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  Alumni Association to Meet 4/12/08
  Scholarships Awarded;Donations Sought
  Coaldigger Museum Needs New Roof
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From the Alumni Association
2008 Reunion

The 2008 Gary High School reunion will be held on August 7, 8 & 9, 2008 at the Holiday Inn in Charleston, WV. Some activities already planned are a picnic and "School Color Dance" with a DJ on Thursday night and they are going to have a dance and a DJ on Friday night. Golfing, Bingo and a trip to Tri-State Gambling Center and a banquet and dance on Saturday night. Ernie Freeman will be in charge of the golf and the dance on Saturday night will have a live band called The Legends in Choncert Show and Dance Band. They are a very good band, they played on Friday and Saturday night at our 2006 reunion. You did not have to be a graduate from Gary High School to be entitled to come to the reunion as long as you went to Gary High School some. If you do not get a reunion letter from Betty by the middle of February, then that means that she does not have your address and year that you would have graduated. Please send it to her so she can send you a reunion letter. If you have any questions or suggestions about the reunion please direct them to : Betty Popovich Ridgeway, 721 Wadsworth Drive, Richmond, VA 23236. (bettyridgeway@verizon.net)

Class of 1958

During the upcoming GHS reunion the class of 1958 will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Plans are to have a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the hotel on Friday evening. This will be the time to get reqcquainted, share photos and recall memories of our school days. The 2008 reunion information will be mailed in late January and will include an information form to be completed and returned. A booklet will be given to everyone who completes this form. Questions or suggestions- -please contact Betty Popovich Ridgeway, 721 Wadsworth Drive, Richmond, VA 23236 by phone (804) 272-1443 or by email bettyridgeway@verizon.net.

Membership

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.

Scholarships

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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