(LKCS 50th Anniversary Celebration, Facebook)

Dresden’s high school is celebrating its ‘golden anniversary’ on the weekend.

The event is planned for Saturday June 17, as Lambton-Kent Composite School celebrates its 50th year.

Nicole Martin, one of the event organizers, told the Sydenham Current the recent improvements at the school will be on full display for the Cardinal alumni.

“If somebody hasn’t seen the school in the past ten years… it is something to see,” she said.

“There are new science labs, new English rooms there has been renovations to the library. There is the incredible new improvements to the back campus. There is a gorgeous track, outdoor exercise equipment and the Dresden Trillium Trail goes through the school property now.”

Martin said the festivities start at 8 a.m. with a breakfast in the LKCS cafetorium, hosted by Burns Family Restaurant.

“They are coming in to do all of the cooking,” she said.

“It is $10 and it’s going to have eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, juice, coffee and tea. We are not selling advanced tickets, but we would love it if people would go onto our Facebook page and let us know numbers of people that they are bringing because we need to give a number to Burns.”

The Facebook page can be seen, by clicking here.

Martin said a ‘Ford Drive One for LKCS’ fundraising event is taking place as well.

“It is on Trerice Street on the north side of the school. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. That is being put on by the Booster Club and they are doing it with the Dresden Agricultural Society. The Dresden Agricultural Society is going to put on a barbecue out there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.”

Martin said Dresden Minor Soccer will be holding their regular night of soccer, but running it on Saturday afternoon instead from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new back campus.

Inside the school stating at 10:30 a.m., they are having opening ceremonies.

“We will have guided tours,” she said.

“One room is set up as a graffiti room, we have another one that is L-K trivia, we have got decade displays in the cafeteria, old pictures of staff and whatever graduating class pictures we could find. They have another display that is student council. They are getting the school all ready to showcase it.”

Martin said Chatham-Kent Public Library will be in attendance and will be holding activities for kids in the gym from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starting at at 3 p.m. the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 113 will open their “LKCS Night”, which is open for everyone to stop in.

Martin said there are some students at the school that have been helping out and will be there on the day of the event.

“We have got some volunteers that are coming in the day of that are helping us do registration,” she said.

“There will be kids from the school that will help with tours and looking after the cafeteria. We will have some kids that we are calling our ‘Geek Squad’ because we have a Snap Chat filter and none of us know how to do this but these kids will be able to help us with it.”

Martin said they are hoping that a few hundred people to stop by and enjoy the event.


– Photo credit: LKCS 50th Anniversary Celebration, Facebook

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