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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Partnering Sponsors

Natives of Lee County South Carolina wishes to join with the 2008 Gathering of the Classes II committee members in thanking the following individuals and businesses for their financial contributions to this event and to the memory of Bishopville High School; its former students, teachers and employees.




The Honorable Grady A. Brown and Mrs. Brown
South Carolina House of Representatives
District 50 - Lee & Sumter Counties
Bishopville, South Carolina


City Nursery Farm, Inc.
Tom Drayton, President – Graham Drayton, Vice-President
Bishopville, South Carolina


Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Helen) Hirschman
St. Augustine, Florida

State Farm Insurance - Margaret S. Copeland
Margaret “Segars” (David) Copeland
Bishopville, South Carolina


Kaeser & Blair, Inc.
Authorized Dealer
Mr. and Mrs. John D. (Ann Bailey) Reames, Sr
Sumter, South Carolina


Mr. and Mrs. John L. (Kathy) Patterson
Daytona Beach, Florida

Mr. Wayne Capell
Treasurer, Lee County
Bishopville, South Carolina


Mr. and Mrs. Brad (Dolly Davis) McCutchen
Bamberg, South Carolina

Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Panagiota) Smith
Easley, South Carolina

Ms. Daphne Jean ‘Muldrow’ Dickerson
Darlington, South Carolina

Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. (Lib) Parnell
Sumter, South Carolina

Mr. Charles “Chuck” Selkinghaus
Summerton, South Carolina

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley (Beverly Muldrow) Reid, Jr
Weddington, North Carolina

Carolina Custom Club
Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Gloria) Frenz
Sumter, South Carolina


Bishopville Drug Company, Inc
Wiley Alexander
Bishopville, South Carolina


Bishopville Tire Company
Gayle Kerr
Bishopville, South Carolina


Jared’s Ace Hardware
Jake Smith
Bishopville, South Carolina


Norton Funeral Home
Billy McCutchen
Bishopville, South Carolina

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cast in Stone - Gathering of the Classes Schedule of Activities

Schedule of Activities:

Dress Code for all activities: Casual - Dress for the weather! ! !

· 7 pm Friday – July 25th – Early Bird drop-in and registration for BHS former students Bishopville Country Club. Cash Bar; Light refreshments; DJ; Dancing

Friday’s events:

· 9 am Friday - July 25th - Bicycle Tour of Bishopville. Please let us know if you will participate. Bring your own bicycle(s) and enjoy an early morning ride down memory lane.

Alumni Registration:

· 7 pm Saturday – July 26th - Gathering of the Classes II Reunion Celebration Bishopville Country Club; Cash Bar; Heavy hors d'oeuvres; Live Entertainment and DJ; so be prepared to dance the night away.

Saturday’s events:

· 9 am Sharp- Bus leaves the parking lot of Bishopville Country Club to begin the tour of the county’s areas of interest; including a stop at the old BHS campus.

· 9:30 am Tee time - Golf Tournament Bishopville Country Club, Saturday morning.

Picnic and Fishing Derby:

· 8 am- Sunday – July 27th - Join Rev. Bill Bouknight, Hank Martin, Bill Patterson and Rita Kirven at Lee County’s beautiful Lake Ashwood for a special Alumni Worship Service honoring our deceased class members. Bring a brown bag lunch for the picnic following the service.

Gathering of the Classes Bus Tour Schedule

1. 9 am Sharp - July 26th Saturday morning – Bus leaves the parking lot at the Bishopville Country Club

2. First stop - Emmett Acres Alpaca and Mini Llama Farm where you may get to hug an Alpaca. (No charge - Contributions accepted - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

3. Second stop - Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Gardens (No charge - Contributions accepted - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

4. Third stop - Opera House on Main Street (No charge - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

6. Fourth stop - Cotton Museum/ Flag Park ($3.00 charge - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

7. Fifth stop - Lunch at Harry and Harry Too (Dutch treat – call order in prior to leaving Cotton Museum – Allowed time one hour maximum)

8. Sixth stop - James House on North Dennis Avenue ($4.00 charge - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

9. Seventh stop – Bishopville High School (No charge - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

10. Eighth stop - Artesian well north of Bishopville to drink from the “Youth Well” (No charge - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

11. Ninth stop - Lee State Natural Area (formerly Lee State Park) where we will visit the environmental education center (No charge - Allowed time 30 minutes maximum)

12. Drive by tour of the new Lee Central High School

13. Drive by tour of Lee Correctional Institution

14. Drive by tour of City Nursery Farms, Inc.

15. Drive by tour of City Hall

16. Drive by tour of The Mountain.

17. Tour ends back in the parking lot of Bishopville Country Club.

Note: This tour is approximately 40 map miles in length. Tour time should be about six hours maximum; ending at approximately 3 pm (if there are still points of interest left at the six hour mark they will have to be dropped from the tour to accommodate time restrictions and available funding)

Direct any questions to:

John Reames
803.720.5007
johnreames@sc.rr.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

You Tell Me

Sometimes the person on the inside just doesn't see things in the same manner as those on the outside. So I'm depending on all of you 'outsiders' letting me know what you think about my blog.

Is the blog too, too busy?

Do you think I need to get rid of some of the stuff?

What would you like to see or read about?

You Tell Me

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Urgent Request

To All Classmates:

On July 6, 2008 I posted the following:


The Gathering of the Classes Reunion Committee needs volunteers to help with set-up, decorations, registrations and clean-up. Please contact us at 803.720.5007 or send an e-mail to johnreames@sc.rr.com.

Here is a brief explaination for this urgent request:

A series of family crises understandably has one of the committee member’s complete attentions and the unexpected resignation of another has left but two of the original four to do the work that needs to be done. Top that off with the fact that one of the two remaining committee members lives in Florida and you begin to get the picture.

Also, we found out recently that our source for tables and chairs will not be able to help us out again this year due to a change in policy and we need at least 10 cafeteria style tables with the accompanying folding chairs.

Due to these unforeseen circumstances we are pleading for your help. Everything else is in place; the Friday mixer, the bike ride, the bus tour, the golf tourney, the main event, Sundays memorial service are all arranged.

Please call me or send me an e-mail letting me know how you can help.


Johnny Reames
803.720.5007
johnreames@sc.rr.com


Also, many of you have requested a Schedule of Activities. See below:
Schedule of Activities:
• Friday – July 25th, 2008 – Early Bird drop-in and registration for BHS former students Bishopville Country Club 7pm. Cash Bar; Light refreshments; DJ; Dancing
Friday’s events:
• Bicycle Tour of Bishopville. Please let us know if you will participate. Bring your own bicycle(s) and enjoy an early morning ride down memory lane.
Alumni Registration:
• Saturday – July 26th, 2008 - Gathering of the Classes II Reunion Celebration Bishopville Country Club 7pm; Cash Bar; Heavy hors d'oeuvres; Live Entertainment and DJ; so be prepared to dance the night away.
Saturday’s events:
• Morning Tour (9AM) of the county’s areas of interest to include a stop at the old BHS campus.
• Golf Tournament Bishopville Country Club, Saturday morning. Tee time to be announced
Picnic and Fishing Derby:
• Sunday – July 27th, 2008 – 8 AM - Join Rev. Bill Bouknight, Hank Martin, Bill Patterson and Rita Kirven at Lee County’s beautiful Lake Ashwood for a special Alumni Worship Service honoring our deceased class members.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Volunteers Needed

The Gathering of the Classes Reunion Committee needs volunteers to help with set-up, decorations, registrations and clean-up. Please contact us at 803.720.5007 or send an e-mail to johnreames@sc.rr.com.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

July's Birthdays

Nick West’s birthday is July 8th

Ellie Price's birthday is July 10th

Bob Latimer's birthday is July 14th

Bill Patterson’s birthday is July 16th

Sam Boykin's birthday is July 19th

Hank Martin’s birthday is July 21st

Daphne Jean ‘Muldrow’ Dickerson’s birthday is July 26th

Joyce ‘Walters’ Waldroop’s birthday is July 31st

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Friday, July 04, 2008

How old are the tires on your vehicle?

Are you aware the tires on your automobile could be older than you thought? Just because the tread looks new doesn’t make the tire new. In fact, your tires could be several years older than the year in which you bought them.

Over the years I have replaced many sets of tires and never once did I hear any dealer tell me about the life expectancy of the tire before the rubber hit the road. I thought I was buying "new" tires.

I now know tires have a shelf life and the Federal Government requires the date of manufacture to be stamped on each tire!

Don't take my word for it. Discover for yourself if you and your family are riding on potentially hazardous outdated tires? Click here to learn the facts.


Editor’s note: I want to thank my good friend Mike Mercer for bringing a potentially deadly circumstance to my attention. I immediately checked on the age of the tires on my three vehicles. I’ll post my findings in a later posting. Meanwhile, I would be interested to know if any reader has discovered really old tires on their automobiles.

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