The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 19, 2010

Upcoming local reunions


DuBois Reunion — The DuBois High School Reunion will be held at Country Inns and Suites, Beckley, on Sept. 3-5. Registration is scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. and continue through 9 p.m. There will be a get together Friday night from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Conference Center, Country Inns and Suites. There will be food, music and a fashion show. On Saturday, Sept. 4, registration continues from 9 a.m. Bingo is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at Country Inns and Suites. The red carpet will be rolled out at 5:30 p.m., with the banquet scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Tamarack. Following the banquet, there will be a dance from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Tamarack. Sunday’s church service will begin at 10 a.m. with Pastor Joseph Wallace of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the Conference Center at Country Inns and Suites. At 1 p.m., there will be a picnic in the Conference Center. For additional information, call 304-469-6108 or 304-465-5392.



Stone-Pauley — The 53rd Stone and Pauley Reunion will be Sept. 4-5 at Hawks Nest State Park, beginning at 1 p.m. each day. Please bring a covered dish.



Minden Reunion — The 30th anniversary of the Minden Reunion will be observed Saturday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 6. A Saturday get-together on Sept. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. is planned for early arrivals to socialize with friends, at Minden Community Meeting Center, Inc. in Minden. “Coal miner” beans and corn bread, plus desserts, will be available at no charge. On Sunday morning, Sept. 5, a worship service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Minden Community Meeting Center, Inc. in Minden. Scheduled this year is the Rev. Jack Barker, pastor of the Minden Missionary Baptist Church. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, Minden friends will join together at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center (old National Guard Armory), 469 Central Avenue, Oak Hill, for a buffet dinner at 1 p.m. The charge is $15 per person. Please stop at the information table to sign in and pick up your tickets. On Sept. 6, if you plan to walk on the Minden-to-Thurmond Walk along the Mary Ingles Trail, please meet at 9 a.m. at the Lewis Center. There will be a $5 charge per person, which includes a picnic lunch in Thurmond. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 26. If you need additional information, please contact Christina Shieler Law, president, at 304-469-3437 (home) or Sharon Watkins Conner, treasurer, PO Box 418, Minden, WV 25879-0418; 304-465-0279 (home) or 304-465-1879 (work).



Taylor-Bryant — The Taylor-Bryant Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 beginning at noon at Shelter #1, Fayette County Park, Beckwith. Please bring a covered dish and drink of your choice. For more information, call Leah at 304-663-4677.



CHS Class of 1960 — The Collins High School Class of 1960 will hold its 50-year class reunion  on Sept. 3-4, Friday night at the Scout Cabin and Saturday night at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center. Addresses are needed for the following classmates:  Charles Akers, Jessie Barrett, Ann Blevins, Patty Boardwine, Jerry Bowyer, Judy Burgess, William Craft, David Douglas, Oscar Epperly, Barbara Farmer, Linda Garrett, Ellen Harvey, Dorothy Johnson, Carol Jones, Johnny Kees, Kathleen Kees, Sherry Morris, Barbara Painter, Norma Rose, Jackie Sizemore, and Ann Klapp. If you have any information on these people, please contact one of the following: Denny Cole at 304-469-3068, Jerry Wickline at 304-465-0798, Dorothy Pauley Hall at 304-469-6343, Judy Miller Rodes at 304-469-3816, or Ruby Adkins Garrett at 304-465-3733.



OHHS Class of 1990 — The Oak Hill High School Class of 1990 will hold its 20-year reunion Sept. 3 through Sept. 5. On Friday, Sept. 3, there will be a meet and greet at Smokey’s on the Gorge from 6 until 7 p.m. followed by dinner and group pictures. Dress is casual. A cash bar is located in the restaurant. Dinner and DJ service will be on the lower deck. Class members wishing to take part in the Oak Leaf Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 4 should meet at High Lawn Cemetery no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday. Children are welcome. The parade is set for 11 a.m., and class members are invited for family fun at Collins Park behind Collins Middle School following the parade for pizza and refreshments. On Sunday, Sept. 5, there will be a service at Life Bridge Church at 10:30 a.m. The church is located across from King Coal Chevrolet. Golf Day at Bridge Haven is planned for Sunday, as well as fireworks at 8:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce with Red Devil cake and pnch. Live music will be performed at Oak Hill High School from 1 to 4 p.m., and the Chili Cookoff is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fayette Institute of Technology (Vo-Tech). Cost for class members is $50 which includes dinner, a 20-year reunion T-shirt for the OHHS Class of 1990, a class photo and a memory booklet. Cost for each additional dinner guest is $20. Also, add an additional $10 for an extra T-shirt, or $13 for an extra XXL shirt. Those who do not RSVP and still wish to attend will not receive a gift packet and will have to pay the non-discounted price for dinner at the door.



Myles School — An attempt is being made to locate former students at Myles School for a possible reunion in late September. Any information as to phone numbers and/or addresses will be greatly appreciated. Contact Thelma Tincher Tolbert at 304-252-6979 or Mary Olenick Johns at 304-465-5081.



Cannelton Reunion — The Cannelton Reunion will be held Aug. 21 at Shelter #6 at the Fayette County Park in Beckwith. Bring your family’s old photos. For information, call Randy or Earl Danbery at 304-442-9395, Lillian Goodson at 304-442-4784 or Bob Mulligan at 304-574-2546.



OHHS Class of 1990 — The Oak Hill High School Class of 1990 is preparing for its upcoming 20-year class reunion and organizers are in need of addresses or contact information for classmates. You can forward your information to the following: ohhsclassof1990@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at OHHS Class of 1990 20 Year Reunion. You can also send information in the mail to Bud Fox’s Body Shop and Towing in care of Class Reunion, 100 Valentine Rd., Glen Jean, WV 25846.



GBHS Class of 1952 — The Gauley Bridge Class of 1952 will meet again in 2011. Plans will be printed as they become available.



MHS Class of 1950 — The Montgomery High School Class of 1950 will hold its 60-year class reunion on Aug. 27-28 at the Charleston House Holiday Inn in Charleston. For more information, call Barbara Brown Chaffins at 304-442-9123 or Betty Jo Walker Whittington at 304-442-4954



GBHS Class of 1980 — The Gauley Bridge High School Class of 1980 will stage its 30-year reunion on Friday, Sept. 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Glen Ferris Inn. For more, visit the reunion’s Facebook page for GBHS Class of 1980 30 Year Reunion.