A lot can change in 30 years. The Turlock High School Class of 1983 is about to find out just how much has changed as they gear up for their 30-year high school reunion in October.
Whether it’s reconnecting with old friends or flames, taking a stroll down memory lane, or just seeing how much everyone has changed over the years, high school reunions give almost everyone the opportunity to relive the past once more.
The evening will include a full buffet dinner selection, cocktails and dancing to 80’s music by DJ Brad Brown.
The reunion will be held Oct. 26 at Toscana’s Ristorante, located at 1801 Colorado Ave, Turlock. A cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will be immediately followed by dinner and dancing, with the evening concluding around 11 p.m.
Need to brush up on the trends and news of 1983 before heading to the big reunion? Here’s a quick list of some 1983 highlights:
– Billboard's Top 3 songs included “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, and “Flashdance…What a Feeling” by Irene Cara
– The computer mouse was invented
– Minimum wage in California was $3.35
– The Washington Redskins won Superbowl XVII (and Superbowl ads were $400,000)
– Karen Carpenter died of anorexia at 32 years old
– “Terms of Endearment” won the Oscar for Best Film
– Top TV shows included “Dallas,” “60 Minutes,” and “Dynasty”
– The Nintendo Entertainment System was released
– Sally Ride became the first woman in space on the Challenger space shuttle
– Compact Discs were introduced, replacing vinyl records
– Swatch Watches were launched, selling 1 million in the first year
For those who graduated from Turlock High School in 1983, tickets can be purchased for $40 per person. For more information, contact Cheryl Mayol at 1965 Loyola Ave., Turlock, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.