During the year of 1930-31 several meetings were held concerning the organization of a homecoming of graduates, other than the already established practice of homecomings associated with the homecoming football game. It was shortly after homecoming of 1930 that all of the graduates living in or near Humble, who where interested in such an event, were urged to meet and serve as special advisors. Several meetings were held during the remainder of the year but no final conclusions were reached.
Committees were formed and work continued. Financial support was a major roadblock. A play was organized and presented to the community and the proceeds from the production were used to advertise and promote the first alumni event.
Willie Harley, class of 1923, and president of the PTA offered that group to take care of food preparation. PTA mothers helped cook the food and undergraduates served as wait staff and helped with the cleanup. The first alumni get together was held in a private home in 1931, but there was still no formal organization.
Lloyd Long, president of the class of 1931, helped in all phases of planning a formal organization. Under his direction an organization was established and plans for the first Saturday in June went forth. The banquet was designed for graduates only and planned to occur every year on the first Saturday in June after that.
In 1991, the celebration was changed to the 2nd Saturday in June not to conflict with Humble High School's graduation.
In recent years both graduates and their guest are welcomed at the celebration.
Our history is unique. We know of no other alumni association that has had an annual celebration continuously for 87 years. The commitment to keep it alive is strong but it's a challenge. When you join in the celebration and work towards it's longevity and it's ongoing history you become a part of that great heritage.
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