By JO ANNE MCKNIGHT
This yr marks the 70th anniversary of Semmes College and the 20th birthday of Semmes Boys and Women Membership, situated at 3810 Wulff Street E. The college constructing housed Semmes Excessive College earlier than Mary G. Montgomery Excessive College was constructed. It then grew to become Semmes Center and ultimately the Boys and Women Membership.
With so a few years within the rearview mirror, it’s time for an All-Class Reunion of those that attended highschool or center college lessons or labored on the previous Semmes College, in addition to all alumni of Semmes Boys and Women Membership. As such, the basic public is invited to attend the birthday/anniversary celebration on Saturday, Could four, from10 a.m. till 2 p.m., in accordance with Semmes Boys and Women Membership Director, Blake DeWitt.
The aim is for previous associates and classmates to come back collectively and share recollections of days passed by and updates about households, careers and milestones of their lives. No RSVP is required. “Simply come and revel in yourselves,” De Witt stated.
A number of actions are deliberate for the occasion. There shall be vintage automobiles on show in entrance of the varsity and the lecture rooms inside shall be designated into a long time and can characteristic yearbooks, pictures and memorabilia. A proper reception just isn’t deliberate however De Witt stated The Hickory Pit Too shall be promoting “Cease Signal Pizzas” and the one-and-only “Viking Particular” a nostalgic plate of chili cheese fries that was served at Mary G. Montgomery Excessive College in the course of the late 80s and 90s.
“This previous constructing has seen many generations stroll by its doorways,” DeWitt stated. “We hope that everybody comes out to have a good time one thing that we share an excessive amount of love and respect for on this neighborhood.”
Semmes All-Class Reunion is partnering with the 16th Semmes Heritage Day Competition at Heritage Park, simply throughout the highway at 3871 Wulff Street. Collectively, the occasions make for a full day of enjoyable and leisure for many who attend. As all the time, the park shall be full of music and dance.
The Women of Grace, Marla Murrill and Susan Williamson will entertain and uplift the gang with their mix of Southern gospel. Ella Wolff will current a violin solo and the Again Porch Boys, Don Jenkins and Earl Hudgins, will take their listeners down Reminiscence Lane with their basic nation, Southern rock, gospel and blues. Among the many dance teams shall be Amelia’s Dance Crew, the Rhythm Dance Middle Dancers and Elevate Dance Crew.
Those that love historical past will respect the 1902 Semmes Schoolhouse, sitting on its unique plot of floor. Malone Chapel, a duplicate of the primary Baptist church in Semmes, sits close by. Within the rear of the park is a device shed the place Sammy Everett will use his grandfather’s grist mill to make crack-corn, grits and corn meal. To spherical out the authenticity of the turn-of-the-20th Century is a log cabin full of vintage furnishings and implements. Beth Pippin will display the artwork of quilting.
One other occasion guests to Heritage Day can sit up for is the classic trend present. It’s open to anybody who wish to costume up in apparel of the early 1900s. So as to add extra coloration, the sleek Camellia Maids will brighten the shady grounds with their jewel-toned robes.
The All-Class Reunion occasion serves meals of 40 years in the past however these visiting Semmes Heritage Park can buy barbecue plates, chilly drinks and baked items for dessert.
The occasion is sponsored by Semmes Heritage Park, the Metropolis of Semmes and Cellular County Fee. The AL200 BicentenniaL-sanctioned occasion will embrace the Semmes Bicentenial Artwork Show at Semmes Regional Library, 9150 Moffett Street.