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50th Reunion Thank Yous

Every successful reunion requires many people who work long hours and make major contributions. Our 50th Reunion, with eight Optional Events, a tour of CHS, and two major evening events, required the time, talent and treasure of many in our class. Here are a few we’d like to thank for their special contributions:

Saturday evening planning and organization: Patty Harrell Branch, Allen Denham and Ann Deaton Land

Saturday tour of CHS planning and organization: Kathy Burns, Emily Mackey Deal, Jimbo Martin and Suzan Miles

Friday evening planning and organization: Joan Prather Miller, Denise Brown Owens and Berkley Dashiell Tante

Optional Events hosts: Phil and Ivy Rowe Harris (National Infantry Museum tour) Denise Owens Brown (tour of historic homes), Otis White (walking tour of downtown), Dewain Carroll and Weyman Johnson (Ma Rainey House tour), Eddie Fox (Civil War Naval Museum tour), Allen Denham (golf outing at Country Club of Columbus), Judy Hamilton Grubbs (backstage tours of Springer Opera House and RiverCenter), Dewain Carroll and Mattie Hall (preview of the CHS Desegregation History Project)

Classmate outreach and recruitment: Kathy Burns and Emily Mackey Deal

Class Gift campaign: Gayla Jones Von Ehr

Gift bag organization: Patty Harrell Branch and Ann Deaton Land

Music for Friday night and the digital soundtrack gift: Jimbo Martin

Dial a Devil design, organization and printing, and Reunion nametags: Janice White Morris

CHS ’69 glass suncatcher and class logos: Allen Denham

Memorial for departed classmates (luminaria bags): Debra Miller Caldwell

Website management: Janice White Morris and Otis White

Organization of class list: Susan Peavy Brooks

Outreach to teachers: Anne Ramage Pitts

Financial management: Berkley Dashiell Tante

Overall Reunion coordination: Twila Rhodes Kirkland

Please see our Reunion committee list. The Reunion Planning Committee began its work in January 2017. For two and a half years, this group of classmates met quarterly, then every other month, then monthly and then weekly to plan the events we enjoyed.

Final note: Two of our classmates made significant financial contributions to the Reunion but wished to remain anonymous. Thank you.