People and Places: 64th class reunion
The Granite Quarry High School class of 1947 held its 64th reunion on Nov. 12 at St. Lukeís Reformed Chruch with 12 class members present and nine guests.
Arnold Peeler gave the invocation and Arlene B. Haynes and Mary B. Fisher led a memorial service for the twenty deceased classmates.
Local classmates attending were Mary Barringer Fisher, Arlene Basinger Haynes, Wentworth Beck, Clara Messick, Betty Madures Lingle, Arnold Peeler, Ruby Ritchie Greene, Bob Rogers, LaVerne Shaw McKinney and Tommy Webb.
Attending from out of town were Max and Deanie Fulk Webb.
The class voted to hold the 2012 reunion at the same time next year.
World Community Day
More than 170 persons representing 26 churches and 10 denominations gathered at Trinity Presbyterian Church for World Community Day, a national celebration sponsored by Salisbury Rowan Church Women United.
WCD chair Catherine Rivens convened the program by introducing Brenda Venning, SRCWU President, Annie Bates, Moderator of Trinity Presbyterian Church Women and Carolyn Holmes, Trinityís SRCWU Church Representative.
The blessing was given by the Rev. Olen V. Brunner, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Genny Reed and Jacquelyn Sims served as leaders with Doris Brown, Tonya Cornelius and Lynn Bolick as readers. Rivens coordinated the group discussion. Song leader was Dellene Gudger, and Flo Peck was pianist.
Committee member Manie Richardson provided a wall display of the 2011 WCD theme, ěLiving Our Faith, Unlocking Action.î Attendees brought nonperishable goods for the Rowan Helping Ministries Food Pantry. Cam Campbell of RHM thanked everyone and Carolyn Keah, Ecumenical action chair, reported that at the November assembly 324 pounds of food were contributed. A business meeting was held to receive nominations and elect board members for 2012. Betty Jo Hardy, nominations chair, presented the slate.
Caterer Debbie Suggs provided carved wooden trivets which were given as door prizes. Catherine Krider, treasurer and Virginia Booth, finance chair, handled reservations and tallying of tickets. Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church won the attendance banner.
The next event is the annual meeting scheduled for Feb. 5, 2012.