Jefferson Senior High School celebrates 70 year reunion

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Long before the Jefferson Center was a performance venue - it was a high school. And every once in a while, it welcomes back its alumni.

Friday the graduating class of 1947 got together for some drinks and some laughs. A lot of them have a lot to catch up on. If you do the math - that makes this the 70th year reunion! That means most of these grads are in their eighties.

"They said I hadn't changed! " laughed 1947 grad June Murphy Zimmerman. "I said their eye site has!"

Herb "Fubby" Overstreet says the reunions bring back memories of girls!

"It's great to see these people again," he said. "And we all love it, we all love it."

The class of 1947 also welcomed friends from other classes.
They'll continue the celebration Saturday