The Annual TARP Reunion was held on July 2 at McAdams Recreation Center. TARP (Teen Age Recreational Program) began at McAdams Park in 1955 to provide a safe place for teens to socialize. 

This was the third year for the TARP Reunion, held each year near or around the July 4th holiday. The event has grown into a homecoming, with former TARP regulars making the trip back to Wichita for this gathering of friends. 

“It really is a fun event,” said Parlene Warren one of the event organizers. 

Reunion attendees enjoyed music from “back in the day” and recalled the “good ole days” when music was soulful and singers could sing.

The reunion was a time for old friends to get together and reminisce about the weekly dance.