Class of 1970 holds Hawaiian reunion

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First row-  sitting  – pictured left to right:  Judy Boren Holt, Marlene Vinson, Jimmy McBride, Janet Vassar McBride, Pat Hindman, Melinda Bryson Simmons, Irma Adams Melton, Vera Smith Patterson

Second row- standing – Barry Haliburton, Deborah Bell Phillips, Grady George, Melinda Burger Snyder, Bobby Taylor, Cynthia Barton, Wanda Sissom Daily and Bettye Jane Jennings Edgar.

The Class of 1970 celebrated their 42nd annual reunion at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Woodbury on Saturday, October 13. 

The reunion theme was Hawaiian Luau.  This year’s reunion committee was made up of class members Debbie Fann Johnson, Vera Smith Patterson, Bettye Jane Jennings Edgar, Cynthia Barton, Irma Adams Melton, Wanda Sissom Daily and Marlene Vinson.  Several class members and spouses wore Hawaiian attire and they were greeted with a lei as they entered the center.  Hawaiian music was playing and some class members joined in some hula hoop fun.  Table decorations were also tropically themed, while Hawaiian body cutouts were used for fun pictures.

The Class of 1970 meets every year.  Some class members never miss the reunion while others come on whenever they can. “As several of our group have become 60 years old this year, we realize how important it is for us to see each other at least once a year” said Melinda Snyder, class member.  Several of the class went to school together for twelve years.  This year the class Valedictorian, Cathy Cook Bennett, died of lung cancer. 

The Class of 1970 awards the “Larry Trail – Class of 1970 Scholarship” each year to a graduating senior of Cannon County High School who meets requirements which involve a 500 word essay, ACT scores, grade average and an acceptance letter from an accredited college or university.  The recipient must plan to come back to Cannon County upon graduation from college.   Information about applying for the scholarship can be secured from the guidance office at Cannon County High School.


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