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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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2 live in Arizona
3 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
6 live in Florida
9 live in Georgia
1 lives in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
2 live in Kentucky
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
5 live in New York
229 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Pennsylvania
6 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
4 live in Texas
9 live in Virginia
12 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friends,

Our classmate Bill Ginn passed away suddenly last weekend. Please keep his family- wife Deb, mother Jackie and sister Martha in your prayers.

Arrangements can be found at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimesnews/obituary.aspx?n=william-r-ginn-bill&pid=174729817

We have some sad news to announce. Brian Baldwin passed away suddenly this week as a result of a heart attack. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, November 1, in Raleigh, NC. You can find more information at this link- http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=brian-baldwin&pid=172992719&fhid=30833

Hi WHS Class of 79! Our next reunion is only a month away--September 12th and 13th--so please register for the festivities soon in order for us to plan the best reunion ever! Below are the details, and help us spread the word by sharing this information with other WHS '79 classmates that you're still in touch with.

Reunion events:

  • Friday night party (September 12) at Billy Pinson's house--Starts around 8:00 (note the change in time, and click this link for directions). If you're going to the WHS football game just come over afterward. Food and drinks are provided. To help cover the significant costs for this party--which attracted over 50 people last time--we're asking $10/person this year.
  • Saturday night Reunion party (September 13) at the Alamance Country Club Pavilion, 7pm-Midnight. Similar to our last reunion, the cost will be $40 per person for the Reunion Party, Freddie B will be the DJ. You can pay by credit card or check (see next item). For this reunion, the heavy hors d'oeuvres will be Mexican-themed (but with a bit of non-Mexican thrown in), and we'll have a cash bar for drinks.

Registration and payment for both events:

Check out http://www.waltermwilliams79.com/class_reunion.cfm?ReunionID=15260 for more information and registration details. Please register and pay (online or by check) as soon as possible to help us finalize the finer details for planning purposes.

Discounted Hotel Rates:

Becky Fowler has been helpful in organizing a block of rooms at the Best Western, and they are holding 10 rooms for the Sept. 12 weekend under "WHS 1979 reunion".  The special rate for a block of rooms is $85 per night which includes a hot buffet breakfast- normal rate is $114.  The cutoff date for a reservation at that price is Aug. 25. Please contact them directly if you'd like to stay there reunion weekend at this discounted rate, and book the room under "WHS 1979 reunion". There should still be some rooms available, but if not please let me know asap (hhutton@gmail.com).

Best Western
770 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC  27215
(336) 584-0151

 

DJ Music Requests:

Go to http://www.waltermwilliams79.com/member_survey_form.cfm?SurveyID=22505 to leave your music suggestions for the Saturday reunion party. We'll give all these suggestions to the DJ.

Friday Night WHS Football Game:

There is a home football game against Northern Guilford at 7:30 pm Friday night (September 12). This is not an formal reunion event, but we'll work with Alex Mebane in early September to arrange some special seating if enough people plan to attend- please take this survey if you haven't done so- Survey: Friday Night WHS v. N. Guilford Home Football Game Attendance. Don't forget to bring along $6 per person for purchasing your tickets at the game (only cash is accepted).

WHS Class of '79 Facebook page

Many of you have already joined our Facebook group at Walter M. Williams High School Class of 1979. There are plenty of pictures of our high school days and from some of the past reunions, and we really hope this Facebook page will help us bring in classmates that we've missed through the http://www.waltermwilliams79.com website and word-of-mouth. So please share this link with all the WHS '79 graduates that hang out on Facebook!

Although there was talk of possibly getting together for a Saturday afternoon reunion event at the city park, very few classmates were interested in participating this time around. If anyone's willing to take on the planning for such an activity at our next reunion please let me know.

That's it for now, and we look forward to seeing you on reunion weekend! 

 

Sincerely,

The WHS Class of '79 35th Year Reunion Planning Committee

Classmates,

In anticipation of the upcoming reunion we've posted a few surveys on various topics. A couple will help with reunion planning, plus there's the survey about music suggestions for the Saturday night reunion party. Please check them out:

Friday night home football game attendance: http://www.waltermwilliams79.com/member_survey_form.cfm?SurveyID=22506

Saturday afternoon family get-together: http://www.waltermwilliams79.com/member_survey_form.cfm?SurveyID=22507

Reunion party DJ music suggestions: http://www.waltermwilliams79.com/member_survey_form.cfm?SurveyID=22505

 

 

 

Hi WHS Class of 79! Here's a quick update on the reunion activities-

Reunion events:

  • Friday night party (September 12) at Billy Pinson's house--time around 8:30-9 (click this link for directions). Food and drinks are provided. To help cover the significant costs for this party--which attracted over 50 people last time--we're asking $10/person this year.
  • Saturday night Reunion party (September 13) at the Alamance Country Club Pavilion, 7pm-Midnight. Similar to our last reunion, the cost will be $40 per person for the Reunion Party, Freddie B will be the DJ. You can pay by credit card or check (see next item). For this reunion, the heavy hors d'oeuvres will be mexican-themed, and we'll have a cash bar for drinks.

Registration and payment:

Check out http://www.waltermwilliams79.com/class_reunion.cfm?ReunionID=15260 for more information and registration details. Please register and pay (online or by check) as soon as possible to help us finalize the planning, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Discounted Hotel Rates:

Becky Fowler has been helpful in organizing a block of rooms at the Best Western, and they are holding 10 rooms for the Sept. 12 weekend under WHS 1979 reunion.  The special rate for a block of rooms is $85 per night which includes a hot buffet breakfast- normal rate is $114.  The cutoff date for a reservation at that price is Aug. 25. Please contact them directly if you'd like to stay there reunion weekend at this discounted rate, and book the room under "WHS 1979 reunion".

Best Western
770 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC  27215
(336) 584-0151

 

DJ Music Requests:

Be on the lookout for a suggestion area for music to be played at the reunion. Here's a quick list of top songs for 1978 and 1979, although I could go a few more years without hearing some of these again...

Friday Night WHS Football Game:

There is a home football game against Northern Guilford at 7:30 pm Friday night (September 12). This is not an formal reunion event, but we'll work with Alex Mebane to arrange some special seating if enough people plan to attend (look for a survey on this soon). Don't forget to bring along $6 per person for purchasing your tickets at the game (only cash is accepted).

WHS Class of '79 Facebook page

Yep, with this reunion we're embracing social media in a big way (well, not really, but at least we have a page). Join our Facebook group at Walter M. Williams High School Class of 1979. We really hope this Facebook page will help us bring in classmates that we've missed through the http://www.waltermwilliams79.com website and word-of-mouth. So please share this link with all the WHS '79 graduates that hang out on Facebook!

 

If you have any questions or suggestions please send them our way, and we're all looking forward to seening you again soon.

 

WHS Class of '79 35th Year Reunion Planning Committee

Dear WHS Class of ’79 Alumni,

Almost five years have passed since our last reunion, and many of us are thinking that we should go for a 35th class reunion. What do you think?

The Reunion Planning Committee has recently regrouped and it looks like it's workable to have a similar reunion event late this summer-  a Saturday night reunion party, an informal party the night before, and possibly even a football game (optional). Everyone seemed to enjoy the way the events were arranged last time.

After reviewing some initial dates to line things up it looks like September 13th at the Club will work, and Billy Pinson once again has agreed to host a Friday night party. There is also a home football game (N. Guilford) that Friday night.

We're excited about the possibility of getting us all together again. The years go by quickly, and the last reunion was a tremendous success!

Thanks, and stay tuned for more information as it develops. Don't hesitate to email Henry Hutton at hhutton@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

The WHS 35th Reunion Planning Committee

We have some sad news to announce. Steven Cobb has passed away, and our prayers go out to his family. You can read the obituary at the Greensboro News & Record.

One of our classmates, Jeffrey Pinnix, passed away on September 14th. Please keep his family in your prayers.

 

Hello everyone! I hope you're having an enjoyable summer.

I just thought I'd share some exciting news that The Fabulous Lumpsters will be performing again! The date is Friday, September 17, 2010, at the City Park Amphitheatre. Gates open at 7:30 and The Fabulous Lumpsters will begin by 8:30, and play through 11:00, or whenever Freebird ends!

Billy Pinson, Jim Frissell, and Greg Lunsford from our class…Troy Brooks (Cummings 1979), also Bobby Ellington from class of 1980. Rock n Roll and a whole lot of fun…it’ll be a hoot!

Raising money for the United Way of Alamance County. Tickets are $40, which includes heavy horsdouvres, cold beverage, and the show. Tickets can be purchased online at the United Way website, www.uwalamance.org

Thanks, and I hope to have you join us for this great cause!

Henry

I wanted to let the class of '79 know about a loss suffered by one of our own.

Angie Burke Durrett lost her 21-year-old son, Burke, last week in a tragic electrical accident. Angie and her husband Mark live in Sumter, SC. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Donna Burch Partin

I have posted about 75 pictures from the reunion (Friday & Saturday night) to my profile page. I've even added the names with each picture just incase you need a little help figuring out who's who.
Robin Brady Cain

 

Wow, what a reunion!

It was exciting to see all of you again, and it looked like everyone had a fun time. We missed those that couldn't make it, but keep an eye on the forums for the various links to photos.

With that in mind, here's some photo links that I've seen posted so far. I'm sure others have taken photos, so send me an email at hhutton@gmail.com and let me know where we can find them online.

www.lifetouchevents.com These are the official photos from the party, and you'll need to use the password 'reunion1979' to view and purchase them.

Robin Brady Cain has also posted some photos on Facebook.

Bob Williamson has put up a few on his classmate profile page.

I've posted my sets of photos on my classmate profile and on Facebook.


Thanks, and enjoy!

 

8/25/09 Update:

Hey Everyone,

Reunion Weekend is almost here! Here are a few more details that might come in handy:

Friday Night Home Football Game:

  • Time: Starts at 7:30pm against Cummings High School.
  • Ticket Prices:  $6 per person.
  • Seats: An area for the ’79 alumni will be roped off in the stands (to the right as you enter the stadium). Just look for the signs.
  • Parking: No special parking is provided.

 

Party at Billy Pinson’s House:

  • Where: 1910 Sunnybrook Drive. Directions to Billy’s from WHS 
  • When: Anytime after half-time (9’ish).
  • Food & Beverages: Chips, beer, wine, etc.
  • Music: We'll have a live band.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Parking: Park along the cul-de-sac near his house or along Engleman. No parking in the driveway.


Saturday Night
Reunion Party:

  • Where: Alamance Country Club Pool Pavilion, 2402 Pineway Dr
    Burlington, NC 27215-4579
    , (336) 584-1326
  • When: 7pm
  • Directions:    Map to the Country Club (and just look for the Pool), View of the Pavilion
  • Tickets: You can still pay at the door--$40 per person. We'd love to have you!
  • Buffet: Cookout fare—hamburgers, grilled chicken, side items and assorted desserts.
  • Drinks: Beer $3.50, Wine $6.00, Mixed Drinks $7.00. You’ll buy drink “tickets” with cash to trade in at the bar.
  • Music: The DJ is Freddy “B”—playing all your 70’s favorites!
  • Dress: Summer casual, as we’ll mostly be outside.
  • Pictures: Hunt Ward will be taking personal and group photos which will be available for sale (online) after the reunion.
  • Donations: We'll be accepting donations for replacing the WHS sign along Church Street (more on that later).

 

We're expecting a good crowd--upwards of 150 people--so it's guaranteed to be a fun time. If you still have any questions don't hesitate to email me at hhutton@gmail.com.

Thanks again, and we're looking forward to seeing many of you this weekend. Go Bulldogs!


The
Reunion Planning Committee

 

 

Dear WHS Class of  ’79 Alumni,
 
It’s that special moment once again for us all to get together, this time for our 30th reunion! Can you believe it’s been that long?
 
The Reunion Planning Committee has been hard at work planning this year’s reunion to be held the weekend of August 28th.   We certainly hope that you can join us. Please see the invitation shown below for all the details, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at hhutton@gmail.com.
 
If you haven’t done so yet, we encourage you register on this website so that you can continue to receive emails about the reunion. But more importantly, you’ll be able to catch up with your old classmates, rekindle old friendships, and tell the rest of us about what you’ve been up to for the last thirty years!
 
Lastly, as you might imagine, we’ve been unable to find accurate contact information for many of our classmates. We are asking that you contact any classmates you’re still in touch with and let them know about the upcoming reunion and about the Alumni Website. Once they register they’ll then be in the loop for future communications, and with everyone’s continued efforts we’ll be able to connect with as many classmates as possible over the next couple months.
 
Look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Sincerely,
 
The WHS 30th Reunion Planning Committee

 

 

 

With bulldog pride and joy
The Class of 1979
invites you to
share a special day in our lives
and join us as we celebrate our
 
30th High School Reunion
(It’s hard to believe, but true!)
 
Saturday, August 29, 2009
7:00 pm
Alamance Country Club
Pool pavilion
(Casual Attire)
 
Cost: $40 per person           (Cash Bar available)
Check or credit cards accepted
 
RSVP by clicking on the following link: 
 
Checks should be made payable to:
WHS Class of 1979 Reunion
 
and mailed to:
 
WHS Class of 1979 Reunion
c/o Margaret McKibbin Thompson
1906 Milan Road
Greensboro, NC   27410
 
Please RSVP by August 15th
 _____________
 
On Friday, August 28th
please join your classmates at the
Cummings-Williams football game at home,
and beginning at half-time
join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres
at the home of Billy and Susan Pinson.
Hosted by the Class of 1979 Reunion Committee

Robin Cain has posted her great photos from the reunion, in case you did not see them on her Facebook page.  Robin, we should have hired you!  They are great.  Enjoy.