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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Douglass Alumni Association Meeting of January 13, 2007

A very productive meeting of the Douglass Alumni Association Reunion Committee on January 13, 2007. Pictures from the meeting are posted in the Photos section.

Your 100-dollar registration will gain you admission to the "Meet and Greet" session at 6 PM Friday, June 29th. This is an opportunity to socialize with folks you haven't seen in a while and get caught up on all the news (and in some cases, gossip) of the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served. The registration fee also gets you into the Douglass High School Alumni Association Banquet at Meadowview on Saturday night at 7 PM. The fee also provides a golf shirt (either goldish-yellow or blue, and either with the 2007 logo on it), and a complimentary gift bag.

One lucky registrant will also get their registration fee of 100 dollars back. There'll be a raffle where a FREE registration will be given away, to someone who's already paid. The drawing will be held at the "Meet and Greet" session at Meadowview at 6 PM Friday night, June 29th.

During the meeting, it was decided that Riverview's own, the "Scat Cats" will play at the dance after the banquet. The "Scat Cats," which include Donnie Flack, Kenneth Springs and the Wells Brothers, have long been a favorite of the neighborhood, and they should have all you "twinkletoes" jamming into the night at Meadowview (those of you whose arthritis and back problems are in check!)

Our speaker for the Banquet Service will be Douglass Alumnus Barbara O'Neil, and the speaker for the Memorial Service will be Edward Horton.

We now have the required parade permit for Saturday morning, June 30th, and we're hoping it will be bigger and better than ever. Churches and civic groups are urged to get a float together and participate, as well as invidual Douglass classes, past football players, basketball players (both men and women), past home economics classes and even some past Miss Douglass's. Contact Ozine Bly at if you'd like to take part.

The Reunion Committee is also working on beverage cups and/or containers, possibly consisting of coffee mugs, coasters and those tall, plastic drink decanters. Those items will be for sale at Registration, "Meet and Greet," Field Day and the other events. More details once the design is decided on.

The next meeting of the Douglass Reunion committee will be Saturday afternoon, January 27th at 1 PM at St. Mark's United Methodist Church on Maple Street. If you're not busy, please drop by and take part in the meeting. We need your suggestions!