The Clinton High School Alumni Banquet took place the evening of April 15 at the school.


Alumni dating back many years attended, some who remained in the area, others who traveled from other states in order to be there that evening and reminisce with old friends.


The keynote speaker was Donnie Crowell, class of 1983 (along with his wife Myra), who shared insight with the group from his 32 years with Walmart, now as a Market Manager over multiple stores, but beginning with his just-out-of-high-school job with the local Walmart. Crowell was introduced by Alumni Banquet President Dale James.


Crowell shared a number of stories from his time since graduation, but was notably intense speaking to the table of current CHS seniors, seated front and center in the room. While encouraging them to think about the future, he added - from his own life experience - they should “Be willing to listen to others” and “be prepared for change.”


Alumni Sunny Hargis was presented Distinguished Alumni award by last year’s winner Steven J. Smith.


The school Beta Club participated in meal service and facilitating charity sales of school sports memorabilia.


Additional pictures of the evening will be online www.vanburencountydem.com