October 27, 2016
8 months and 19 days left
until our reunion.
 


Sponsored by LHS 60 to 70 Planning Group

For all LHS Attendees who remember the

"Myrtle Beach Days"


 
This year's  event will be October ​27 - 30, 2016. 
If you are really planning ahead, we have reserved the ballrooms for October 26 - 29, 2017.  

 
The cost for attending the 2016 event will be $50. 



 
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Have you ever wondered how the reunion event got started?  Our leader is Tommy Huskey and it was his idea.  Here is his story: 

 

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The Perfect Storm
How the LHS 1960 - 1970 Reunion was Born

-by Tommy Huskey



With the laws of "six degrees of separation" I must give Colin Rudisill the honor of being responsible for the Reunion and this is how it happened.

Five or so years ago Colin Rudisill was working in Charlotte for a Mortgage Broker. One day Colin called and mentioned that one of his former coworkers had opened a bar in Gastonia.  He asked me if I would like to ride over with him to check it out.  Of course that was a silly question.

So, we ventured over to Gastonia to Freemans Pub, at 173 W. Main Avenue.  Brad Freeman chose a nice location for his pub in old Gastonia.  It is set up nicely, provides good food, good drinks, and good fellowship. Needless to say, I started visiting the Pub from time to time.

One day I was in there and started a conversation with a gentleman who turned out to be Bob Freeman, Brad's father. Bob mentioned that he was on the committee of the West Meck/Hardin High School Reunion and he gave me his card.

It sounded like a great idea to me. I thought, "Hey we can do that with the LHS group of classmates!" I checked out the West Meck/Hardin High School Reunion website, I googled Reunions 101 and called Bob a few times for information.


The West Meck/Hardin group call their reunions "The Sixties" class of '60 to '69. Crap, if we did that I couldn't attend! You see I'm a classmate from 1970. After I made a slight change to their rules, I started assembling a planning committee. I looked through my annuals. Then I branched out to annuals belonging to friends and family members. I checked out the Class Officers of each class - 1960 to 1970. See how I cleverly added in my class?  I ran through a good many names in the first year and by the end of the year I had a list of willing accomplices. And I had an awesome group with diverse talents!

Luck was on my side!  I found people! Pam and Patsy, the "computer geniuses," Paula and Steve the "people people."  Then I asked people who had worked on individual class reunions, Ellen, Becky and Linda. Then we found Mickey Caskey, the "entertainment man"  And Rickie, the "money manager!" And of course not to forget Gail, the manager of the Silent Auction.  And my sweet wife, the "hospitality manager."  We are fortunate to have folks who join in to look after certain aspects of the reunions.  Some volunteer their trailers and personal vehicles for hauling our
"stuff."  Some volunteer to manage the cornhole tounaments (Wink Finger.) The Cloningers do the bingo.


Lucky again, the group kept growing into the committee we have today.  Many of them were strangers to one another before we started our journey.  Today we are like a big family.  As with any family, there were struggles and disagreements.  We made mistakes and learned from them.

If you are reading this now, you are aware of the results. We have had a great time putting this together and look forward to many more years of "Fun and Games".

So if Colin wasn't a friend and hadn't worked with Brad and Brad hadn't opened the Bar and I hadn't met Bob Freeman and I hadn't decided to put it together and I hadn't found the right people to help and we didn't have such a great relationship, I don't believe we would have a Reunion.

That's my story!   Thank You Colin Rudisill!   Now if I can just get him to come to a reunion!   Oh well, that's another story.

Thomas E. Huskey, Jr. P.E.

 

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October will be here soon and we have lots of work to do!  We have kept the entry cost per person at same for the past three years.   Our costs have increased but we have made up the difference in creative ways.  Of course the silent auction helps, and we have sponsors, and the committee did a yard sale.  The first two years we didnt have a band.  We plan to have one again this year.   Taking all that into consideration, we must raise the price for attending.

The cost per person to attend the 2016 reunion is $50. 

We have begun to discuss the individual events for the reunion.  Check here often.  We will post our schedule of events as it evolves.  We plan to make the 2016 reunion the best one yet!  Don't miss it

We are working with Ocean Drive Resort on a block of rooms. 




 
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Mickey Caskey is our Entertainment Manager.  He did an EXCELLENT job keeping us laughing and having fun all weekend! 
Plus he planned and executed the Veterans Tribute. 
Lets give Mick a standing ovation!
 

Maybe you are curious who participated in the entertanment? 

Here's your answer!

 

Patsy Cline – Kathy  Barnette Valentine


Sonny and Cher – Holly Howell and Conrad Rhyne


The Tams – Mickey Caskey, Johnny Colvard, Steve Valentine, Donnie Robinson


Gomer Pyle – Mickey Caskey


Guitarzan – John Barkley,   Jane - Mickey Caskey,   Cheetah – Patti Norwood


Wolves – Patti Norwood and Holly Howell


Villagettes  – Fire Lady - Trudy Ray Bell, 
       Indian Princess – Kay Long Warren,
               Biker Mama – Vickie Carpenter Elmore,
    Cowgirl –Dianne Stamey Jenkins
         Construction worker – Kay Nale Kerr

 

 
 
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Keep watching.  We will be organizing corn hole fun again next year!

The winners from the 2015 tournament were:

Single winner -    Danny Long -  Class of '76
Doubles winners - Rick Blackwell - Class of  '72
                              Mitch Burgin - Class of  '80
 

 
 
 
 



 



 
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Front row:  Johnny Colvard, Vickie Colvard, Pam Lineberger, Tommy Huskey, Judy Shuford, Marty Shuford  Second row:  Smit
Front row: Johnny Colvard, Vickie Colvard, Pam Lineberger, Tommy Huskey, Judy Shuford, Marty Shuford Second row: Smitty Little, Becky Crouse, Steve Valentine, Mick Caskey Third row: Pam Huskey, Ann Caldwell, Patsy Cashion, Rickie Allen, Paula Turner, Frances Baker, Bobby Baker Top Row: Ellen Lingerfelt, Linda Harrill Rudisill, Ken Rudisill, Libby Caldwell, Steve Caldwell
The committee wants to thank all who attended. 
You made it what it was:  
AWESOME! 
 

Please send your pictures to information@lhs60to70.com

We will post them for you!!!





 
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October 2015 Reunion was a blast!



 



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