signal Hill Police Department, L.A County Fire Department, Red Cross, Super Gourmet Food Trucks, Long Beach Alliance For Children with Asthma, Jamba Juice, American University of Health Sciences, DJKsongz Productions, City of Signal Hill Park and Recreation, Anabel Rojas Face Painting, Cookie Lee Jewelry and Vocal Studio Collaboration.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, contact Renee at [email protected] .

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