Davie High Class of ’76 planning October reunion

Published 11:12 am Monday, July 12, 2021

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The Davie High School class of 1976 will celebrate its 45th-year class reunion at Guns Up Barn on Rainbow Road in Advance on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The menu will feature chicken stew, crackers, soft drinks, water and desserts. Several classmates have stepped up to cover the cost of the venue, port-a-johns, and the ingredients for the chicken stew.

The cost of the reunion will be virtually nothing for attendees. Donations will be accepted for the Cornatzer Dulin Fire Department and to cover expenses.

Pamela Stiles Cass and Alice Hanes have worked on updating the memorial tribute to deceased classmates that will be shown during the event.

Rick Swisher has offered to play his 70s music playlist through out the evening.If you plan to attend, please bring chairs. Those attending can bring a bowl. Serving starts around 5 p.m., since sunset is shortly before 7 p.m. Those attending who do not like chicken stew are welcome to bring something they enjoy for supper.

Any class member or spouse who would like to donate a dessert are welcome to do so.

Entertainment will feature classmate, Beverly Brown Burton. She has been singing with her next-door neighbor for over a year-and-a-half. She had heard Larry Pope sing and thought she’d like to sing with him some, so she just simply asked. After a “trial run” he “hired her”. Pope is a retired clinical consultant pharmacist, clinical consultant, and public speaker. He played music professionally in several bands during his university years at UNC-Chapel Hill and after graduation.

He continued as an entertainer throughout his professional career and now enjoys performing in his retirement. Genres include Classic Pop, Classic Country, American Standards, Nostalgic, Gospel, Elvis Presley standards, Beach Music, Love Songs, Dance Music, Show Tunes, and Christmas Music.

His band includes himself (and sometimes Beverly) with his electric guitar, along with computerized backing tracks for other instruments and vocal backup. Beverly and Larry are working on performing music from the 60s and 70s.

Classmates are invited to share old memories, rekindle old relationships, make new friends.

For more information, contact Alice Smith Hanes at 336-751-2237 or Julia Pilcher at 336-972-2755. More information is available on the Davie High Class of 1976 Facebook Group.