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GROVE CLASS OF '52 ~ 50th REUNION 
PHOTOS and INFORMATION

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50th  REUNION ~ DUTCH  TREAT  DINNER ~ PHOTOS ~ INDEX

50th REUNION ~ BREAKFAST AT  TIFFANY'S ~ PHOTOS  INDEX

50th REUNION   BANQUET ~  PHOTOS ~ INDEX

50th  REUNION   PLANNING  COMMITTEE

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MAY 21, 2002

IT IS TRUE, ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END.

The Class of '52 reunion certainly fits that category. Many classmates
remarked the 50th was the best yet and how much they enjoyed the program  
and being with everyone. The committee did an outstanding job and certainly deserve
our thanks. Lots of inquiries about members that were unable to attend, you were truly
missed.

Loads of pictures will be added to the web site. Ted took pictures at every activity,
even breakfast on Saturday morning. Using his digital camera, the photos were immediately
available and will be the first to appear.

The group picture will also soon be available for the web site.

In the 'pictures from the Tower' category, scans were made from:
1943, 44, 45, 46 from Virgil Wall's Towers
1947, 48 from Ras Bilbrey's Towers
1941, 42 and 1951, 52 from other sources

It will take some time to organize and edit the material. Unlike any of you, the webmaster
for the Grove site is an old man and does not always move too swiftly.

Anybody thinking about the 55th?

 
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LATEST  INFORMATION - MAY 3, 2002
by  Bill  Williams


Well, I guess things are all set up for the big reunion.

The first thing is the dutch-treat supper, no program, at 6 p.m. Friday,
May 17, at Outlaw's Steakhouse on Mineral Wells Avenue. Purely a time for
visiting, swapping photos and lies, etc. We'll have a program booklet to
distribute that includes all of the personal bios from classmates and
information on the Saturday night banquet. The manager said we can stay
'til they close at 10.

On Saturday, anyone who likes can gather at the Kitchen Table Restaurant on
East Wood Street (out near where Uncle Lee's used to be) for breakfast,
again dutch treat. The Heritage Center on North Poplar Street (old Health
Department building) will be open at 1 that afternoon to show its new
exhibit on schools in Henry County. It includes a bunch of old Grove stuff.

We're checking into the possibility of visiting the Grove Tower building,
if anyone's interested.

People can begin gathering at Paris Landing Inn, downstairs in Ellington
Hall, as early as 4:30 p.m. The banquet's at 6, but we wanted to allow
plenty of visiting time.

Nobody has said anything about Sunday morning, but I'm sure if folks wanted
to gather again at the Kitchen Table they're free to do so.

See you at the reunion,

Bill Williams

GO  HERE  FOR  A  PRINTER  FRIENDLY  VERSION  IF  YOU   WANT  TO  PRINT  THE  SCHEDULE.



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REUNION  INVITATION  REPONSE  LIST
by  SUE  NICHOLS  CLARK-WOOLDRIDGE
Tuesday, April  23,  2002

The Following  Will  Be  Attending:

Robert Adams Patsy Hill Burdette Sarah Nealon Vincent
Clarice Allen Myers Ted Jenkins Sue Nichols Wooldridge
Jerry Anderson Bill Johnson Rosemary Parkhill King
Bill Bigham Wilma Lewis Koplin Hilda Reece Taylor*
Paul Blankenship Duane Lacy Nira Rogers Crowder
Barbara Boyd Crocker Jack Lasater Rebekah Scott Taylor
Jimmy Bruce Don Laster Ann Shivers Christopher
Kenneth Chapman Charles Laycook Ray Stockdale
Lazette Crouch Hoover Phyllis McEvoy Szanyi Elizabeth Swinney Morris *
Jim 'Buddy' Dancy Bobby McNutt Marilee Tayloe Bullock
Lorene Ellis Ridgeway Jonah McKenzie Opal Taylor
Margaret Freeman Collins Bill Mizell June Turner Huffman
Bob and Amanda Hailey Lemuel Muzzall Mitchum Warren
Bill Hailey Anne Nelson Loeb Bill Williams

* Not able to attend

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Attendance  Situation  Still   Pending
:

Jean Fite Sutton

Mary Margaret Smith Ray

Jean ~ Not able to attend.
Mary Margaret & Bob attended.

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Sent Regrets ~ Not  Able  To  Attend

Peter Brice LoRita Lockhart DeMent Carolyn Hardin Veltman
Julia Crutcher Sanders Darlene Quinby Anton Howard Welch
Newell Dunlap Betty Seymour Brannon Nancy Windsor Perry
George Hall Julia Anne Simmons Stockton Carl Woods
Ray Holder Mary Lou Snow Bennett Sue Ann Wynns Cowell
Betty Sue Johnson Patrick Gwen Story Russell

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No  Response   From:

Ruth Alexander Page Rex Latimer
David Freeland Annette Matthews Eaker
Joann Grace McGuire Margaret Melton Greene
Bobby Holcomb Shirley Redden Wall

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UPDATE  OF  50TH  REUNION   INFORMATION
By SUE  NICHOLS  CLARK-WOOLDRIDGE

Sunday, April 21, 2002

I sent out 71 letters and have received 62 replies. I think that is pretty good for finding people.
(In fact, five I did not hear from live here in this area.)  We have 43 classmates coming and
two hope to make it but are not sure yet. We had 17 send regrets but we got updates
for the booklets.

I carried the booklet to the printer (Bill Williams) last week and the group will meet next week
to put it together. We have an interesting variety of people in our group.

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March 23, 2000

TIMES  FOR  BOTH  THE  FRIDAY  EVENING  AND  SATURDAY   EVENING  ACTIVITIES  ARE  6:00 P.M.
THE  FRIDAY  EVENING  DUTCH  TREAT  DINNER  HAS  BEEN CHANGED  FROM  TOM'S  STEAK
HOUSE  TO  OUTLAW'S  STEAK  HOUSE. OUTLAW'S  IS THE  FORMER   BONANZA  STEAK  HOUSE.  FULL 
STEAK  HOUSE  FARE  AND  A  HOT  FOOD  AND  SALAD   BAR.

SEE  YOU  ON  THE 17TH   &  18TH.

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THE  FOLLOWING  INFORMATION   RECEIVED
FROM  BILL WILLIAMS, CHAIRMAN  OF  THE REUNION
COMMITTEE ~ FEBRUARY 6,  2002

The reunion will be Friday and Saturday, May 17-18. On Friday, May 17,
we'll gather for a dutch-treat dinner at Tom's Pizza and Steak House, 2501
E. Wood St.  No program, just gather and talk. Bring photos or other
memorabilia if you have 'em.

On Saturday, May 18, we'll have a banquet at Paris Landing State Park Inn.
We'll have the downstairs Ellington Hall to ourselves for a  buffet dinner,
with access to the adjoining patio. We plan to invite former teachers, and
we'll recognize deceased classmates.  We'll take a group photo.

A mailing will go out next week with information, and we'll ask for
reservations by March 15 in order to reserve the right size room at the
restaurant. The fee will be $25.00 per person.

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