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Homecoming welcomes back 150

Class of 1963 was this year’s honor class


(Left to right) Ollie Young, Sandra Young and Bruce Holliman reminisce about the “good old days” at the annual Rockdale Homecoming Saturday at the Patterson Center. 
Photo courtesy of Dr. Lucile Estell (Left to right) Ollie Young, Sandra Young and Bruce Holliman reminisce about the “good old days” at the annual Rockdale Homecoming Saturday at the Patterson Center. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lucile Estell There was a good crowd at Saturday’s annual Rockdale Homecoming Association event held at the Patterson Civic Center with 150 visitors reminiscing about the “good old days.”

RHS Class of 1963 was this year’s honor class, marking 50 years since their graduation.

Newly elected Rockdale mayor John King read a proclamation and Gary Jackson gave the invocation.

A catered lunch was served, prepared by Terri York Sandoval and A Touch of Elegance.

Awards were as follows:

Oldest present, Robert Hirt, 95, of Houston; youngest, Bryson Ramsey, 11, of Claremore, Okla.; traveled greatest distance, Jim and Lea McDaniels, Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Door prize baskets were won by Darlene Tucker and Bruce Holliman.

Gerry Offield, homecoming association president, was mistress of ceremonies.

Rockdale Homecoming Association’s elected of f icers for 2014 are:

Gerry Offield, president; Wilma Owens, president- elect; Wenda Dyer, secretary; Billie Noack, treasurer; Ramona Barlow, historian.

Board members area: Dr. Lucile Estell, Linda Crane, Joy Graham, Barbara Gross, Peggy Hosek, Charles Hubert, Marie Hubert, Gary Jackson, John Rinn and Judy Slusher, past president.


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