West Charlotte Class of 1958 Celebrated their 60th Reunion
By FRAN FARRER
CHARLOTTE, NC – Even with the prediction on snow, the dedicated West Charlotte Senior High School class of 1958 celebrated their 60th reunion Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Wynfield Community Club House in Huntersville, with class mates Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Goode as hosts.
West Charlotte alumni standout with their continuous pride of having excellent educators providing not only an excellent education regardless of what side of the tracks one lived on, but instilling in each student the will to reach for the stars with the spirit of a Lion.
The class of ’58 has held true to the “Lion Pride” and lifelong relationships by meeting quarterly at Loving Touch Senior Care owned by classmate Hazel Freeman and his wife Joyce. They post robo calls to share illnesses and deaths, and give encouragement even in retirement years, and many are still active working part-time, volunteering, or engaged in non-profit organizations giving back to their respective communities. They are to be commended and applauded!
Classmates unable to attend meetings regularly had an opportunity to catch up over a delicious meal prepared by Charles Chicken & Ribs on Statesville Avenue, and enjoyed a melt-in-your mouth red velvet cake made by classmate Annie Garnet Norman.
Retired principal, JoAnn McIlwain Sturdivant kept this publisher engaged while breaking bread together.
Retired Maryland Vice Principal (called Assistant Principals in N.C.), Hattie Cornwell and other classmates kept the food coming to the table for all to enjoy.
The reunions are so much fun Louise Tolliver’s son and his wife tagged along, and her daughter-in-law joined her in 2017 without her husband; a true sign of love.
Willie Mae White Norman assisted class president, Frances Wallace Jackson making announcements and keeping everything on track for an early exit due to snowflakes falling.