Graduates of the Pascagoula High School class of 1974 toured their old school Friday morning, kicking off a weekend of activities for their 40th reunion.
Their high school, which opened in 1939 on Pascagoula Street, is now Bayside Village Senior Apartments. Another building on the property is being converted into the Mississippi Maritime Museum.
About two dozen alumni showed up for the tour, then pitched in on community service projects at the apartments.
"It's so nice to connect with the people from the beginning of your life," said alumna Marci Smiles Footer. "It's a good feeling."
Other activities include an art show by classmate Bennie Weinberg and dinner at the Tiki in Gautier.
About 200 graduates are expected to attend the reunion gala at 7 p.m. today at the new Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula.