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Wallace Reunion brings memories, friends

wallacefriendsThere were more than a few visitors in Colorado City this weekend. Some were in town for the first time, but for many, this was a homecoming of sorts. Over 90 former students and teachers of the D.W. Wallace School gathered this weekend for the bi-annual reunion of the school.
The weekend’s activities kicked off with a fish fry Friday evening in the Colorado City Civic Center. As this year’s theme was western by nature, the weekend centered around “80 John” Wallace and the history behind the name.
Colorado High School Principal Mark Merrell was the featured speaker at the fish dinner, and he presented a slide show on Wallace, the rancher that donated the land for the first Wallace School.
“It was really nice. We enjoyed that,” Wallace alumni Glinda McGaha said.
Wallace grads started the morning off early on Saturday by visiting the cemetery to put out flowers for former classmates. There are 14 former students of the school that have passed away since the last reunion in 2012.
Gathering at the civic center later in the morning, those attending had the opportunity to visit, reminisce as they looked at Wallace School memorabilia and participated in a business meeting. A “picnic lunch” of hotdogs with the trimmings was served to the group of 92 people.
Special guests at this year’s reunion were Alfred and Della Bell. Alfred taught math and auto shop at WHS for five years from 1960 to 1965. He said that he had taught most of the people attending the reunion at one time or another.
During the business meeting, the reunion’s organizing committee was praised for their work. Bell said, “Wallace School has a lot of history, and I would like to compliment the committee for all their hard work in preserving that history. There’s nowhere else you can go to get three days’ worth of activities for $60 (the annual dues of the reunion group).”
It was agreed that everyone in attendance enjoyed the reunion having a theme, and plans for the 2016 reunion were started. Following the picnic lunch, those wishing to tour the Wallace school building had the opportunity to do so.
At each reunion, Saturday night is a special night to get together and attend a banquet. This year’s banquet featured something a little different, and the results were so good the event may become a tradition.
There was a table decorating contest held, as those signing up to participate competed against each other to present the best decorated table of the banquet, in keeping with a western theme.
This year’s winners were: Lonnie Fay Williams, 1st place; Maxine Campbell, 2nd place; and Joyce Louie, 3rd place. Colorado City’s own Mary Smith said that the decorations were beautiful, setting the mood for a lovely banquet.
To help raise money for the next reunion, a silent auction was held. Both McGaha and Smith said that the fundraiser went well.
Della Bell was the speaker at the banquet, and she spoke about 80 John and what he has meant to Mitchell County. She also revisited memories of the Wallace Wildcats, the famed basketball team. Most of all, she spoke about the importance of getting an education and stressed the importance of continuing that education through college.
A Sunday morning worship service at the House of Hope on 17th Street concluded the weekend’s activities.
Plans are in the works for the next reunion in 2016, and Smith said that she hopes everyone will plan to attend.

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