People and Places
The annual Dukeville Village/School reunion was held Sept. 6 at the former Dukeville School building. About 150 friends and family members enjoyed reminiscing about growing up in the Dukeville Village and attending the Dukeville School.
Howard (Chicken) Seaford welcomed the group and asked people to share some of their school experiences. A bulletin board displayed old photos, magazine articles and newspaper clippings.
Linda Pitman and Merle Richardson were recognized for traveling the farthest.
The reunion is thought to have started in 1978. Individuals responsible for getting the reunions together in the past years were recognized.
The reunion is always held on the Saturday following Labor Day and next year’s will be Sept. 12.
Reunion committee members were Jerry Smith, Joyce Poole, Carole Tucker, Randy Alley, Nancy and Bill McDaniel.Skateboard contest
SkateCity Skate Shop held a High Ollie Contest on Friday, Sept. 5, during Downtown Salisbury’s Family Night Out. Skateboarders took turns jumping over obstacles of graduated height. The winners were the skateboarders who cleared the highest obstacle.
Winners were first place, Justin Chambers of Cleveland and second place, Brandon Daniels of Salisbury.
Contest photos are posted on SkateCity’s Web site at www.skatecitync.com.
The Boyden High School class of 1936 met for its 72nd reunion on Sept. 3, 2008, at The Country Club of Salisbury.
Dorothy B. Gantt, former class president, presided.
Billy Burke played songs of the ’30s and ’40s during the social hour that was followed by the taking of a class picture and a buffet dinner.
Gantt gave the memorial for members deceased since the last reunion in 2007.
Mary Lang G. Olson gave the invocation. After dinner, classmates gave impromptu remarks about their experiences during the past year.
Classmates from out-of-state were John C. Busby of Pennsylvania, Jack Jordan and Mary Lang G. Olson of South Carolina.
North Carolina attendees were Annie Laurie Cooke, John B. Fisher, Dorothy B. Gantt, Billy H. Johnson, Lynch Murphy, Hilda R. Norman, Edith Weant Peeler, Lena F. Pittman and Lourise R. Walser.
Plans were made for the 73rd reunion in 2009, which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009.
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