2010 Reunion Plans

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Events Plans

Roberta Walker sent the following letter to class members on June 5, 2010:

124 Battley Dairy Road
Hamlet, NC 28345
June 5, 2010

Dear Classmates,

Our deadline, June 15, yes, June 15, is approaching for your Reunion reservation and your inclusion in the Reunion Directory Booklet. This booklet will be the best ever. Not only will it contain our deceased classmates’ section, it will also contain verbal/oral memories, photographic memories, and candid shots from both nights of this year’s reunion. To help make this the best treasure yet, I need help from only some of you. If you have already sent everything in, please overlook this letter. I apologize. Even if you can’t attend, please send in your info and memories. (That will save time in someone having to call you.) Please help us.  Thanks so much in advance.

NEED THE FOLLOWING: (check your list)

1. ________ your presence accompanied with monies.
2. ________ your biography (information) since high school
3. ________ memories……..…..anything (written)  you remember in grade school up to graduation (as many memories as you wish to contribute)
4. ________ article/articles, “In Remembrance”,  written about a deceased classmate or classmates (WE ONLY HAVE ONE --BY LYNN STEEN ON BILLY RICH)

5. ________ memories………...……..old pictures of classmates from grade school up to graduation
6. ________ anything you would like to enter in our scrap book such as newspaper write-ups about yourself or your family, obituaries, weddings, accomplishments, etc.

Also, thank you for all the donations!!!! We NOW have been able to hire a decorator to really make the sock hop on Friday night look like an old-fashioned sock hop. Having heard from some of you, I know we girls will look great in our poodle shirts. If you need help in locating one, let me know. Also, guys, don’t forget your outfit. If you need help, let us know. They are very inexpensive to buy or to rent. If you played sports and could find an old baseball or football outfit, cheerleading outfit, for instance, that would look great, especially since we will be making pictures of the old team members, cheerleaders, glee club, etc.

We are also able to make Saturday night look like our 1960 prom. We will have Elvis, yes, Elvis (literally), a soda shop section, many 45’s, old cars, and even a juke box. When you enter, you can’t help but feel you are back in the 50’s. So come prepared to hear only 50’s music both nights.

I don’t want to give away all our surprises, so come prepared for fun, fun, and more fun.

Thank you again for all your help. We are getting up in age, and so we are going all out for this, our 50th Reunion.  Keep in mind, we are losing classmates, and our health is not as good as it once was. So please, please, please……….. make a last  effort to attend.

Without your help, the reunion will not, and would not, be a SUCCESS.

If there is anything any of you would like to do or to help out doing, let me know. We don’t turn away anybody.!!!!! This is your reunion, remember that. We have tried to incorporate all of your suggestions from the last reunion, and they are always appreciated. We want to please each and everyone of you.

There are still some available rooms left at the Holiday Express (group rate) only until midnight June 14.
Your classmate and friend,




Roberta Walker and the reunion committee e-mailed the following letter to class members on January 22, 2010, with reunion plans.  The letter was snail-mailed to the one for which we don't have an e-mail address.  If you did not receive a letter it is probably because Roberta does not have your current e-mail address or your postal address, so please get in touch with her (see class addresses page).  The committee is hoping to have 96% participation this year. 


Class of 1960  
Hamlet High School  
Hamlet, North Carolina

January 22, 2010

Dear Classmates,
Our 50th Class Reunion is planned for Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Ballroom in Hamlet. (former Levine's Dept Store) On Friday we will meet at 6:00 for heavy hors d'oeuvres and a 1960's Sock Hop. We have engaged the DJ of the Sandhills Shag Club, Mr. Roy Childress of Lexington, from 7:00-11:00. He will be playing music from the years 1957-1960. Please dress, ladies, in your poodle skirt, flip-up hair wig and bobbie socks. Guys, well, look at the movie Grease. Special entertainment from the members of the class would be nice. Surprise us and lets have fun!!!!
On Saturday morning we will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church on Charlotte Street in Hamlet for breakfast. Breakfast is being catered by the same group who is catering both nights, Simply Elegant Catering. Then we will return to the Ballroom to socialize as we decorate for the big night, or you might like to visit, nap, or just have free time.
On Saturday night we will meet again at the Ballroom at 6:00 and have our group picture made at 6:30. At 7:00 we will have the Welcome, Recognition of Guests and the Invocation. Our dinner will follow from 7:00 -8:30. After dinner, we will have the Memorial Service, and Elvis entertainment featuring Mr. Mike Helms of Fort Mills, and dancing from 8:30 until.........? The attire is "dressy."
You will not receive your Class Directory Booklet at the Reunion. They will be mailed later with your group picture. We want to include pictures in the directory that will be made during the week-end activities. The cost of the group picture is included in the week-end cost, as I was told everyone bought a picture at the last reunion. (We also don't want to spend an hour addressing envelopes and paying for the pictures like last time.)
Please make a special effort to attend the week-end events as we want THIS REUNION to be special. If you want to come and finances are a problem, let me know (this will be kept confidential).
Please fill out the sheet enclosed for the Class Directory Booklet. Please return this as soon as possible, so we can get started working on the Class Directory. Deadline for reunion is June 15, 2010.
I have 15 rooms reserved at the Holiday Express in Rockingham at 910-895-0099 until June 15 for $85 plus tax. Ask for Lindsey and mention Class of '60. If you would like to help with the reunion or be part of the entertainment, let us know.

Diana, Yvonne, Brenda, Bert, and Roberta


Friday night
Hors d'oeuvres $10
Saturday morning
Breakfast $8
Saturday night
Rib-eye Steak with all trimmings $17 (IF YOU WISH A CHICKEN BREAST, LIST BELOW)
Class Booklet $20
Class Picture $20
Price for the week-end for a couple totals $110.00
Price for the week-end for one person totals $75.00

I asked for sponsors of Elvis $400 and we have $350 donated for him so far. (He gave us a discount of $200)
We still need money for rental of Ballroom of $750. (They gave us a break of $100)
We need money for DJ of $350 and decorations $50.

We have had so many generous classmates in the past and I know we can meet this obligation of $1200 also. We are trying to keep the cost down for everyone for the week-end. So please donate generously if you can.

Sponsoring Elvis:

Carolyn Carpenter Lloyd, Mickey Hancock Nowell, Brenda Harte Holt, and Homer Smith

Sponsoring DJ:

Jimmy Kirkley in memory of Sara Harris

Paid to attend so far:
Judy Altman Hair
Bonnie Anderson
Frank Wilson Andrews
Nanette Atkinson King
Bill Bowen
Loleata Brooks

Donald Caulder
Gerald Cook
Allyn Cortright

Nelta Crump Jones
Carroll Garner
Ilene Gunter Brainard
Mickey Hancock Nowell
Larry Hardin
Brenda Harte Holt
Diana Holland Faust
Bill Horne
John Howe
Lanny Jacobs
Martha Jacobs Lair
Jimmy Kirkley
William Land
Shirley Lassiter
Hoda Levine Blau
Linda Liles Bendell
Jeanne Long Tew
Vance Mann
James David Maples
Jimmy McEwen
David Millson
Linda Monroe Utter
Shirley Morse Guthrie
Franklin Nowlan
Ora Pait Tarlton
Janice Parks Ward
Wendy Pate
Nancy Jane Polk Nowlan
John Poole
Jimmy Rachels
Bert Russ
Homer Smith
Phyllis Smith Hendrick
Virginia Steen Miller
Bill Stubbs
Roberta Walker Butler
Yvonne Wilson Graham


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