President’s Blog, September 2019

Once again, it is time to update alumni members with upcoming events and other news. It is hard to believe that the annual Madison County Bridge Festival will be here soon — celebrating 50 years! — and with that the event the All-Class Reunion will be held that weekend. So, mark you calendar for the 2nd weekend of October (the 12th and 13th).

The All Class Reunion will be at the Jackson Building on Saturday, October 12th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm where you will be able to gather, visit with WHS graduates and renew your membership. Food and beverages will be available until gone for those attending. A free-will donation is appreciated to help cover food and beverage costs.

Once again, Carol Bassett will be photographing classes in attendance. If classes wish to have their class photo e-mailed to them, please appoint a classmate to be the contact person. There will be a notebook available in which to write the appointees’ names and e-mail addresses. Those folks will then be responsible for e-mailing their class photo to their classmates.

There will be a class challenge to see which class has the most in attendance and also to determine the oldest alumni attending. Please bring to our attention who the oldest graduate in attendance is, as we would like to take their picture. You will not be disappointed with reminiscing and enjoying time spent with classmates.

In addition to the All-Class Reunion, you are invited to the Alumni Hospitality Room at the F&M Bank Community Room Saturday af- ternoon for rest and refreshments. Time is from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Be sure to thank Marilyn Fairholm, the WHS Alumni Association board member in charge, and the volunteers who are there to provide you with a place to relax.

While you are in Winterset for the Bridge Festival, be sure to stop at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum grounds to see the Madison County Freedom Rock that the American Legion and VFW Posts sponsored. It is a very special tribute to all military veterans from Madison County and has images of four POW’s on one side of the rock who are from Madison County—Carl Hircock, Larry Spencer, Eddie Benge and Don Thomas.

We look forward to seeing you at the All-Class Reunion.

Rod Beem, President