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Alumni groups planning reunions

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 21, 2012 1:46 PM

Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends will hold its 57th homecoming celebration during Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27.

Celebrating reunion classes will be those ending in 2's and 7's.

Kicking off the annual event will be the scholarship and awards program Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Goldsboro High School auditorium. In addition to entertainment and announcements of funds raised from various alumni classes, the 2012-13 alumni queen or king will be crowned.

There will be a golf tournament Friday morning at the Goldsboro Country Club and a free health fair for the public at the alumni center beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a Zumba class. Physicians and health care clinicians will be on hand to provide various screenings.

Many reunion classes will hold individual activities Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday activities include a parade in downtown Goldsboro at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic at alumni headquarters at noon and reunion banquets that evening.

The national organization, which also has chapters in Atlanta, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sunday worship service Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at H.V. Brown Hall with Rev. Allan Smith delivering the sermon and music provided by Continental Society Community Youth Choir. Tribute will be paid to the memory of Raymond Smith Sr., former president, who initiated the worship service as one of the concluding events for the annual gathering.

Below is a schedule of some events. For more information, contact Dorothy Hardy at 919-734-6274 or 920-3521.


11 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Membership tickets and Young @ Heart dance tickets on sale at Alumni Center

12-3 p.m. -- Archives room open

7 p.m. -- Scholarship and awards program, GHS auditorium

9:30 p.m. -- Queen/King reception at Alumni Center


8 a.m. -- Golf Tournament, Goldsboro Country Club

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Health Fair

9 a.m. -- Board of directors meeting, Alumni Center

4 p.m. -- Basketball game, GHS vs. EWHS at Eastern Wayne

4-6 p.m. -- Class of 1967 meet and greet, Herman Park Center

5 p.m. -- Class of 1962 meet and greet, Holiday Inn Express

6-8 p.m. -- GHS class of 1992 meet and greet, Fast Eddie's Sports Bar & Grill

8 p.m. to 1 a.m. -- All White Dance, Walnut Creek Country Club

6:30-9 p.m. -- Class of 1972 meet and greet, Country Inn & Suites

9 p.m. -- Alumni dance, H.V. Brown Hall


8 a.m. -- Parade line-up downtown

10 a.m. -- Alumni parade

12 noon -- Alumni picnic on headquarters campus

1-3 p.m. -- Class of 1972 basketball game, W.A. Foster Center

6 p.m. -- Class of 1957 banquet, HGDC Community Crisis Center

6-11 p.m. -- Class of 1967 banquet and dance, Lane Tree Golf Club

6-9 p.m. -- Class of 1992 banquet, Herman Park Center

7 p.m. -- Class of 1965, 65th birthday party, Murray's BBQ (formerly Madison's)

9 p.m. -- Young @ Heart dance, H.V. Brown Hall (tickets required)


10:15 a.m. -- Class of 1992 worship service, Mount Zion Church Ministries

11 a.m. -- Worship service, H.V. Brown Hall

11 a.m. -- Class of 1967 worship service, Mount Calvary MB Church

Class of 1972 worship service, St. Mark Church of Christ

2-5:30 p.m. -- Class of 1967 family picnic, Dillard Middle School

2:30-6 p.m. -- Class of 1972 picnic, 304 Bunche Drive

3 p.m. -- Alumni class picnics on headquarters campus, Class of 1955 and 1992

3 p.m. -- Class of 1989 Unity Gospel Concert, Mount Calvary MB Church (open to public)

9 p.m. to midnight -- GHS Class of 1970 60th birthday bash, Lane Tree Golf Club, dinner at 7 p.m.