Shades Valley High School
Class of 1963
50th Reunion Committee
Warren Bailes Cain, Chairperson
May 6, 2013
Hello Classmates of '63 and Welcome to our 50th Reunion Page! We are on a ROLL! Over 250 persons attended the Saturday night festivities at the Country Club of Birmingham, and we had an overflow crowd at the Marriott Hospitality Suite the night before!
THE 50TH REUNION CALLED FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL
AND WE WORKED HARD TO MAKE IT JUST THAT!
FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 19TH ACTIVITIES
Larry Holt invited Coach Bill Legg who attended our Friday night festivities at the Marriott. It was great to see him and visit with classmates, spouses and friends from all over the country. See event photos here.
Our host hotel, the BIRMINGHAM MARRIOTT (Click for MAP - Located on highway 280 at I-459), was the hub of our activities. We had a Hospitality Suite open both nights with light snacks available. The Hospitality Suite was available Friday, Saturday & Sunday morning for visiting. The Mariott assigned Philippa Stricklin to be our SVHS Reunion Contact person. She made our reservations at telephone 205.968.4510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Philippa!
SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ACTIVITIES
A tour of Vestavia Hills East Elementary School was arrranged for former Vestavia students who attended our 50th Reunion.
Thirteen classmates along with many spouses met at 10 AM for the tour conducted by Principal Mark Richardson. Thanks to our classmate Hank Battle for arranging this tour, and to Mark for meeting with us!
See event photos here.
On Saturday night, the SVHS class of 1963 convened in East Room at The Country Club of Birmingham for great fellowship and fun. We feasted on food from the delicious Southern Style buffet and enjoyed beer, wine and mixed drinks from the cash bar. The Country Club of Birmingham is located on Country Club Road between Mt Brook / English Village and Crestline Village. Click for MAP.
Thanks to everyone who worked to make these events successful and to all who attended! See event photos here.
SVHS 50TH REUNION COMMITTEE
Betsy Acton Dumas,
Warren Bailes Cain, Millie Elmore Hulsey,
Kathleen Haigler Watkins,
Diana Hasty Plosser,
Virginia Lavallet Underwood,
Suzann McCool Isaacs,
Molly McPoland Peeples,
Lee Wilson Marks,
Marsha Currie Terrell,
Paula Glass Sevier,
Anne Wall McLeod,
Lynn Weinstein Raviv,
Avery Sloan and Bob Vick
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS
EBSCO Industries, Elton Stephens & Bill Trotter - booklet printing & class favors
Bob Vick - donation of original Shades Valley High School bricks
Clark Memorials, Pierre Tourney - transportation of bricks
Mike Jackson - event photographs
Jack Riley - locating missing classmates
Avery Sloan - Webmaster and Technical Advisor
Marriott Hotel, Highway 280
The Country Club of Birmingham - Pam Pierson, Special Event Co–Ordinator
We have several eighty-page Reunion Booklets left over from distribution at the Reunion and they are available for purchase. Send your check in the amount of $10 to me and I'll mail one to you. First come, first serve. See address below.
SVHS BRICKS AVAILABLE
Thanks to Bob Vick for supplying 250 SVHS Bricks that were salvaged from the demolition of our old school, and to Pierre Tourney at Clark Memorials for having them moved to the club on Saturday for anyone to take home as momentos. As of today, 20 remain for those who did not get a brick. They are free if you live in the area and want to pick one up, or can be purchased for delivery via mail for $18. See address below. Email first before coming for a brick.
WARREN BAILES CAIN
4153 SHARPSBURG DR.
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35213
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SVHS CLASS OF 1963 ($75.00 PER PERSON)
Image courtesy of Jonathan Haas/Davis Architects, Inc.
Class of 1963 - 50th Reunion Information
April 19-20, 2013
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