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The officers for the 2007-08 term are:
President-Lynn Bates Bowers, VHS Class of 2000 (304-363-0345)
1st Vice President-Angie Cunningham Irvin, VHS Class of 1989 (304-889-3567)
2nd Vice President-Levaun Lancaster West, VHS Class of 1990 (304-386-4883)
Recording Secretary-Danielle Highley Pittman, VHS Class of 2002 (304-386-4903)
Treasurer-Debbie Coen Lippincott, VHS Class of 1976 (304-334-2714)
Corresponding Secretary-Christine Cunningham Mitchell, VHS Class of 1979 (304-889-3300)
L-R: Christine, Angie, Danielle, Debbie, Lynn (not shown Levaun)
The officers of the Shortline Alumni Association are happy to invite you to the 37th annual gathering of all students and faculty that graduated from or attended any of the Shortline area schools. The weekend will begin with a home football game between the Valley Lumberjacks and the Weirton Madonna Blue Dons at Tom West Stadium on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. This game is being played in honor of all Shortline Alumni and former Valedictorians and Salutatorians will be honored during the pre-game ceremonies. A social will also be held on Friday, September 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Commons Area of Valley High School. Those not wishing to attend the football game can enjoy a visit with former classmates at the school and those that do attend the game can stop in afterwards. Refreshments will be available and there is no admission charged. Donations will be taken to help defray the cost of the refreshments. Bring your old yearbooks, photos and other memorabilia to help bring back all those enjoyable high school memories and reminisce with friends. There will be plenty of room available for classes wishing to reunite. Saturday will be kicked off with the annual Shortline Alumni Golf Scramble at the Riverside Golf Course in Sardis, OH. Lunch and registration begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. tee-off. Cost is $50.00 Please contact Jim West at 304-386-4883 or 304-266-6307 for more details on the golf outing. The banquet will be held on Saturday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the Short Line School in Reader, WV. Doors to the school will open at 4:00 p.m. The Junior Class will be preparing and serving the banquet in order to raise funds for Prom, so in order to avoid any loss to them, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS FOR THE BANQUET ARE REQUIRED! The cost for the banquet is $15.00 per person. Please notify Christine Cunningham Mitchell at 304-889-3300 to reserve a table at the banquet for decade or class reunions.
The business meeting, election of officers, introduction of the Keith Highley Scholarship recipients and presentation of the Honored Alumnus and Faculty Member will take place following the dinner. We will need to fill the position of the 2nd Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary and nominations will be taken from the floor.
The dance will begin at 9:00 p.m. and will end at 1:00 a.m. It will be held at the Robert C. Byrd Center in Pine Grove. The dance is for Shortline alumni only! Please do not ask us to admit non-alumni unless they are a spouse/guest of a Shortline alumnus – one guest per person. Admission for the dance is $12.00 per person. Advance reservations will be accepted or you can pay at the door. This year’s musical entertainment will be The MIXX. You can read about this great band at their website at http://www.freewebs.com/mixxband/mixxbio.htm or www.mixxband.com. There is also a link to their site in our links section to the left of this page.
Invitations will be mailed and emailed out by the end of July. If you do not receive one by the first week of August, be sure to contact Christine at the above number to receive one. Here are links to download the registration form in both Microsoft Word format as well as Adobe PDF format:
The Valley High Class of '69 will be celebrating their 40th reunion on Saturday the 19th beginning at noon at the home of Shirley Hupp Anderson on Barker Road. Chicken and pulled pork, along with tableware, ice, tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. To get to Shirley's home, take North Fork Road from Pine Grove for 2 miles to the fork in the road and then turn left onto Barker Road...Shirley's house is on the left at the foot of Barker Hill. Contact Nola Higgins Parks at email@example.com or 304-455-4597 or Shirley Anderson at 304-889-3223 or Virginia Derby at 304-386-4335 or Gail Lydick at 304-904-7530 or 304-346-8919 for more information.
The following classes have reserved tables at the banquet: Pine Grove Classes of '39,'49 and '59; Reader Class of '49; Valley Classes of '69, '74 and '79.
The Valley High Class of '74 will be celebrating their 35th reunion with an Open House on Thursday, September 17, 4:00 pm until ?? at Shuman's Cabin, Lot 20 Wise Acres (Turn into the Wise Acres Drive past Clip N Tails about 1/2 mile, next driveway past Wit's End camp on left...look for the Class of '74 banner on the gate and turn down the drive. Bring a comfortable chair to sit outside if it's dry - will move inside if it rains. Mike Parsons will be playing live music and we'll have hors d'oeuvres to munch on. An informal beer and wine bar will be set up but bring your favorite if you don't like these libations. We look forward to a casual evening of music and memories! RSVP to Sarah Wood Crow 304-455-1126 by September 14, 2009 or just show up but it's easier to plan for food if you let us know you're coming! Contact Debbie Barr Shuman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-369-5084, 239-980-8396 or 239-940-7883
The Valley High School Class of '79 will be celebrating their 30th with a covered dish picnic on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Picnic Pavilion at the Byrd Center in Pine Grove. Bring lawn chairs! Contact Christine Cunningham Mitchell at 304-889-3300.
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