Former students, their spouses, parents, children, and any other interested persons attended the Blue Springs School 10th Annual Reunion, which was held on Saturday, October 29th, at the Blue Springs Community Center. This location couldn’t be better since the Blue Springs Community Center stands today in the former site of the Blue Springs School, which began in 1929 and closed 1972. Acting as hosts and hostesses for this year’s event were Mrs. Shirley Caldwell Dunn, Mrs. Fay Bratcher, Mrs. Peggy Phillips Hendrixson, Mrs. Patsy Phillips Judkins, Ms. Peggy Couch, Mr. James Certain and Mr. Reed Miller. Reed also served as master of the ceremony.
All in attendance observed a moment of silence and a prayer in remembrance of the 3 former students, who had passed away since last year’s reunion, which are as follows: Mrs. Hazel Hibdon, Ms. Pauline Hutchins, and Mr. Tom Lassiter.
After Mr. J. E. Sandlin asked the blessing for the food, a delicious lunchtime meal consisting of finger foods, soups, and sandwiches, and a beautifully designed, delicious 10th Anniversary Cake made by Mrs. Fay Martin was served for dessert to the 27 guests present. Mrs. Joyce Hibdon Mullinax, a former teacher at the school, and Mrs. Joann Webb Sandlin, a former substitute teacher at the school, were unable to attend this year’s reunion.
The drawing of the door prizes and gifts were drawn and distributed by this year’s hosts and hostesses and included several nice and useful gifts. Photographs and mementos were on display for everyone’s enjoyment and reminiscence.
The day ended with each one in attendance an opportunity to have both an individual photo and a group photo of those present taken by photographer, Mr. James Edward Certain. A beautiful photo album will be put together by the photographer for anyone interested in purchasing one; those interested should contact Mr. James Edward Certain by calling (931) 273-2327 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All in attendance for the event enjoyed the fun-filled day and are planning the 11th Annual Blue Springs School Reunion for next year which will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Please mark your calendars, contact your former school mates and their families, and make plans to attend this very special day.