The Rockdale High School Class of 1960 held its 50th-year reunion and was the honor class at Rockdale’s homecoming Sunday at the Patterson Civic Center. Back row (L-R), Phillip Swearingen, Larry Phillips, John Brockman, David Galbreath, Pauline Kirby Reynolds, Kaye Kyle Salyer, Harvey Holliman, Virginia Abel Wedeikes, Mary Richards Robinson, Larry Anderson, Frank Burford, Wyatt Jones, Andy Knight, Lamar Angel; front row, Norma Koehler Coelho, Barbara King Nelson, Shirley Caywood Bailey, Carolyn Young Drummond, Grace Marshall Whitehead, Doris Munoz Peart, Polly Grubbs Shmock, Marline Lanford Bradley.
The 76th annual Rockdale Homecoming was held Sunday at the Patterson Civic Center, drawing Rockdale High School graduates from their thirties to nineties.
At left, Robert Hirt, 92, was the oldest in attendance. The spry nonegenarian drove himself from his home in Houston.
There was a tie for those who traveled the greatest distance with both nearing the 1,000-mile mark. Grace Marshall Whitehead and husband Andy traveled from Maryville, Tennesee, while Phoenix, Arizona residents Gerald and Mary Dockall came from the other direction.
Below, crowds listened to Dr. Lucile Estell, who spoke of ongoing tourism efforts to attract more people to town.
New officers for the Homecoming committee were elected as follows: Judy Slusher, president; Gerry Offield, vice president; Wenda Jo Dyer, secretary; and Billie Noack, treasurer.
Reporter/Ken Esten Cooke