76th Homecoming ahead on Sunday

The seventy-sixth Rockdale Homecoming will be held Sunday at the Patterson Center, according to Dr. Lucile Estell, spokesperson for the Rockdale Homecoming Association.

Dr. Estell said doors open around 9:30 a.m. as people arrive ready to visit with friends and classmates.

A lunch catered by Lee’s L a nd ing w ill be ser ved at 12:30 p.m. “Pre-registration is not necessary,” Dr. Estell said. Lunch is $10 per person, payable at the door.

Receiving special recognition this year will be the Rockdale High School graduating class of 1961. This year’s Rockdale Homecoming Association president, Judy Slusher, is a member of that class.

During Homecoming weekend, the International and Great Northern Depot Museum will be open to visitors, Dr. Estell said.

The depot, which currently features an exhibit of antique toys along with mining paraphernalia, is located at the corner of Main and Milam. (See page 2A).

Dr. Estell said special displays, including one by Vickie Everhart, will be featured during homecoming.

“Everyone is encouraged to attend the Homecoming,” Dr Estell said. “ You don’t have to be a Rockdale High School graduate in order to attend. Many former residents return for the event and visitors are always welcome.”

The Homecoming Association was formed in 1933 and planned its first event for the next year. First homecoming was held June 10, 1934, at Fair Park and a homecoming has been held each June for the past 76 years.

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