WADESBORO — Members of Bowman Excessive College Class of 1968 celebrated their 55th Excessive College Reunion on Friday, December 1, 2023, on the Harvest Ministries – CityReach Group Middle in Wadesboro. The occasion, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. was attended by nearly seventy members of the category and their friends.
Dr. Josephine Leak Harris, classmate and chair of the Reunion Planning Committee, opened the occasion with a hearty welcome to classmates as trailblazers, forerunners, and ones who paved the way in which for different lessons to comply with by graduating as the primary built-in class of Anson County Colleges. She indicated that when members of this historic class, turned their tassels on June 5, 1968, they turned an period within the county, leaving a legacy no different class can declare as being the primary graduates..
Following Dr. Harris’ welcoming statements to classmates and their friends, attendees have been welcomed to Anson County and the occasion by Mr. Jarvis T. Woodburn, member of the Anson County Board of Commissioners. Mr. Woodburn complimented the historic class on maintaining the recollections of Bowman Excessive College alive of their recollections and within the historic impression they made as the primary class to graduate from the consolidated highschool in Anson County Colleges.
Following the greetings by Commissioner Jarvis, Dr. Eva Baker Graves, classmate, plus members of the category representing all faculties that have been consolidated in Anson County, paid tribute to deceased members of the category with candles lit and names of their faculties shared. Mrs. Pamela Streater Vernon subsequent took attendees down reminiscence lane with nice reflection in regards to the native, nationwide, and worldwide occurrences throughout their 1967-1968 senior 12 months. This was adopted by the singing of the Nationwide Anthem.
This was certainly a magical evening for members of this historic class and their visitor as they joined in fellowship, meals, door prizes, and listened to music of their period, shared by the DJ for the occasion, Mr. Leon Gatewood. This was additionally a time of reflection, reaffirmation, and remembrance in regards to the challenges of their senior 12 months in addition to the character constructing that passed off throughout this most pivotal 12 months of their education. With a closing prayer for the occasion shared by their classmate, Rev. James Thomas, members of this historic class and their friends left trying ahead to celebrating reunions in a few years to return.