May 4 Covered Dish Supper

Last Saturday evening, more than 30 classmates and spouses gathered at Grace Episcopal Church on Merrimon Ave.  Principal Don Jones and wife Gladys wrote that they had weekend company and couldn’t attend; however, they are looking forward to joining us at the 50th.

Robin Kirby Duncan traveled the farthest distance from Wylie, TX near Dallas.  She was in town checking on her mother.  Jim Robertson and wife Claire from Maryland were runners up.  They were here since they will miss the 50th (their son is getting married that weekend).  Jimmy Hoyle came and brought along Leslie Johnson and wife.  Leslie has retired from his CPA practice, and he and Robin live at their beach house in Bluffton, SC.  Charlie Worley had pictures:  he and Nancy became first-time grandparents that week when daughter Megan and her husband had a son.  Click here to see photos from the supper.

We had a sharing session when everyone told something about his or her life.  We noted that, at this stage, many classmates had at least one artificial joint.  Then there were David Brott and his wife Dot who have hiked all but the last 240 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  They will work on those last miles this summer.

Jean Clayton gave an overview of the 50th Reunion.  She reminded classmates that the committee would like items for the raffle on Saturday evening.  Gladys brought a cork wreath she had made, enduring comments about her wine consumption (she’s a part-time bartender).  Michael Hughey repeated his promise to donate some of his calligraphy and Charlie Worley some of his photography work.  Anyone else who has a donation for the raffle (perhaps even a gift certificate or a night at a beach house), please e-mail Suzanne Pollitt Smith.

What did you miss?  Good food, good fellowship, and good conversation.  Most of all, a heads up on recognizing classmates at the 50th this fall!

50 for the 50th

Each member of your Reunion Committee has pledged and given at least $50 for the 50th reunion.  Some members have given more, choosing to sponsor certain aspects of the total cost.  Also, five classmates who are not on the Reunion Committee have contributed.  We hope you’ll do the same so that we all are invested and can hopefully keep the weekend events more affordable.

Reunion expenses include meals, space rental, mailings, reunion program, newsletter, teacher meals, and a DJ to play “our music.”  Additionally, we have guaranteed 20 sleeping rooms at Crowne Plaza each night and must pay a penalty if we do meet that quota.

Do two things today!  Send a contribution to our treasurer and make the check to Lee Edwards Class of 1963.

Mail it to:
Becki Plemmons
154 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Also, if you’re staying at Crowne Plaza (and we hope you are), make room reservations NOW!  Click here for information about making a reservation.

Save the Date Postcard

You should receive a reminder postcard with 50th reunion dates by snail mail in a week to 10 days.  If you don’t receive it, we don’t have your correct mailing address!  Therefore, please e-mail or phone your correct contact information to George Todd (864-653-4905) so you won’t be put on our lost list.