Majorettes reunion drawing near

September 25, 2013

PRESTONSBURG — The third annual reunion of all Prestonsburg High School majorette alumni is being planned for Oct. 11 and 12, during the Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival.

The group will meet at First Presbyterian Church, in Prestonsburg, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., where they will catch up with one another, have a meal and then head out to the PHS football field to practice for their halftime show, later that evening. There will be an evening meal in the band room, as well as a group picture at some point in the evening, before the girls, now women, take the field to once again put into practice many of them learned under Adams’ tutelage.

The next day, the group will again meet at the church at 10 a.m., for breakfast, practice and float decoration, prior to the afternoon parade. Alumni will perform in the parade, and those who are unable to perform can ride the float. Those who wish to ride the float in the parade can meet at the church or at the parade starting point at 2 p.m.

Afterwards, the group will end the evening with a 6 p.m. banquet at May Lodge, in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Old uniforms and memorabilia will be on display, and group and other pictures will be taken, and videos of the weekend’s and other performances will be shown.

All who participate are asked to purchase new t-shirts, which are being made to commemorate the reunion.

Family and friends of deceased majorette alumni are welcome to join the group in the parade. Anyone interested in doing so is asked to contact any participating majorette alum or to call Carol Jo Clark May at (606) 874-2244 or (606) 226-2565, or email her at caroljo@mikrotec.com.

Prior to the reunion, practices are held 3 p.m., Sundays, on the PHS football field, or at Allen Baptist church in the event of rain.

Letters have been mailed or emailed to those for who addresses are available. Addresses are still needed for the following:

• Vera Baldridge Brock, 1950-51

• Emma Lee Rice, 1953

• Patty Smith, 1959

• Brenda Kay Hicks, 1961

• Carleen Sue Patton, 1967-68

• Debby Burchett, 1968-69

• Lisa Johnson, 1979-80

• Malesa Hicks, 1982

• Jennifer Gilbert, 1982

• Beth Horn, 1987

• Clyde Preston Lewis, 1990

• Amy Lewis, 1992

• Angel Stephens, 1997-98

• Tonya Estep, 1997-98

• Bethany Smith Briscoe, 1995-98

• Rachel Rae Justice, 1995-98

• Stephanie Hicks, 1998-2000

• Valerie Ratliff, 2000

• Robbie Risner, 2004

Interested alumni or anyone with address information may contact Carol Jo Clark May at (606) 874-2244 or (606) 226-2565, or by email at caroljo@mikrotec.com.