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Below is all of the information regarding our upcoming reunion.  Please note that contacts and reservations for the banquet and for golf tournament related activities are different individuals.  Any questions, feel free to contact me.

FORT GAY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

“GIVING SOMETHING BACK”

https://fghsaa.wordpress.com     

 

 

June 25, 2013

 

Dear FortGay Alumnus;

 

Enclosed is information regarding our annual banquet, reunion, and golf tournament.  We hope that you will find this year’s events equal to or exceeding any past reunions.

 

As many are aware, the Fort Gay Middle School will has closed the doors of the old high school and is in the process of moving to their new facility during the summer.  Because of this it has become necessary to 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.  This area is air conditioned and is quite large and comfortable with plenty of parking.  It is the best site we have had since beginning the banquet back in the 1990’s.   Registration and reception will begin at 5pm on Friday, August 30.  Beverages will be served during the reception and dinner will commence at approximately 6-6:15 pm.  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 1963 this year.  They will have reserved seating as a group if they wish and will be introduced individually.  We would ask that if you are a member of this class and that your class has made plans, 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 26.  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 r.pelfrey@yahoo.com

 

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of  Joe Damron.  Joe was a long time member of the Alumni Board and had served as golf chairman for twelve years.  Joe also had served as treasurer and as assistant chairman of the board.  He led the golf tournament from its humble beginning to the success it has become today.  In memory of Joe, the golf tournament is being named in his honor.  Beginning with this year’s tournament it will permanently be known as “The Joe Damron Memorial Golf Tournament Supporting The FGHS Memorial Scholarship”.

 

The first annual  “ JOE DAMRON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SUPPORTING THE  FGHS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP” will be played this year at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course located at YatesvilleLakeState Park near Louisa, KY.  The tournament will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013.  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 sack 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.   Hole 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 psalmons@hotmail.com. All checks for hole sponsorships and golf reservations should be mailed to Paul at the above address.    We are pleased to announce that four Tolsia High School graduates who are enrolled at Marshall University will be receiving $12,000.00 in support this year from the FGHS Memorial Scholarship fund.  We hope to have one or more of these students as our guest at the banquet.

 

THE FGHSAA BOARD LAST YEAR 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 H. KETIH SPEARS, PhD.   WE CONGRATULATE KEITH UPON BEING SELECTED AND LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING HIM AND RITA AS OUT GUEST AT THE BANQUET.  WE ENCOURAGE ALL OF KEITH’S MANY FRIENDS TO ATTEND THE BANQUET AND HONOR KEITH 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.

  

You may have noticed that underneath the letterhead there is an internet address.  We have been operating an alumni blog site for a couple of years titled “The Viking Chronicles”.   It is kind of a fun site with a variety of subjects,  information, and pictures placed on it several times a month.  Many of our members find it somewhat entertaining. You will see continuing information during the month of July and August concerning the upcoming reunion.  To find it simply go to https://fghsaa.wordpress.com.  You may leave comments and it is operated at no cost to the Alumni Association.  If you would like news, items of interest, or pictures posted, simply send them to me at my home address and I will see that they are posted.  I will return any pictures sent .  There is also a face book page designated for use by FGHS Alumni.  Please visit it OFTEN and check out the pictures and make comments.  It is a great way to communicate with former classmates and friends.

 

At our 2012 reunion Banquet or at the Fort Gay Women’s Club reception on Saturday night, a small silver colored  camera was lost. It was a Canon Power Shot A1100 IS.  If anyone found it could you please get in touch with me at my mail address, email, or either of my phone numbers.  Thanks much.

 

Anyone having questions or needing additional information, may contact me at my address, phone, or by email.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Richard A. Plymale, Chairman, FGHS Alumni Association

1468 Pine Meadow Rd.

Lexington, KY40504

 

Phone 859 255 5836 Cell phone 859 361 3318    Email:  richard.plymale@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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