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  Alumni Association to Meet 4/12/08
  Scholarships Awarded;Donations Sought
  Coaldigger Museum Needs New Roof
  Patsy White Scholarship Established
  Flash Floods hit McDowell AGAIN


From the Alumni Association

Join the Gary High School Alumni Association. The annual membership fee is $12. Checks should be made payable to Gary High School Alumni Association and should be sent to Robert L. Little, P.O. Box 782, Bluefield, WV 24701. On your check, please indicate the year in which your class graduated. Already a member? Please remember to send in your annual dues--you will not receive a reminder.


The GHS Alumni Association awards scholarships to deserving students. The students are sons or daughters of GHS Alumni. Those who receive scholarships are awarded $250 each. Donations to the scholarship fund are greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to Gary High School Scholarship Fund and should be sent to Robert L. Little, P.O. Box 782, Bluefield, WV 24701.

Coaldigger Museum

The Alumni Association has purchased a building to house the Coaldigger Museum. If you have GHS-related items that you'd like to donate, direct them to Sid Cure, P.O. Box 336, Gary, WV 24836. Photos should be framed and labelled. Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks should be made payable to Gary High School and directed to Robert L. Little, P.O. Box 782, Bluefield, WV 24701. Please note on your check whether it is for the payment of dues, donation to the scholarship fund or donation to the museum.

Address Updates

Moving? Please send us you new address so that we can update our records. Direct them to Betty Popovich Ridgeway, 721 Wadsworth Drive, Richmond, VA 23236.

This information provided by Carolyn S. Little, '63, Co-Treasurer.
From the Archives of the Welch Daily News
Gary Football Champs--Thirty-Five Years Later 02-12-2002
Blue Skies, Crisp Temperatures Make for Beautiful Parade       11-11-1977
Maroon Wave Closes Welch-Gary Football History    11-12-1977
Gary Crushes Welch to Win Area, County Championship    11-12-1970
Coaldiggers Outlast Welch Defense 13-0    11-12-1966
Gary Coaldiggers Stun Locals, Win at Gary Friday 19-14    11-12-1960
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