Organizers announce sixth kids reunion for September
It is time for another “WSMR Kids Reunion.” The reunion is scheduled for Sept. 3-6 in Las Cruces. This will be the sixth Kids Reunion – the first one was in 1991.
The reunions were started by Bill Adler, who is still the mover and shaker behind the get-togethers. They are intended for folks who were once living at White Sands Missile Range as kids. For instance, Bill lived on White Sands from 1956 to 1963 and graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1964. However, they are certainly not limited to just the kids. Past reunions have drawn parents and others as well.
The idea for the reunions is to get people together again. By the nature of a military installation like White Sands, families come, stay for a short time, and move on. The kids lose track of each other as they jump from one location to another. A traditional high school reunion only captures a small percentage of the dependents on a post at any given time. But Adler’s idea of bringing everyone together at one time, offers a much broader chance to revisit the good old days.
The chairperson for this reunion is Angela Rasmuson Dizazzo, who lived on White Sands in the 1987-88 timeframe. She says the reunion will again offer a picnic, a dinner/dance, and a day on the missile range visiting old haunts.
More information, along with registration forms, maps, hotel information and T-shirt ordering forms, is all available online at: http://www.wsmrkids.com.
Also, you can e-mail Bill Adler at: Bill@wsmrkids.com. Photos from past reunions are posted on the website.