Homecoming draws 150 to Patterson Center
Bill Dessens was presented original letters, dating back to 1877.
Local historian Vickie Pounders Everhart had purchased the letters online and had been corresponding with the family for some time.
Awards were as follows:
Oldest present, Robert Hirt, 94; youngest, Jesus Andrew Gomez, 6; traveled greatest distance, Mary Helen (Masiel) Henry, Princeton, British Columbia (Canada).
Door prize baskets, made by Barbara Gross, were won by J. T. Talley and Becky Gifford.
Judy Slusher, homecoming association president, was mistress of ceremonies. Attending from 50-year honors class of 1962: Front (L-R) Joyce Beverly Griggs, Dianna (Whiteley) Sousares, Barbara (Yarbrough) Bayless (former counselor), Mary Helen (Masiel) Henry, Harry Valek, John Franklin, Barbara (Jones) Manbeck, Barbara (Allen) Ormsby, Mary Helen (Garza) Ortega, Shirley (Dockall) Lindsey, David Chapman, Kathy (Arrington) Lane; back row, Collier Perry, Barbara McKinnon, Linda Williams, John Stanislaw; second row, Joyce (Chapman (Greenwood) Wright, Donnie Laurence, Dan Scurlock, Ann (Kyle)