Drew High All-School Reunion set for Aug. 8-11


The Drew High All-School Reunion has been set for Aug. 8-11 at Monticello.

The theme for this year’s event is “Come and Have a Roaring Good Time.” The host class of 1963 will mark its 50th reunion.

The event will begin Aug. 8 with a downtown parade at 6 p.m. Early bird registration will also be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Ethel Hawkins Christian Family Life Center at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church at Monticello.

Registration will continue Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sadie T. Johnson Community Center. A picnic will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Monticello High School cafeteria. In recognition of all veterans, attendees are asked to wear their T-shirts. The day will conclude with a casual-attire dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Monticello Fairgrounds.

A business meeting will be held Aug. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ethel Hawkins Christian Family Life Center. At 7 p.m. a banquet will be held at Monticello High School cafeteria. The speaker will be the Rev. Duane Henderson.

The weekend will conclude at 1 p.m. Aug. 11 with a worship service at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be the Rev. Willie Earl Matthews. Music will be provided by the Drew School Alumni Mass Choir.

The registration fee is $75. For more information, contact Lillian Walton-Brooks, president at 870-723-4820; Sarah Smith, secretary, at 870-723-2407; or Janice McDonwell-Edwards, treasurer, at 870-367-2592.