Published 12:00 am Friday, June 1, 2007

Kinard honored
After Rosemary Kinard conducted her last concert of the combined Catawba choirs in the Catawba Chapel April 15, Dr. Barry Sang, a member of the Catawba Chorale and chair of the religion and philosophy department, announced the following:
“In honor of Professor Rosemary C. Kinard and in recognition of her nearly 20 years of service to the college and community as director of choral ensembles, members of the choirs, past and present, have joined together to commission a setting of a Christmas carol by Dr. Walter Pelz, whose compositions have been performed frequently for the Lessons and Carols services during Rosemary’s years here (1987-2007).”
Pelz was chosen as the composer to write the special piece, to be titled “Angels Visit When We Sing,” because Kinard has used many of his compositions over the years in performances by her choirs, especially in the Lessons and Carols concerts.
Pelz serves on the faculty of Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan., and is an eminent composer of hundreds of well-loved and often-performed choral and instrumental music.
GQ class of ’54
The Granite Quarry High School Class of 1954 held its 53rd anniversary reunion the evening of May 19 at the river home of classmate Velma Agner and husband, Jimmy.
The home cooked meal was prepared by Karen and RandyCauble, daughter and son-in-law of Velma and Jimmy.
The reunion committee, Kay Abernathy, Shirley Loflin, Nell Poole, Sara Byerly, Velma Agner, Doris Shive, Sue Teague, Flossie Peele, Shirley Russ and Carolyn Cress, prepared the appetizers and desserts.
A memorial was held for the 14 deceased classmates. The invocation was given by Shirley Russ. Numbers were drawn for the door prizes, which were potted plants that decorated the tables.
Those in attendance were Kay Abernathy, Velma Agner and husband, Jimmy, Richard Baity and wife, Donna, Kenneth Barger and wife, Thelma, Darwin and Lillian Bruce, Larry Byrd and wife, Corrinne, Carolyn Cress and husband, Bob, Ruth Driver and husband, Harold,
Bobby Dwiggins and wife, Fran, Betty Jo Honeycutt, Doris Shive and husband, C.J., Gary and Sue Teague, Margaret Livengood and husband, Don, Shirley Loflin, Flossie Peele, Mary Parker and husband, Gerald, Shirley Russ, Patty Jung and husband, James, Ralph Keller and wife, Mary Jo, Nell Poole and husband, James, Peggy Coxie and husband, Franklin and Nancy Lloyd.
It was decided to have another reunion in three years. Those on the next reunion committee are Jake Fisher, Darwin and Lillian Bruce, Richard Baity, Ray Barger, Ruth Driver, Peggy Coxie, Ralph Keller, Gary Teague and Betty Jo Honeycutt.
Clogging all-star
On May 18 at Mars Hill College, the North Carolina Clogging Association held a workshop and elected 12 new girls to the NCCA All-Stars.
Scarlett Perrigan a sophomore at East Rowan High School, was one of the 12 picked statewide.
She has clogged with the Crescent Cloggers of the Salisbury Civic Center for seven years and plans to teach clogging one day.
Raffle results
A raffle held recently by the Dan Neely family raised more than $1,200 for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. scholarship fund.
Geneva Jones of Washington, D.C., won first prize, a 20-inch plasma TV.
Second prize, a $100 gas card, was won by Debris Lilley of Charlotte.
Marilyn Hosch of Salisbury won third prize, a $25 Wal-Mart gift card.
Hoffman reunion
About 120 descendants, relatives and friends of the late Henry Arthur and Ruth Cornelison Hoffman gathered for a reunion on May 19 at Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road. A barbecue buffet luncheon was served.
In attendance were the children of Henry and Ruth Hoffman: Martha Kennerly, Joyce Moorefield, Suvy Balestrino, Al Hoffman, Sam Hoffman and Pat Harris, all of Salisbury, and Pete Hoffman of Stone Mountain, Ga. Unable to attend was Ann Hargis of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Deceased children are David Robert Hoffman, Elizabeth Hoffman Williams and Henry Arthur Hoffman Jr.
Also attending were 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The youngest was 9-month-old Ava ScottBlume, a great-great-granddaughter.
The oldest in attendance was daughter Martha Kennerly.
Traveling the farthest were Sandy Hoffman and family from Santa Fe, N.M., and Ashley Safrit Keppel of Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Entertainment was by Sandy Hoffman, who is a minister of worship arts in Santa Fe.