NOTE: Reunion program designed by Kelly Cochran, Office Administrator at Big Cove Presbyterian Church, USA; printing compliments of Big Cove Presbyterian Church, USA.
President's Report 2010 and 2011.
CLICK HERE to see other photos of Mrs. Ward on the gallery of pictures of the 2011 annual reunion.
For the 2011 reunion, more than 50 door prizes were solicited and obtained by the 1957 host class (CLICK HERE to see the list of prizes and donors). Peggy Watson Sharp headed the effort and local merchants quickly responded to donate good prizes. Gail Dodson Birdsong wrote and sent "thank you" notes to each of those vendors. Special thanks are extended to my 1957 classmates who helped with the efforts to decorate and gather door prizes. Members of this group included Mary Meeler Rodgers, Donna West White, Carol Lee Tolbert Smith, Shirley Greenhaw Upton, Geraldine Bowling Stack, George Humphrey, Ronald Kemp, Earlene Walker Mills, James Cornelison, Ann Guerin Hooper, and Carolyn Green Sharp.
Entertainment for the reunions of 2010 and 2011 was provided graciously by the Fahrenheit singers of the Huntsville Fire Department. And did they ever do a terrific job both years! Compliments for those young men are still flowing in! Many, many thanks to them!
On a special note, a quilt sewn by families of "the village" during the year 1927 has been on display during both reunions. Pat Martinson has been kind to share the quilt both years. Buddy Burkett built a quilt hanger that he donated to the association to display the quilt.
The kitchen volunteers provided great support and operated a smooth flowing meal stream during the two reunions. This group consisted of Betty Franklin Frasier, Joann Becht, Paula Franklin, and Ruby Pope. Trena Rice Powers kept the drink line flowing in good order.
Sue Smith Clark and Louise Rousseau Sulcer kept the sign-in desk in a most efficient manner and we appreciate their efforts.
We certainly thank all of those that have been named as I realize that without their efforts, the reunions would not have resulted in the success that occurred. They all did a terrific job. There are others that I'm sure I have missed, but I'm thankful to all who have made the reunions go well.
A special thanks is extended to those in the past who have made this reunion what it is. Thanks to Ann Schrimsher Franklin for the door prize tickets that she donated and for her efforts with the web site. Also a special thanks to Jackson Way Baptist Church for the facility.
CLICK HERE to see who attended this year's reunion.
We are sad to say that 29 of our association relatives and friends died since last year's reunion. CLICK HERE to see their names.
Treasurer's Report by Sue Smith Clark, August 6, 2011
Our thanks : To the reunion's "unofficial photographer," Bill Starr, for once again giving us a wonderful set of photos showing a wonderful gathering of folks.
Our website: The traffic on the website continues to be steady - up to 25,572 - 'amazing! Who would have thought it - that our little website could be so popular and would go on to celebrate its 7th year? 'Wow!
To honor our webmaster Craig Clontz, two of our Rison-Dallas Association members, Glenn and Sally Hymer, asked for the privilege of making a donation to Craig's favorite charity. The Hymers said:
"We continue to be very appreciative of Craig's expertise in maintaining the Rison-Dallas website, especially since he was neither a Rison student nor a Dallas resident, and we are amazed that he continues to do that from year to year free of charge. We live in Birmingham and being able to view the website allows us to "visit" familiar people, places and things that are so dear to us."
That's all for this year.
We look forward to seeing you at our next reunion - August 4, 2012.
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