Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

September 24, 2013

85-year ‘Ram Jam’ set for Friday

Kenneth Hart
The Independent

RACELAND — The second Ram Jam, a reunion open to anyone who’s ever graduated, attended or been associated with Raceland High School in any fashion, is scheduled for Friday.

The first such event, held in 2008, marked the 80th anniversary of the establishment of a high school at Raceland. Friday’s festivities will mark the 85th anniversary of that occasion, organizer Terry Stevens said.

The program will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight in the gymnasium of the old high school, Stevens said. Entertainment will be provided by Craig Haney, who Stevens described as “a one-man band.”

There is no set admission fee, but Stevens said donations will be welcome to help cover the costs of insurance and cleanup. Any money left over will go toward putting on a 90-year Ram Jam in 2018, he said.

The last Ram Jam drew more than 600, including a woman who was amember of the high school’s original graduating class, Stevens said, adding he was hopeful for a similar turnout this time.

The event was scheduled to coincide with Raceland-Worthington High School’s homecoming football game on Friday night. Also, according to Stevens, several Raceland graduating classes are holding reunions this weekend, which he said should help boost attendance for the all-classes Ram Jam.

More information about the Ram Jam may be obtained by calling Stevens at (606) 465-7753 or Marsha Bledsoe Tuell at (606) 465-9321.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.