Welcome to the eleventh edition of Dale’s Tales
Homecoming 2001 Special Scrapbook Edition.
WONDERFUL, UNBELIEVABLE, EXCITING, GREAT, FANTASTIC, SUPER, FUN -
these are just a few of the words we have heard describing this year’s
“THE VERY BEST HOMECOMING EVER”.
For those of you who did not get to attend we will try and give you
a day by day account of all the activities that took place over Homecoming
Weekend. And, for those of you who were fortunate enough to be there
in person…well, you get to live it all over again.
FRIDAY – JUNE 8TH
My sister, Ann Denham Callahan ’54, and I arrived on campus around
noon. We immediately went to the Gap Grill (which is located under
the old gym) where registration was being held.
Everything was in full swing. We found Kathy Sparks, Director
of Events, who had been hard at work all morning getting her shoulders
massaged by WHOM ELSE…our very own Bill Kelly ’55. (Always willing
to lend a helping hand, Bill is.)
It didn’t take long for Susan and me to get set up with the raffle
tickets for Janie’s oil painting. Within minutes we had the first
of our many sales throughout the weekend.
Also registering were Donald Kelly ’52, Jack Ayers ’51, and Dale
Ray Clackum ’57 and his sister, Marcelle Clackum Jones ’57, soon
After registration, Ray, Marcelle, Ann and myself decided to go to
the archives building to see Billy Joe Stiles and deliver the computer
and scanner that Ann and Ray, respectively, donated.
Billy Joe was very excited and appreciative of the equipment, which
he will put to use once the archives building renovations are completed.
The Heritage House is being completely renovated. Completion
is scheduled for December, 2001.
Later Friday afternoon several of us attended the reception being
held at Headmaster Greg Zeigler’s house. The atmosphere and the food
were wonderful, as attested to by John Rogers ‘56
Dale with flamingos outside Headmaster's house