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Vanceboro. North Carolina,
Thursday, May 5, 1983
Hans are being made for the upcoming
Alumni Banquet to be held in the New Cafeteria
at the Vanceboro Far m Life Elementary School
on Friday, May 16, at 7:00.
The Alumni are in for a special treat this year
since this is the first year the banquet has been
held in the new facility. The cafeteria has a
capacity to seat 250 people, so make plans now to
fill it to capacity.
Mr. Richard Bowers, principal, was contacted
by telephone and he stated "we are looking for
many of the Alumni and friends to be on hand for
this big night.” He plans to have the main
buildings open from 6-7 p.m. for anyone who has
not seen the new facility.
Many of the classes are planningget-togethers
during and after the banquet. The 1933 class will
be celebrating its 50th anniversary. You know
you willwant to be on hand to see these friends.
They will meet in the Art Classroom for their
Site of the 63rd Annual Farm Life Alumni Banquet.
There will be reserved tables for the classes of
1933, 1943, 1963 and 1963.
The 1983 Alumni officers are: Jimmy Huff,
President; Gray Lancaster, Jr., Vice President:
Janice M. Morris, Sec. & Treas.; Peggie Mills,
Asst. Sec. & Treas.; Mr. & Mrs.Otis Gatlin, Food
Committee: Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Morris,
Nominating Committee; Emmie Dudley and
Alice Arthur, Program Committee; Christine
Hill, Judy T. Dudley, Thalia Broadway,
Etheleene Butler, Sarah Alice Weatherington,
Table Decorating Committee; Sammy Cutler
and Billy Whitford, Dance and Decorating Gym
All former graduates and those who attended
Farm Life High School but graduated from
another high school are invited to attend and
bring a guest. President Jimmy Huff urges all
alumni members to come and epjoy an
interesting program, a delicious meal and a time
of reunion with former classmates. Although
Farm Life School is no longer a high school, the
alumni want to keep this an active organization.
Plans have been made for the Annual Dance in
the gym after the banquet. Make plans to take in
a few soft steps after the banquet.
The alumni are in for another treat because
this year the Vanceboro Junior Woman’s Club is
sponsoring Vanceboro’s First Annual
Strawberry Festival on May 14 & 16. There will
be games, car show, auction and talent show.
Make plans to spend the weekend.
Everyone is beginning to talk about the First
Annual Strawberry Festival, May 14 & 16 in
Vanceboro. The Vanceboro Jr. Woman’s Club is
sponsoring the Strawberry Festival this year.
They are hoping this will be an annual event to
promote Vanceboro to all our friends far and
Any organization, club, or individual is eligible
to enter any money making booth for the
Strawberry Festival. Cake sales, craft sales,
concession stand, talent show, and auction sale
are just a few of the booths already registered for
the Strawberry Festival. Don’t wait, the booth
you were planning might already be registered.
All you have to do is call 244-0178or 633-7100 and
ask for Mrs. Perry Morris. She will register
your booth and tell you the amount of your entry
Games are being planned for young and old
alike so everyone will have something to do.
A big feature of this year’s Strawberry
i'estival is the Car Show which will be held in the
Wachovia Bank parking lot. Mr. Jim Pepper is
chaiiman of the Car Show. If you want to enter a
car, call him today. He reports about forty cars
already lined up for the show. He has space for
:hirty five more-pass the word to your car buff
friends and get them in onthis exciting show. The
car show is being sponsored by the Vanceboro
On Saturday night. May 14, there will be a
talent show held in the Faim Life Elementary
School auditorium. Anyone with or without
talent can sign up for the show. Call 244-0178
or 633-7100 and get the details about entry
Next week watch for final schedule of events.
There will be fun for everyone, so begin planning
to be in Vanceboro all day Saturday May 14 for
the First Annual Strawberry Festival. Pass the
word, bring a carload - truck load or as many
people as you can.
Artwork is being collected through the area
schools forjudging. Any other interested artists
should contact Barbara Forrest at 244-1060 after
4 p.m. in order to have their work displayed.
The annual Yard Beautification Contest
sponsored by the Vanceboro Junior Woman’s
Club will be held in conjunction with the
Strawberry Festival. Yards will be judged on
Wednesday, May 11, and the winners will be
announced during the weekend events.
From 4r6 p.m. the JWC will have supper
prepared. You can pick up your supper in front of ■
Pat’s Building downtown and on the lot across
Robert Barr, won of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.
Barr of Route 1, Box 196,Vanceboro, N.C. placed
second in the STATE GRAPHICS CONTEST
held in Fayetteville on April 22, at Douglas Byrd
Senior High School.
Robert’s skill involved negative analysis, a one
color press run, sketch and art design, masking
negatives, a comprehensive written
examination, and exposing and developing offset
Robert is a member of the West Craven High
School VICA Club, who has trained under the
supervision and guidance of Mr. Dennis A.
Stokes, instructor of Graphics.
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