For the first time in history, the Picher All-School Reunion will be hosted on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. The reunion will take place on Saturday, June 12 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
This is the 11th year that Picher has held its All-School Reunion. Previously, the reunions had been held at Picher High School.
Susie Stone, member of the planning committee, said last year 3,000 Picher alumni attended the event.
In December of 2009, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College was the recipient of a generous $578,000 gift from the Town of Picher. As a result of this gift, NEO has agreed to host events pertaining to the history of the town, including the annual All-School Reunion.
NEO A&M College has a long-standing connection with the heritage that surrounds mining communities such as Picher. When the college was founded in 1919, it was known as the Miami School of Mines. According to Senate Bill No. 255, passed on March 17, 1919, the Miami School of Mines was created for the purpose of studying the science of mining and metals to further the development of Oklahoma's mining industries.