Quite possibly the largest graduating class in Farragut High School history is planning a blow-out to celebrate its 40th reunion this summer.
FHS Class of ’82, which had 654 graduates, will celebrate that milestone anniversary Saturday, July 9, at The Lighthouse, 6800 Baum Drive.
Class President (and Class Clown) Vik Moore has worked on the plans for more than a year and has been promoting the reunion through social media (on Facebook, it is the Big Blu Reu ’82 and also can be accessed through farragutbigblue82reu.com), word of mouth and, of this week, has sold 82 tickets.
“We would love other classes to come, too, but are prioritizing Class of ’82,” he said,
noting class Secretary Gwen Gray also has been offering
Although he now lives in Middle Tennessee, Moore
still feels very tied to his Farragut roots and is hoping for a large turnout for the upcoming reunion.
“I cried at our graduation because we couldn’t have another four years,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to all of us getting together, as many as we can.”
Single tickets are $65 each, or $100 per couple and can be purchased via Venmo (@Vik-Moore), Cashapp ($fhsbigblue1982), PayPal ( email@example.com) or by sending a check, made out to Big Blue 40, then mailing to Big Blue REU, P.O. Box 17034, Nashville TN 37217
Moore also offered additional options, including a “Life Raft” option to help defray the costs for classmates wishing to attend but being strapped financially.
In addition to classmates attending, Moore is asking for volunteers to help with set up or clean up duties.
He has remained close to classmate Doug Floyd, who, along with fellow class and drama club members, Carl Thoma and Jeff Morgan, initially made up “The Quads,” a fun performance group that made appearances at school, parties and other events, traveling in Moore’s old ‘62 Chevy Impala, aka “The Quadmobile,” he painted with the group’s insignia.
By that time, Moore already had made a name for himself regionally on WOKI-FM, where he appeared regularly as a variety of characters, including “Captain Space.”
“[DJ] Brother John had a call-in show, and one night, out of 12 calls, I was nine of them, using different voices,” Moore recalled.
Over the years, he has worked in the mental health field and maintained a radio presence in several genres, which now even includes podcasting. Since last year, he has been recording and producing podcasts of former classmates to help promote the upcoming reunion on Spotify and podomatic.com.
Those episodes so far have featured interviews with Floyd, Gray and Morgan, along with Robbin Paige Sharp, Adam Brown, Robin (Sharp) Cobb, Billy Kitchens, Staci Dagenhart and even a few from other graduating classes, including Scott McBride (Class of ’84, and a former Quad), Tricia Mills Baher (Class of ’85) and Jeff Joslin (Class of ’80).
For more information, contact Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.