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ParsonsCollege reunion plans moving forward

Plans for observing the 130th anniversary of the founding of Parsons College and the 50th anniversary of the arrival of college president Millard G. Roberts to Fairfield are coming together, announced organizer George Jordan III, a 1968 alumnus from Lenox, Mass.

The event is being planned for June 2-5 in Fairfield.

The main event will be An Iowa Homecoming, " Iowa's welcome to a closed college," at 2 p.m. June 4 in Central Park, said Jordan.

The "Town & Gown Social" is free and open to all, he continued. "Our goal is to once again honor the history and legacy of Parsons College with due pomp and circumstance."

The homecoming welcome will feature speakers, acknowledgement of officials from the old days of Iowa Conference, Iowa government and Iowa business and industrial communities.

Later that evening, a social hour, dinner with a speaker,auction of memorabilia items and a dance will be at the Elks Lodge.

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