It was a sweet serande for Colonist alumni when the son and granddaughter of beloved Anaheim coach Wayne Atkins performed for those gathered at Saturday’s AHS Alumni Association (AHSAA) “Spring Fling Membership Drive Kick-Off Party” at the historic Founders’ Park.
The event marked the Alumni Association’s fourth year of incorporation and helped raise funds for student scholarships, campus improvement projects and preservation efforts. The celebration also provided an opportunity to remember Coach Atkins, one of Anaheim High’s favorite instructors, as well as an integral player in the school’s legendary football program.
Mitch Atkins, who graduated from Anaheim High in 1980, was on hand with his daughter Krissy, an accomplished singer and pianist, to accept the “Outstanding Colonist Family Award.”
Along with the performance by the family duo, attendees enjoyed tours of the park’s historic homes, servings of strawberry shortcake and lemonade and the fellowship with members of the Colonist family. The 2012-2013 AHSAA membership year runs from June 30, 2012 to July 1, 2013. Click here for the membership form: DONOR FORM 2012
For additional information on the AHSAA, visit www.anaheimcolonists.com.