The Turner-Oak Lawn High School Reunion has been set for Saturday, July 6. The event is set to kick off at 11 a.m with a brief ceremony, and a parade to follow. The parade will conclude at Freedman Memorial Park where six new names will be added to the memorial wall. Those being honored this year will be Henry Clay Gray, Ely Green, Josie Briggs Hall, Alfred Lee Mims Jr., George Pointer and the Sweatt Family.
Chairman of the nominating committee Chuck Beatty said before deciding on who would be honored, the committee took nominations. He said some of those were provided by word of mouth, and then others came from talking with people in the community. He said the requirements to having ones name placed on this memorial wall include: they must be a resident or former resident of Waxahachie, a person of good character and must have made contributions to improve the quality of life for those in the community.
“We usually add names every two years,” Beatty said. “But the last time we added a name to the wall was back in 2009.”
He said they are thrilled with the names that were submitted and nominated this year.
“These are people who really made great strides in seeing that we have a great community to live in,” Beatty said. “We are thankful for their contributions and wanted to honor them at this time.”
The day's festivities will continue after the parade, extending into the evening he said. A luncheon will be held at the Waxahachie Civic Center for class members and their families.
For more information about the parade or the reunion, call Chuck Beatty at 972-935-2211.
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