A Madera High School alumnus who operates a wine tasting room is set to host an all-class reunion Saturday.
Darren Schmall — owner of Appellation California, 32749 Avenue 7 — graduated from Madera High School in 1983. Having attended his class reunions, Schmall said the idea of hosting one for all former Coyotes surged because he often missed seeing friends in the gatherings.
“Many of us that went to Madera High were friends with students in multiple classes, not necessarily just our class,” Schmall said. “We might have had friends in classes ahead of us or behind us, but when we have our typical class reunions we only see those who graduated together. So this would be a great way to have people who didn’t graduate together, but were friends, get together. It’s almost like a family reunion rather than just a class reunion.”
The property boasts an expansive lawn area, shaded by a valley oak tree, where a four-band lineup is set to perform, he said...