05/21/08 — Dillard Homecoming schedule set

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Dillard Homecoming schedule set

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 21, 2008 1:57 PM

Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni and Friends will celebrate its 53rd annual homecoming this weekend with a western theme.

Alumni from across the country will gather in Goldsboro, with classes whose graduation years end in threes and eights holding reunions.

"A Western Roundup" is the event's theme.

Events kick off on Thursday evening with the scholarship and awards program at Goldsboro High School. To date, alumni have awarded more than $500,000 to deserving students to continue their education.

Friday evening's gala will be a banquet honoring "Unsung Heroes," members who work for the organization behind the scenes.

Saturday's highlights include the annual alumni parade in downtown Goldsboro, starting at 10 a.m.. The Hubbard Alumni from Forsyth, Georgia and other alumni associations from Lumberton, N.C. and Sumpter, S.C. are also expected to attend.

While membership and tickets are required for some events, most are also open to the public. Ticket sales begin Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Alumni Cultural Center on Poplar Street, with tickets also available throughout the weekend at area hotels.

The following is a more extensive list of weekend events:


*2 p.m. Archives tour

*6:30 p.m. Chapter/contestants report to Goldsboro High School auditorium

*6:45 p.m. Celebrating classes line up in lobby

*7 p.m. Scholarship and awards program

*9 p.m. *Queen/King reception at Alumni Cultural Center


*8 a.m. Bud Simmons golf tournament at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course

*9 a.m. Naming of U.S. Post Office for John H. Wooten, Sr. at city hall

*10 a.m. Board of Directors meeting in alumni board room

*12 noon Board of Directors lunch at Carver Heights School

*1 p.m. Class of 1988 visit to Goldsboro High

*5 p.m. Alumni banquet honoring "Unsung Heroes" at H.V. Brown Hall, $10 ticket

Class of 1968 fish fry at Larsene Harper Taylor's residence

*7 p.m. Class of 1984 meet and greet at 800 Claiborne

Class of 1998 meet-and-greet fish fry at 604 Whitted Drive

*7:30 p.m. Class of 1988 meet and greet at Club Scorpion

*9 p.m. Class of 1988 "Back Down Memory Lane Party" at Club Scorpion

*9:30 p.m. *Alumni "Western Roundup" dance at HV Brown Hall

Bring your own everything. Cash prizes for best dressed.


*8 a.m. Parade lineup downtown Goldsboro

*10 a.m. Alumni parade

*12 noon Class of 1998 picnic -- Mina Weil Park

*12:30 p.m. *Alumni picnic #1 on alumni campus.

School children admitted free. Food served from 1-3:30 p.m. Kids meal $6

*1:30 p.m. Class of 1988 basketball game in the GHS gym

*5:15 p.m. Class of 1968 group picture, Goldsboro Country Club

*7 p.m. Class reunions -- 1958 banquet at St. Mark Church fellowship hall; 1968 at Goldsboro Country Club; 1988 prom night at NCO Club Seymour Johnson AFB

*12 a.m. Dance #2 -- "Young at Heart" at H.V. Brown Hall


*11 a.m. Worship service at H.V. Brown Hall

Class of 1958 -- St. James Church of Christ, Spruce and Alabama

Class of 1968 -- Victory Faith Center on U.S. 13 South

Class of 1988 -- Fertile Ground Ministries on U.S. 70 West

*3 p.m. *Alumni Class picnics on alumni campus

Entertainment "oldies and goodies" at 6 p.m.

Class of 1953 -- Cookout at home of Emmuel Lewis

Class of 1958 -- Home of Sally Thornton Oliver

Class of 1984 and 1988 Family Cookout -- H.V. Brown Park

*4 p.m. Class of 1968 cookout -- Herman Park, Park House

*6 p.m. Classes 1969, 70, 71 and 72, fish fry at 106 Park Place

*Denotes membership cards required