Brazil High School Class of 1963 will have its 40th anniversary June 28.
Alan Barcus, the class teacher, coach, and sponsor, was an All-American runner in college at Indiana State and he's had a great career in music since leaving teaching in 1970.
He unfortunately has a performance in South Bend on the evening of the reunion which he must attend. But he was far more concerned about missing a basketball challenge that had been issued by one of the class's former teammates.
When he was inducted into the ISU Hall of Fame, Jay McGill told him he and another teammate would take on Alan and a player of his choosing anytime, anywhere and then added a few foolish taunts.
It was finally arranged to get everyone together on the weekend of the class reunion.
Alan said he probably would have sent his regrets about the 28th, but a couple of weeks ago at a meeting in Indianapolis someone slipped him a message saying "You're going down on the 28th." He figured it had to have come from McGill
Now Alan has two appointments on June 28th that he can't Miss. He asked if the team could reschedule the game to 11a.m. so he could drive down from LaPorte, play basketball, and then drive to South Bend and play music.
The challenge game will take place at the Clay County YMCA in Brazil, fittingly, on the site of the original Brazil High School. The Y will be open and any non-members can obtain a day pass for free if it is their first time to visit. The class would like to extend an invitation to anyone who played on any of the Clay County teams during the 1960's to come in from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. and play some informal games.