Oh to be young and in love with ever fading promises of youth. There is a time that we all experience in our lives when we are young, so vibrant and full of life. For many of us, that feeling is gone before we realize it and we are left wondering what the next stages of our lives bring. As we all move on, we sometimes lose the connections to our past and the roots from which we came. However, one local group has been able to maintain these connections over the course of their lives and recently celebrated an incredible milestone: their 50th year high school reunion.
The East Depot High School class of 1966 recently gathered together to commemorate and catch up with one another. This is an incredible achievement to be able to remain in contact after five decades of going separate ways and carving their own paths in life.
The activities began on Friday night, July 29 with a meet and greet at the Holiday Inn Express. On Saturday, the group had their semi-formal banquet at the Nutwood Plantation house, a historic home here in LaGrange and Troup County. Their final night together on that Sunday was a church service at 10 AM followed by a BBQ catered by Jeffery Tucker. Over 168 people attended, including classmates, teachers, parents, and guests. All in all, about 45 original classmates were reunited on this weekend.
Former classmates came from far and wide for the event. Some of those attending are pictured above: Jackie Baugh, Horace Cotton, Thelma Cox, Brenda Evans, Willie Gates, Carolyn Haamid, Juanita Harrell, Laverne Hill, Horace Jones, Jack Lovelace, Betty Phillips, John Poythress, Edwin Mabry, Lee Maul, Kathy McMichael, Glenda Nelson, James, Roberts, JoAnne Russell, Cora Scott, Gladys Tifton, and Henry Kelly.
For these friends to reunite after 50 years is truly an incredible moment and should be inspirational to us all as we move through life, trying to remember the connections we made and the roots we leave behind.
Jeremy Andrews Staff Writer