Atkins High grads of 1958 mark 60th year reunion

Atkins High grads  of 1958 mark  60th year reunion
August 23
03:00 2018

The Atkins High School (“old Atkins”) graduates of 1958 celebrated their 60th year reunion on Aug. 17-19 in Winston-Salem.

The lead-off activity for the three-day event was a registration/meet & greet affair on Friday evening, Aug. 17, at the Hawthorne Inn.

Mayor Allen Joines greeted and welcomed the 45 class members and their guests. Two faculty members, Billie Matthews and Dr. Mandeline Scales, also were there.

The participants shared a bountiful buffet, mingled, reminisced about their days at “old Atkins” (which was segregated at that time), the excellent instructions they received, the highly qualified and caring faculty, and the pride and respect that they had for each other.

A special segment of the evening featured a moving memorial service, which included a video presentation in remembrance of deceased classmates.

The class continued the celebration by attending a grand picnic at Tanglewood Park on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday, the reunion culminated with a morning worship service at Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church.

The reunion theme was “The Way We Were” but could very will have been “Reunited And It Felt So Good.”

For more information, call Gloria Jones at (336) 922-4748.

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