Dillard/Goldsboro expecting thousands for reunion
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 19, 2013 1:50 AM
The Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends Inc. annual reunion celebration will take place next weekend, with an anticipated $72,000 in scholarships to be presented to area high school students.
This is the 59th year for the gathering of the national high school alumni organization. They historically meet Memorial Day weekend, with graduates from Goldsboro High School and the former Dillard High School attending an array of events.
This year, high school classes ending in 3s and 8s will celebrate their respective milestones.
In addition to reunions, there will also be a parade, a golf tournament, health and wellness fair, crowning of the Alumni Queen and presentation of student scholarships.
Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends Inc. has six chapters on the East coast -- Goldsboro, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York.
A schedule of events appears below, with more information on the website at www.dgafinc.org.
7 p.m. -- Scholarship and awards program, Goldsboro High School; announcement of Alumni Queen
8 a.m. -- Golf tournament, Goldsboro Country Club
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Health Fair, J.V. Brown Hall
9 a.m. -- Board of Directors Meeting, Alumni Center
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- Archives Room Open
4 p.m. -- Class of 1963 -- Memorial service and tour of former Dillard High School
5 p.m. -- Class of 1983 -- Meet and Greet, Comfort Suites, 2613 North Park Drive
Class of 1965 Meet and Greet, Murray's BBQ & Seafood, New Hope Road
7-9 p.m. -- Class of 1989 -- Meet and Greet, Arts Council of Wayne County
9 p.m. -- Alumni Dance, H.V. Brown Hall
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Third Annual Health Fair and Health Wellness Seminars, H.V. Brown Hall
10 a.m. -- Alumni Parade, downtown Goldsboro
12 noon -- Alumni Picnic on headquarters campus (food served 12:30-3:30)
2:30 p.m. -- Class of 1983 basketball game, Dillard Middle School Gym, $5
6 p.m. -- Class of 1966, 65th birthday party, Laughing Owl, 100 N. Center St.
6:30 p.m. -- Class of 1963, 50th reunion banquet, Walnut Creek Country Club
7-11 p.m. -- Class of 1983 banquet and dance, Lane Tree Golf Club
7 p.m. -- Class of 1961 70th birthday party, Walnut Creek Country Club
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. -- Young @ Heart Dance I (28 and older), H.V. Brown Hall (Ticket required)
8 a.m. -- Class of 1983 Worship service, St. Mark Church of Christ
9 a.m. -- Worship service, H.V. Brown Hall
10:30 a.m. -- Memorial service, H.V. Brown Hall
11 a.m. -- Class of 1966 Worship Service, New Stoney Hill Church
1-4 p.m. -- Archives Room open
2 p.m. -- Alumni class picnics and family fun day, headquarters campus
3 p.m. -- Class of 1955 fellowship; Class of 55 Room (Neal A. Stitt Bldg.)
4 p.m. -- Class of 1989 Unity Gospel Concert, H.V. Brown Hall (Open to public)
Class of 1983 family fun day, Berkeley Park
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. -- Young @ Heart Dance II (21 and older), H.V. Brown Hall (Ticket required)