Inspired by the Woodrow class of 1967 collection of memories of the Kennedy Assassination (they were at J. L. Long Middle School at the time), the Dallas Children’s Theater and The Sixth Floor Museum collaborated on a play to inform those who are too young to have memories of the event.
The play was performed in the school auditorium and the student body had a chance to ask questions of the many dignitaries present and about two dozen members of the class of 1967.
After the performance, a luncheon was given at Mariano’s Hacienda for the committee and the visitors.
The restaurant is owned by alumnus Mariano Martinez and his wife, Wanda, who both attended Woodrow. Mariano, who is the inventor of the frozen margarita, was honored a few years ago by The Smithsonian, which now displays his machine. Christopher Wilson of the Smithsonian assured everyone that they “are taking good care of it.”
Each visiting dignitary was presented a copy of “A Treasury of Texas Trivia” by Bill Cannon, a 1948 alumnus of Woodrow.