The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Reunions

June 2, 2011

Reunions

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GBHS All-Class Reunion — According to organizer Betty Jo Cole Donato, volunteers are needed to clean up the school in advance of the reunion. Cleanup will be held on Friday, June 10 beginning at 5 p.m. If further cleanup is necessary, a second day is set for Saturday, June 18 beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone with questions or wishing to lend a hand can contact Donato at bjdonato@wvdsl.net or call her at 304-872-2271 (work) or 304-619-3889 (cell). The reunion will run from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26. On June 24, the school, which is now the Gauley Bridge Community Center and is dedicated to the memory of Ruby Winebrenner, will open at 4 p.m. for final reunion setup. Anyone who would like to have a booth can contact Donato. Following is a schedule for Saturday, June 25: 9 a.m. — golf scramble, Hawks Nest State Park Golf Course (those who wish to take part are urged to register with Donato as soon as possible); 1 p.m. — parade through Main Street (lineup at 12:30 p.m. at Scrabble Creek tennis courts; walking entries are advised to meet at the fire department to be placed in the lineup; participants should call or e-mail Donato and tell her what type of entry you will have) 2:30 p.m. — ladies fast-pitch softball game, Neal Field up Scrabble Creek (odd-year teams will play even-year teams; concessions will be available); 3 p.m. to midnight — high school will be open (a representative from Hatcher’s Music in Oak Hill will have a booth to sell CDs of the music of James Warren); 5:30 p.m. — women’s basketball game at the gym (odd-year teams will play even-year teams, and concessions will be available; price of admission is $5, which will cover both games and the sock hop afterwards); 7 p.m. —  men’s basketball game at the gym (odd-year teams will play even-year teams, and concessions will be available; this will also feature alumni cheerleaders and jazz band and Mr. Warren); and 8 p.m. (or immediately following second game) to midnight — old fashioned sock hop in the gym (Clarence “Lu Lu” Shepherd will be the deejay). On Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the school will be open for socializing, group photos, etc. Contact Donato if you are planning to attend, participate in the parade, any of the games, jazz band, majorettes, cheerleaders, etc. She can be reached at bjdonato@wvdsl.net or call her at 304-872-2271 (work) or 304-619-3889 (cell).

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