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RHS Class of 1976

The RHS Class of 1976 will hold its 35th-year class reunion on Saturday, June 11. Some details have changed so classmates are asked to read their email messages, facebook messages and check their invitation about times and places. Invitations were mailed last week. If you have not received yours, contact Connie Towery Schielack at 512-446-2922.

Information is still needed on the following classmates: Kelly Clark, Mark Clark, Rosemary (Cruz) Rubio, Billy Evans, Mike Hord, Richard Hutchinson, Randy Jackson, Regina (Jones) Mayfield, Tammy (McQuary) Harkins, Danny Perr y, Rebecca ( Rober ts) Parker, Hector Ruiz, Betty Smith, Billy Wilcox, and Jenice Woolverton.

Classmates should send name, mailing address, phone numbers, and email addresses to rockdalecla or they can go to the RHS Class private facebook account and ask to join the group. It is under the name “Rockdale High School Class of 1976.”

Big Blue Band reunion

The second annual Big Blue Band reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the Patterson Civic Center in Rockdale.

The first reunion last year drew an estimated 450 people, was termed a major success, and planning for the 2011 event began the next day.

Former band directors Bill Grusendorf, Don Thoede and Jim Perry, who guided the RHS band program during its “golden era” which produced consistent UIL Sweepstakes awards and 120-member bands, will attend. Perry is one of the main organizers.

He said donations will be accepted to cover the $425 cost of renting the civic center. A concession stand will be open, staffed by the Matinee Musical Club.

RHS Class of 1941

Members of the RHS Class of 1941 will hold their 70th reunion at the Busy Bee Restaurant June 11-12, according to Natha Lee House of Irving, publicist.

Saturday: 1:30 p.m., visiting and snacks; 7 p.m., dinner.

Sunday: 8: 30 a.m., breakfast, following by attendance at homecoming.

RHS Class of 1986

The RHS class of 1986 will hold its 25th-year reunion on Friday, July 22 at the Ranch and Saturday, July 23 at Rockdale Country Club. The class invites the classes of 1985 and 1987 to join them for the Friday night event.

For more information visit Facebook at Rockdale High School Class of 1986 and rsvp on Facebook at RHS Class of 1986 Twenty- Fif th Class Reunion. Other wise, send contact information and get information from Dana Pendleton at

Nelson family reunion

MILANO—The annual Nelson family reunion will be held Sunday, May 29 in the Milano Civic Center. Doors will open at 10 a.m.

A covered dish lunch will be served at noon, featuring a silent auction and guessing games. Family and friends are invited to attend and bring lunch dishes and silent auction items.

For more information call Barbara Starr, 446-6459, or Dorothy Muston, 446-2690.


MILANO—The Downey-Williamson family reunion will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center.

“All friends of the family are welcome,” said Mary Dockall, spokesperson.

For more information contact Martha Paschall, 817- 303- 0485, or email, or Dockall at 623-848-8081, email

47th Appelt reunion

HALLETTSVILLE—The 47th Appelt family reunion is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at Appelt’s Hill Hall in Hallettsville.

Lunch will be ser ved at noon. Meat, drinks, and paper goods will be furnished. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert, an item for a prize-drawing, photos for sharing or copying, and information to update their “limb” on the family tree.

For more information, contact Linda Ward, reunion secretary, at 512-250- 5230 (Austin) or atdward15@austin.

Doss family reunion

The annual Doss family reunion will be held Saturday, June 4 at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park. Doors will open at 10 a.m.

Attendees are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. Meat, paper goods and utensils will be provided.— Debbie Gage, publicist

Modesette reunion

THORNDALE—The annual Modesette reunion will be held Sunday, June 5 in the Thorndale VFW post home off FM 486 north. Family and friends are invited and doors will open at 10 a.m.

Attendees are asked to bring covered dishes of their favorite foods for the noon reunion meal. Paper goods, eating utensils, bread and drinks will be furnished. For more information call 446-3653.—Merle Culp, publicist 72nd LaGrone reunion

72nd Lagrone reunion

MILANO— The 72nd annual LaGrone family reunion is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, June 17-19 at the residence of Norine LaGrone.

Live music and a variety of food and games are on the schedule for one of the longest running family reunions in the state.

Friday is worker’s night with dinner to be served for those who help set up, while Saturday’s ice cream social will include hamburgers and hot dogs.

Saturday night will include the 7th annual LaGrone Muster.

The main reunion will begin with lunch being served at noon on Sunday with barbecue brisket, chicken, sausage and all the trimmings with a cornucopia of side dishes and desserts including home made ice cream.

Basketball, volleyball, softball, horseshoes and dominoes will be played. “Come and spend Father’s Day weekend with the kinfolks,” Bill Martin, publicist, said.

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