FORT GAY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
“GIVING SOMETHING BACK”
“Joe Damron Memorial Golf Tournament Supporting the FGHS Memorial Scholarship”
June 30, 2014
Dear Fort Gay Alumnus;
Enclosed is information regarding our annual banquet, reunion, and golf tournament. We kmow that you will find this year’s events equal to or exceeding any past reunions.
As many are aware, the Fort Gay Middle School closed the doors of the old high school and has moved to their new building. Because of this it has become necessary to again move the site of our annual banquet this year. This year’s banquet will be held at the First Baptist Church of Louisa, KY located at 301 West Pike Street, Louisa KY. The banquet area is air conditioned and is quite large and comfortable with plenty of paved parking. It is the best site we have had since beginning the banquet back in the 1990’s, and will be our second year using these facilities. Registration and reception will begin at 5pm on Friday, August 29, 2014. Beverages will be served during the reception and dinner will commence at approximately 6-6:15 pm. Following dinner, a program will be presented. Please note, due to the caterer needing time and space to set up, you will not be able to enter prior to 5 pm.
The cost of this year’s banquet will remain at $25.00 per person, the same as in previous years. While we have been able to accommodate all reservation requests in the past, we would recommend that reservations be made as early as possible because of the limited seating area.
We will honor the class of 1964 this year. They will have reserved seating as a group if they wish and will be introduced as a group. We would ask that if you are a member of this class and that your class has made plans to attend as a group, that you note that on your reservation request so that we may provide adequate seating.
The deadline for receiving reservations this year will be Monday, August 25. This is necessary so that the caterer may do her meal planning. Your check will be your reservation and should be made payable to “The Fort Gay High School Alumni Association”. Reservations should be made through and checks mailed to our Banquet Chairman, Rita Palfrey, 1105 2nd. Street, Huntington, WV 25701. Rita may also be contacted at 304 525 5563 or email at; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second annual “JOE DAMRON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SUPPORTING THE FGHS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP” will be played this year at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course located at Yatesville Lake State Park near Louisa, KY. The tournament will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014. The tournament will again be a best ball tournament with a shotgun start at approximately 9 am. Registration will commence at 7:30 am. A lunch will be served on the golf course and water bottles and snacks placed on each cart. We will also have a continental breakfast for those players arriving early. There will be a number of prizes and awards. The cost will be $50.00 per player or $200.00 per team which includes cart, greens fees, breakfast, snacks, beverages, and lunch. The course should be in excellent condition.
The golf tournament is our major source of income for supporting and growing the FGHS Memorial Scholarship. One of the major aspects of the tournament is the sponsorship of a golf hole by individuals, groups, or businesses. This has been very well supported in past tournaments. We have high hopes for a like response this year. We are making a plea that if you have sponsored a golf hole in the past, that you would consider doing so again. If you have not sponsored a golf hole in the past, then we would welcome you on board. Golf sponsorships are $100.00 each.
For additional information regarding the golf tournament, to sign up to play, and or sponsor a golf hole, please contact Golf Chairman, Paul Salmons, 9811 South Highway #1, Webbville, KY 41180. Phone 606 652 4048 or email at email@example.com. All checks for hole sponsorships and golf reservations should be mailed to Paul at the above address.
THE FGHSAA BOARD IN 2012 ESTABLISHED A “DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI” AWARD TO BE GIVEN EACH YEAR TO AN ALUMNUS OF FGHS WHO HAS DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES THROUGH THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS BOTH IN THEIR CHOSEN AVOCATION AS WELL AS THEIR PUBLIC SERVICE. THE AWARD IS MADE EACH YEAR AT OUR BANQUET. THIS YEARS SELECTION HAS BEEN MADE AND IT IS DARRELL PRATT, CLASS OF 1971. WE CONGRATULATE DARRELL UPON BEING SELECTED AND LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING HIM AND HIS WIFE AS OUR GUESTS AT THE BANQUET. WE ENCOURAGE ALL OF DARRELL’S MANY FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND CLASSMATES TO ATTEND THE BANQUET AND HONOR HIM BY THEIR PRESENCE.
An additional honor has now been bestowed upon the FGHS Memorial Scholarship. All students receiving the scholarship are now designated “FORT GAY SCHOLARS” by Marshall University. The FGHS Memorial Scholarship continues to thrive and provide support for four students each year from Tolsia High School. The students receiving the scholarship this year will be sharing in excess of $12,000.00 in financial support from the fund. In the event that you do not plan to attend the reunion but wish to financially support the scholarship, you may do so by sending contributions to our treasurer, Paul Salmons, at his address mentioned earlier in the letter. Checks should be made payable to FGHS Alumni Association and noted for FGHS Memorial Scholarship.
The Alumni Association now has a Facebook page. Perhaps many of you have already found it and are visiting often. You will see continuing information during the month of July and August concerning the upcoming reunion. You may leave comments and it is operated at no cost to the Alumni Association. Please visit it OFTEN and check out the pictures and make comments. It is a great way to communicate with former classmates and friends from your high school days.
Enclosed is a one page summation of who the Alumni Association is and what and how it is doing. We thought you would find it informative. Show it to friends, former classmates, and other individuals or businesses that would be interested in helping us to assist students in pursuit of a higher education. It briefly sums up how the scholarship is doing and how it is surpassing all of our expectations.
At this time, we have no information to pass along regarding Heritage Day on Saturday, August 30, or the Fort Gay Womens Club reception that has been held on Saturday night in the past. If we receive anything we will place it on the face book page.
Anyone having questions or needing additional information, may contact me at my address or either of my phone numbers
Richard A. Plymale, Chairman, FGHS Alumni Association
1468 Pine Meadow Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone 859 255 5836 Cell phone 859 361 3318 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.