Encinal Class of ’81 Reunion Update

Organizer Ed Song says the first day of the Encinal High School Class of 1981 30th reunion (being held August 12 and 13) surpassed his expectations.

“Have you ever been in a situation where you met someone that you haven’t seen in 30 years? Now times that by close to 100 people! It was so amazing to see everyone!” Song wrote. “You could just feel the electricity in the air.”

Song says he would like to “throw a special shout out to Tim at McGee’s who was so kind to let us have our ‘meet and greet’ event there.”

“We also had members from the Encinal Alumni Association join us, and I’m happy to report that a lot of our classmate are now part of this worthy cause,” he added.

Members of the Class of 1981 are set to meet at Encinal High for the class tour at 11 a.m. today to walk down memory lane.

Tonight, the class celebrates a dinner/dance on board a Hornblower Bay cruise. Sounds like it will be another fun time for everyone.


Truck Plows into McGee’s on Park Street


A driver of a Toyoto four-door pick-up truck slammed into the entryway of McGee’s Bar & Grill at 1645 Park Street at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

Several firetrucks responded after the accident knocked out water and electricity at the bar, and smoke from the tires (caused by the driver attempting to move the vehicle) initially sparked concerns of a fire at the popular watering hole.

According to firefighters at the scene, the driver walked away from the accident and refused medical attention. No injuries were reported as of 9 p.m., though extensive damage to the front of McGee’s was caused by the accident.

Two blocks of Park Street (between Lincoln and Buena Vista avenues) had to be closed while the truck was towed away.