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July 10, 2014

Back to school for more than 1,000 Greenville graduates

GREENVILLE — It is back to school time for more than 1,000 former Greenville students.

The 18th Ross, Washington, Carver (RWC) Alumni Reunion, which celebrates the heritage of the students of Ross, Booker T. Washington and Carver High School in Greenville begins today.

The theme of this year’s event, which continues through Sunday, is “The Legacy Continues.”

The reunion occurs every two years and involves approximately 1,500 to 2,000 people over the four-day period, according to the schools’ alumni association.

Registration is scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon today at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. An Oklahoma casino outing is planned for Friday and at 10 a.m. that morning there is a golf tournament at Wright Park and a tour of the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum.

At noon Friday, a talent show sponsored by Juanita Tidwell is set for the civic center. At 8 p.m., Around The World”, with the theme “Jersey Night” is also scheduled at the civic center.

A luncheon is scheduled at the civic center at noon Saturday with Dr. Antonio Barksdale as the keynote speaker.

There will be a semi-formal dance starting at 9 p.m. at the civic center, with a non-registration fee of $30 per person.

A church service is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Sunday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Joe Dennis will be the guest speaker.

The Hampton Inn & Suites has been selected as the headquarters for the 2014 reunion.

Those wanting additional information can contact Sarah Skillerns, RWC Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1732, Greenville, 75403. 

Other board members for contact include:  Phillip Dukes, Ernest Taylor Jr.,  Janice Fletcher, Jessie Barrett, Ruth Blakley, Margaret Williams, Joann Carter, Dimetrous Nixon, Curtis Williams, Earnest Jackson, Barbara Anderson, Dimple Lane, Juanita Tidwell, Phillip Slade, Thomas Pitts, Bernita Echols and Zella Foster.

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