The 62nd annual Orangefield Homecoming is set for Saturday at the Orangefield Elementary Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue, drinks and serving pieces are provided by the committee. Attendees are asked to bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert.

The Paul Cormier Museum (next to the gymnasium and ball fields) will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., so it can be viewed before or after the reunion. It will close during the noon meal.

The museum was given to the school district last year by the Cormier family. There is no charge to tour it. At this time, the museum is only open on special occasions or by appointment. Not only Orangefield alumni, but anyone in the Golden Triangle area can take a peek at a magnificent collection of yesteryear.
Built to look like the streets of downtown Orangefield during the oil boom days, each “shop” is a treasure trove of collectables covering every category imaginable.

From a wall of model cars and trucks, to a garage filled with full-sized antique cars, it is full of childhood memories. Antique toys, skates from Orangefield’s 1950s skating rink and a mechanical horse are just a few of the items Paul Cormier collected and cherished.

It is a jaw dropping exhibit and the only one of its kind in the area.
Memories are what the homecoming is all about. Guests are encouraged to bring their old annuals and pictures to share with friends they may not have seen in years.

No reservations are required, everyone is welcome.

For more information or to offer suggestions call: Mary Nixon–735-3019; Kay Bilbo–7353360; Rose Benoit–883-5172; Jimmie Lea Simmons–768-1554; or Robert Montagne–697-2836

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.