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Report on 50th Year ACHS Class of 1961 reunion Nov. 5, 2011
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL: At November 5, 2011, class reunion at Mulligan's, with Hon. R.L. Walker as emcee, 59 of 162 classmates in attendance PLUS 38 guests. Class dignitaries were recognized, Joe Pyles gives special awards, and a special event conducted by Pat Glasgow and the Honorable R.L. Walker allowed certain classmates to make corrections to their "Permanent Records." Planning is already underway for the class to reunite again in 2016.
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By Glenn Glasgow
The Adair County High School Class of 1961 held their 50th Year class reunion November 5, 2011 at Mulligan's Restaurant at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson College.
Fifty nine of the 162 classmates listed in the 1961 Commencement Program attended, along with 38 guests and one 1961 ACHS teacher, Wayne Smith. A current class roster was issued to all attending, as well as information sheets including classmates family member names, occupations, hobbies, and best (and worst) memories of their years at ACHS. Those attending had to follow strict "Rules for the Evening" - violated by several attendees- and viewed several exhibits (Beta Club, Senior Trip, Basket Ball Team) including a Memorial Display of the twenty deceased classmates.
Sonny and Trilby Vance provided music from the 50s/60s era.
Following a group picture by Helen Williams (270-384-2356), Richard Lee Walker welcomed classmates, Alton Wolford offered Table Grace, and everyone enjoyed a lovely buffet meal, followed by a short program, with Pat Glasgow serving as Master of Ceremony. Following recognition of living faculty (Brooks Coomer, Doris Jean Browning Depp, Al Sullivan, Louis Haynes, Joseph Parnell, Ruby Roach, and Wayne Smith, who was present) and the reading, by Nancy Estes McKinney, of the names of deceased classmates, Pat Glasgow recognized Miss ACHS of 1961 (Linda Moss Loy) - and offered recognition of - and apologies to - those classmates rumored deceased (Alton Wolford, Bessie White Cape, Raymond Grant, Beverly McGowen Lane) but very much alive.
Joe Pyles granted awards to those who had traveled the greatest distance (550+ miles; Georgia/Doug Coomer & Mississippi/Marla Carter Jent), had the most grandchildren (18- Glenna Neat Hammond), least changed since high school (Michael Owens), and a special award to a classmate (Judith Henson Goodin) pursing a new career (nursing). Pat Glasgow and Richard Lee Walker presided over a special event that allowed several classmates (Bill Aaron, Doug Coomer, Nathan Dillingham, Dickie Hamilton, and Pat Glasgow) present to make corrections to their "Permanent Records". The reunion was a great success and enjoyed by those attending.
The Reunion Committee expresses their appreciation to all classmates who provided assistance organizing the event and financially contributed to cover reunion expenses. We look forward to the 55th reunion in 2016!
This story was posted on 2011-11-24 10:30:15
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