People & Places

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 10, 2014

The graduating class of 1950 of Granite Quarry High School held its annual reunion on Aug. 2 in Faith at the former McCombs & Co. Grocery store building. Thirty-three classmates, spouses and guests attended.
President Nathlyn Fesperman Fisher welcomed the group with special recognition to Jean McCombs and Doris Ritchie, former teachers, and to Tommy Trexler, one of the class mascots.
Shirley Peeler Rhinehart gave a memorial tribute for 2013 deceased classmate Bill Witty.
President Fisher presided over the business and entertainment. The following will remain as officers: Nathlyn Fesperman Fisher, president; Roana Agner Bost, vice-president; Gaynelle Fulk Morgan, secretary; and Frances Beck Peeler, treasurer.
It was agreed to meet again the first Saturday in August 2015 at the same time and place.
A catered meal and fellowship were enjoyed by the following:
Sherry Gantt Eagle (Clement), Eunice Silliman Heilig (Harry), Sybil Barnhardt Campbell, Verne McCombs, Mary Ellen Jarrett McCombs;
Grace Bost Sapp, Marian Misenheimer Bernhardt (Clifford), Clyde Brown Jr. (Anna), Herman Ritchie, Lottie Ritchie Simpson (Harry), Jean Broadway Holshouser;
Joyce Thomas Trexler, Frances Beck Peeler, Shirley Peeler Rhinehart, Roana Agner Bost, Gerald Adams (Julia), Nancy Cain Isenhour (Bob), Baxter Linebarger, Gaynelle Fulk Julian-Morgan (Melvin);
Mary Earnhardt Powlas, Jean McCombs, Doris Ritchie, Tommy Trexler, Jeff Campbell and Phil Holshouser.
The West Rowan High School Class of 1969 will come together on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4 until 9 p.m. at Tom Hall’s farm, 440 Serenity Drive in Cleveland.
The dinner, catered by Jimmy Pence, will be from 6 to 7 p.m.
A pre-event gathering is tentatively planned for Friday, Sept. 5; call for more information. Class contacts are Tom Hall, 704-278-4370; Joseph Neal, 704-278-4681; Bob Kennerly, 704-278-4544.
Rowan County athletes participated in the Tri-the-Springs Triathlon on Saturday, July 26 in Statesville.
The Priceless Trio of Jodi, Stan and Connor Price won the team division of the Statesville YMCA.
Susan Moore placed third in Female Masters.
Earle Koontz placed second in Male Masters and fifth overall.
Trudy Gale placed first in Female Overall.
Peter Smith placed second in the Male 30-34 age group.
Cathy Scott placed first in the 50-54 age group.
Triathlon events were the 150 yard swim, the 10 mile bike and the 2.1 mile run.
The Cardinal Squares are hosting an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for everyone who wants to learn more about Modern Western Square Dancing.
There is no charge and no experience is necessary. Light refreshments will be served. Couples or singles are welcome. Actual lessons will start later in August.
The open house will be held atCity Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call Teresa at 704-786-2278.
The annual Corriher reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Henry C. Corriher homeplace/NC Century Farm.
Adele Goodman, great-great granddaughter of Henry, will be hosting the event from 11 a.m. until.
The 67th Koontz reunion for the descendants of the late Sarah Young Koontz and John Thornton Koontz will be held Sunday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. in the fellowship building at Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road.
The event will be hosted by the Allen Thornton Koontz family. For information, call Edwin Koontz at 704-633-2272.