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Former Classmates Reunite After 30 Years To Open Time Capsules

Posted at 7:13 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 19:13:48-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A rare reunion was held Friday at a Lexington elementary school where a group of former students gathered to dig up a time capsule they buried 30 years ago.

“To get this window, back to where we were, and to see these kids sitting in this gymnasium where we used to sit, it was kind of surreal,” said former student Marshall Fields.

The students had not been in the gym for 30 years, but Friday, they returned to read the current students a letter they wrote to them back in 1989. Along with that letter, there was a map to the location of their time capsule.

The reunited friends went on a bit of a treasure hunt and after a little help from a metal detector and a shovel, they found the time capsule.

“We did find a baseball, we found a piece of candy, we found a penny, we found an almanac, we found one of the first Kentucky lottery scratch-off tickets,” said former student Jason Wells.

Thirty years underground didn’t treat the items well, but for Wells and Fields, this day was about the people.

“I haven’t seen a lot of these people since school so to get together, meet and greet, have a good time,” said Wells.

They’re hoping it won’t be another 30 years before they reunite again.