A Banquet in Celebration of the Past
The place to be on Saturday, October 3rd, was Trinity Bible College's 60th Anniversary Homecoming Banquet. Jack Strom, banquet emcee and current Trinity president, welcomed the approximately 320 alumni and guests who enjoyed reminiscing with old classmates and new friends as they dined on a roast beef dinner.
After the meal, an all-alumni choir performed three spirit-enlivening songs: "The Longer I Serve Him, the Sweeter He Grows"; "Your Grace Still Amazes Me" (which featured a duet by Tim and Sybil Peterson); and "You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)."
Three past Trinity presidents, along with their wives, attended the banquet: Ray and Marge Trask, Howard and Barbara Young, and Lowell and Connie Lundstrom. The immediate past president and his wife, Dennis and Joan Niles, had been on campus for homecoming but unfortunately had to leave before the banquet because of a prior engagement. Tim Wead, son of past president Roy Wead, was also in attendance and related several entertaining anecdotes about his father.
After notable comments from Tim Wead, Ray Trask, and Howard Young, Connie Lundstrom recalled the years she and Lowell spent at Trinity before introducing her husband as the keynote speaker. And Lowell Lundstrom brought back memories as he preached the Word as only Lowell can preach. At one point he even climbed a stepladder to emphasize that a person's Christian walk must always be a series of steps that lead ever higher.
Alumni lingered long after the banquet was over as they searched through old photographs and yearbooks that had been scattered on the tables. Laughter and exclamations of delight rang out as one person after another discovered photos of themselves from Trinity's yesteryears!