It was truly a splendid affair
It was most surely a grand evening at the high school last Saturday as the Centreville High School Alumni Association held its annual reunion dinner with over 250 on hand. What a great time to catch up on friends and old classmates that you haven’t seen for maybe a year.
While recognition was given to 10-and-5-year reunion classes, it was especially great to see the large attendance of the class of 1966 which was the final class to graduate from the CHS building as the new high school was built and opened. Sorry to say I was the only one of my class of ‘41 to make it to the dinner; so I sat with my sisterin-law, Evelyn Berry, who was also the only one of her class of ‘39 to make it. Both of us had a lot of fun greeting old friends during the evening.
It always has amazed me that an organization cannot gain any new members and can only lose members stays so well-organized and continue to help students going to college by offering a number of $1,000 scholarships, plus even more with an endowment from the late Dr. Elizabeth Hagen.
I snapped a shot of the scholarship winners after dinner and hope all the names are correct under the picture. I believe there were 14 young people and thankfully I had help from a parent in getting the names from left to right. It was a wonderful group of smiling and well-deserved youngsters on their way to college with some financial help. Each of them can apply for the scholarship money, as long as they are descendants of a CHS graduate. There were 19 in all, but several were unable to be present.
It was a grand affair, certainly one of the county’s main social events of the spring!
••• UNCLAIMED PROPERTY I hope some of my reader-friends found some of their “unclaimed property” in the massive 183-page addition to the newspapers this past week. I found the TABLER having a sales table at the festival.
••• HARRY HUGHES CITED A recent edition of What’s Up Annapolis magazine included a list of what it termed “Visionaries” in our state and former Governor Harry Hughes was prominently featured. Harry is an Eastern Shore boy, from Denton and I still have a nice photo taken with he and his wife when I was in Annapolis one day while he was governor.
I recall he said to me once that he had hoped to become a professional baseball player; pitcher, I believe, but never made it to the big time. I think he played for the Yankee farm club in Easton during the old Class D Eastern Shore Baseball League at one time.
It was a good feature on Harry — and at 89 he looks years younger in the photo with the story.
••• FINALLY ONE FROM MD I read a lot of Sports Illustrated. They are great magazines for sports fans. I always look for the feature page of high school athletes called “Faces in the Crowd.” Week after week, I kept looking for one from Maryland. Finally there appeared one in the May 2 issue. He was Aaron Brooks, a wrestler and sophomore from North Hagerstown High School. I’m glad they finally got around to someone in our state.